of the sailboats
against their masts
heard it said that studies show some people would
rather die than give a speech.
never felt that way, but have known serious angst
before many presentations.
have flopped and excelled. The excelling calls me back
because giving an audience
what they need is
matter the subject and why they thought I can
address it, what they need
from me is me.
won’t listen to someone they don’t know. I have to
often begin by saying, “This is who I am and why I’m
I tell a story, a living demo, and now they learn what
I’ve learned. The points then
become obvious: one, two,
© 2013 Allan Cox, Allan Cox & Associates Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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