The key to any speaking opportunity – whether that’s speaking on Zoom in a meeting, on stage, in the media, in your website videos, or in job interviews – is to keep the audience focused on your message and nothing else.
There are a lot of things steering your audience away from you and your message.
A busy background.
Or even a pair of glasses.
It’s one of the biggest questions I get:
“What do I do about my glasses?”
They’re not asking whether they should wear them…
But really – what to do about the fact that they’re distracting.
The light from their room is bouncing off the lenses…
They know they need help.
I struggled with this for so long – I just ditched my glasses for years… which has made it pretty hard to see my slides when I’m training.
But I figured out some tricks.
And I’m going to share a little bit with you now.
(If you want to go more in-depth with me, click here to watch this video I just shot.)
Do you have big thick frames?
Or are they too small and cutting off your pupils?
While glasses may sometimes feel like an afterthought, they could be detrimental to your overall message.
You want your audience to connect with your eyes.
The eyes are the window to the soul (or so I’ve heard).
This is also why it’s important to look directly into the camera. You’ll appear as if you’re looking right into the eyes of your audience.
This takes practice to get it down and not let your eyes wander off and look at all the other people on the call.
When you let your eyes move from person to person or somewhere else in your room, you may appear to be insincere, detached, uninterested, insecure, and even shifty.
When someone can really look into your eyes — they feel more connected to you. AND TRUST YOU MORE.
That’s why I care about this.
It’s not about looks.
I care that you connect with more people.
And they trust you.
P.S. I left out one of the other big no-no’s when it comes to making sure you connect with your audience and stand out. I’m talking about lighting. I just published a short video telling you all about it. Click here to watch.
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