When I say I'll learn ['Teach' is not in the river vocabulary] a man the river, I mean it. And you can depend on it, I'll learn him or kill him. - Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain
Utilizing a unique and memorable MARK TWAIN acronym, author Conor Cunneen demonstrates what the Dean of American Humorists learned him bout public speakin !
Audience research and knowledge
Relate to audience
Know your objective
Titter and humor wins the audience
Wait the power of the Pause
Involve, Inform, Inspire your audience
Narration and stagecraft.
Did you know that Mark Twain, long recognized as a wonderful author and humorist was possibly THE most successful professional speaker ever?
The great man enthralled audiences from Berlin to Boston, from Montana to Melbourne with storytelling full of humor, pathos and humanity. Many regarded him as a superb impromptu speaker, except he wasn't!
Twain worked diligently at his craft, researching, writing, rewriting and memorizing his material. Now, you can learn tips, tricks and techniques Twain used to mesmerize, entertain and inform his audiences.
Author Conor Cunneen showcases the words of Twain and his contemporaries via a unique MARK TWAIN acronym to highlight what the mop-haired humorist learned him about public speaking. A successful business speaker and humorous motivational speaker to Corporate, Healthcare and Association audiences, Cunneen shows how he implements what he learned from Twain in his own presentations.