Speaking Lesson from Curtis Martin: Be Generous
Watch Curtis Martin’s NFL Hall of Fame acceptance speech:
What makes this speech so remarkable is his generosity as a speaker. He shares his story, his emotion, his message. And everything he says feels like a gift. He seems completely relaxed at the podium – not because he is an expert speaker – but because he is in the mode of giving.
From the Green Room: Be a generous speaker. If you can think of your speech as a gift, you will reduce your anxiety and be able to be more fully present with your listeners.