Keep On Dancing

By February 28, 2013March 30th, 2020SpeakerNotes

SONY DSCMy friend Mary invited me to a dance exhibition at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Durham, NC.  The performances included dance professionals as well as students. 

 Watching one couple in particular I was reminded that no matter what happens . . . the show must go on!  This couple was providing a stunning performance when suddenly the music stopped.  Had the performance ended?  Was there a technical problem?  Was the music going to start-up again?  All eyes were on Kostantin and Rita.

 The couple was flawlessly completing their Bolero as if nothing had happened.  They received a standing ovation!

 When you step up to speak, anything can happen. It is up to you to project a confidence that lets your audience know you have everything “under control”.  If you feel awkward or ill at ease, your audience will, too.  If you keep a bold face and forge ahead, they’ll follow along.

 The lesson, remember to keep on dancing!


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