Do NOT start your presentation with this trashy opening, “How is EVERYBODY today?” After the audience responds the speaker yells, “I can’t HEAR you!”
It’s insincere, manipulative and offensive.
The old “motivational speakers” used to do this (some still do) and it was corny then. It’s even more offensive today.
If you want to connect with your audience treat them with respect. Just imagine having coffee with a friend. He asks, “How are you today?” After you answer he prods you with, “IS THAT THE BEST YOU CAN DO?”
Join the US Marines and they demand that you yell everything – “YES SIR”
If you want to connect with people – treat them like equals – not marine recruits for your drill sergeant.
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