Public Speaking Course:
Genius Technique - Split Your Story
Here's a genius technique from my public speaking course. Try splitting your
story. You do this by starting a story at the beginning of your program, but
don't finish it. This will build anticipation in your audience when you cut off
the story at a key point or just before the expectant finish. Then finish the
story at the end of your talk.
When you use this genius technique, you will have every single person there
at the end of your speech because they want to know what happened at the end of
the story, as you weave the split parts back together.
Create a split, for positive tension, so they do not "mentally
split" from your talk and fall asleep. (No ZZZs allowed.)
You want people hanging on the edge of their seats, so keep them curious.