By: Edward Sylvan, CEO of Sycamore Entertainment Group

Inspirational Women Of the Speaking Circuit: Venus Morris Griffin of ‘Meybohm Real Estate’ On The Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Speaker

Be direct and be vulnerable….and don’t be afraid to show emotion. Sometimes I cry, laugh, get mad, and get excited during my talks. When I first began, I thought by showing these emotions, it made me appear weak. As I became a more seasoned speaker, I realized that showing these emotions made me more powerful. I share the good and bad, and I make it personal and at each presentation, I can always tell my audience is connecting with me because I see many of the participants crying when I make eye contact with them.