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Thursday, 09 November 2017 02:27

When giving a speech, which has more impact: the feedback of some 3 speech experts or the collective feedback of some 100 regular audience members?

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I believe that the feedback from three speech experts to be of more value than an audience of 100 regular audience members.

I’m not sure what ‘regular’ audience members has to do with anything? The state of their bowel movements shouldn’t come into play.

Experienced speech experts, assuming they also provide coaching services rather than just critique, can help you rapidly move past obstacles or problems that are holding you back.

Being so-called experts allows them to draw from a vast experience to help you. Their critique would be drawn from many different facets. They can draw from their experience in providing you advice that has worked for other speakers.

With an audience of 100 or more, you are more than likely to get people that disagree with each other in advising you how to improve your speech. This is of no value. That size of a group could collectively tell you that they liked your presentation, which is good of course, but they would unlikely be able to provide you with specifics of where you could improve and how you could improve.

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Rae Stonehouse

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Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANEI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic. He is a long-time member of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters and is the driving force behind its long-term success. 

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