Respect. It is that simple. Yes, it goes a bit deeper than Aretha Franklin’s “Just a little bit…” But it is an effective starting point. The respect that you must have for your audience demonstrates itself in three ways: preparation, organization, and conversation.
After a career as US Navy Helicopter Test Pilot, Instructor, and Acquisition Professional, I fell in love with organizational and Personal Growth and Development, Leadership Training, and Communication/Public Speaking education. Now I inspire others to Dream more, Learn more, Do more, and Become more as leaders.
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