David Gelkin is a public speaker, actor and serial entrepreneur. He is also a Toastmaster, and currently serves as Division G Governor (Nordics) 2014-2015 for Toastmasters International. He has written the book “Financial Freedom from 499 Euro”.
His stage fright moment
Haven’t had yet, but he gets nervous and has butterflies in the stomach just before to speak.
The rules of audience etiquette
First rule: It’s not the speakers’ responsibility to keep the etiquette rules in place. It’s the meeting facilitator’s (or Sgt. at Arms) role.
Second rule: Make sure First rule is followed.
More about audience etiquette
If you are the meeting facilitator and you are going to enforce audience etiquette, do it with dignity and diplomacy.
If you are part of the audience and you have some task to do while listening to the speaker (e.g. taking a photo and tweeting it immediately), be discreet.
“The good of the many outweighs the good of the few.” – Mr. Spock (Star Trek)
The richest man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason
Routine to Shine
When you wake up in the morning, listen to some uplifting music on the radio, and dance!