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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This will work for you or against you - the choice is yours

With the previous entry, we looked at how what you are focusing on matters, and the importance of focusing on your audience's needs and wants.

There is another aspect of focus that is equally important.


It is all about not focusing on your mistakes (whether you are making lots of them or none of them). Many people focus on giving that perfect presentation, free from "um's" and "ah's," "false starts" or grammatical errors. I have seen many of these people speak, and it seems to me they believe they are giving the "perfect speech."  However, in many cases, because they are looking so intently at what they don't want to do, they lose the freshness, energy, and life force they could otherwise be conveying to their audience.

It is important to recognize that certain elements of speech - like "um's" and "ah's" - can get in the way of the effective delivery of your message. However, the other extreme - being too "perfect" - can also get in the way. Dr. Martin Luther KingLook at some of the best speakers in the world. Most of them make a lot of mistakes in terms of grammar and other things like that, but you don't even notice because they are doing such a great job of sharing their message by dynamically and authentically expressing themselves. Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech comes to mind.

This principle can work either for you or against you. Be aware of it, and practice using it to your (and your audience's) ultimate advantage. It's up to you.

I hope this finds you well in all respects, and steadily increasing in your skill as a speaker and presenter. Let me know how you're doing - I'd love to hear from you.

~Datta Groover

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To provide quality speakers who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world.
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Higher Speech was founded in 2004 by Datta Groover in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. He realized that as much as he had to offer others, by bringing others on board with their own unique specialties and strengths, there is far more to offer the world at large together than what we can all do separately.

The name "Higher Speech" was chosen because it says what we are all about. In the history of our planet, "Higher Speech" is what has always made the most positive and long-lasting influences.

About Datta

Datta Groover's goal is to inspire others to improve their level and quality of communication, helping lives work better personally and professionally. He offers public-sector workshops on Communication and Public speaking, as well as workshops within the corporate world.

He has authored 4 books, both fiction and non-fiction, is a professional member of both the The National Speakers Association, and of The Author's Guild. Datta has published numerous articles, and worked for many years as the content and style editor for Torchlight Publishing.

He has been speaking in professional circles since the mid-1980s when he chaired the International Committee for Self-Sufficiency, and has spoken in Europe, India, Africa, South America, and North America (and not just to ask for directions).

He works primarily as a fee-paid speaker, though is always happy to lend his services to a worthy cause.  His primary area of speaking centers around personal communication, both within the business environment and in people’s personal lives.  His speaking style is simple, direct, entertaining, and from the heart.   

Datta & Rachael Jayne GrooverDatta is a motivational speaker and is hired frequently by speakers, authors, and trainers who want to improve their presentation and communication skills. He lives with his wife Rachael Jayne in Fort Collins, Colorado.