What if we stopped …
… thinking of people as just number filling seats?
… focusing on how we look, where we’re putting our hands, whether people will like us?
… wondering whether this speaking engagement will lead to a new engagement, a new client, a new opportunity?
What if we started …
… seeing the audience as individuals with hopes and dreams and problems and concerns?
… focusing on how we can help the audience, entertain them, inspire them, teach them something?
… thinking of ways to make this time—time that they will never get back—worth their while?
What if we put the audience first?
What might happen then?