So, Ann -
Here are some examples of "differences":
- Your content is off-the-cuff when one-on-one, but scripted when in front of a crowd
- You have a drink or food when you speak one-on-one (giving you something to take up the space that the UM does) but nothing when in front of a crowd
Curious as to the answer - I find the two biggest helps are good notes or outlines, and a glass of water so you can catch your breath (and gather your thoughts).
The point about off-the-cuff vs. scripted has many flavors to it. For example, when scripted, you have a hit list of items you want to hit, where you may not have a fixed agenda one-on-one. Also, you very well may practice a scripted pitch, but not an informal one. And your expectations of your performance are probably a lot different.
So, does any of this strike a chord?
> Ann Phelps wrote:
>My problem is when talking to one person I can roll the
dictionary of info out like an auctioneer. When talking to
a group of people I forget what I am saying and use the
big no no word UM in between every couple of words.
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