Need an ice-breaker? Try card tricks.
OK, so I’m not serious about the card tricks because god knows I couldn’t do them. But I wanted to follow-up on my last post about introducing yourself to your audience to get a better connection – to show you how it works in action.
A few weeks ago at our Pincus Professional Education Circuit Court Litigation Boot Camp in Miami retired Judge Scott Silverman, now at JAMS MIAMI, took the time to introduce himself one-on-one to attendees.
So did most of the rest of the morning panel – kuddos to our speakers!!!
And Judge Silverman took this technique one step further – he taught some of the audience members how to do card tricks with their business cards!
I’m not sure how this came about, as I just caught the tail end of it on my camera, but it was hilarious! Talk about breaking the ice.
They LOVED him.
Of course it helps that Judge Silverman is a funny guy who had fantastic insight and practical how-to advice when he spoke.
Go Judge Silverman! And Thank You for taking the time to introduce yourself to the audience one-on-one.
Oh… by the way…
As a side note, for those of you that don’t know, but wonder about the same last name :-), Pincus Professional Education is my sister company, which provides Continuing Legal Education seminars across the country.
Speakers are Judges, Justices, staff attorneys and law clerks for judges, and highly recommended attorneys.
We take speakers by referral only (for the most part) and we provide all of our speakers with my public speaking handout. We also send our speakers my public speaking training DVD upon request.
If you are interested in my public speaking handout as a very low-cost e-book, let me know. I’ve been thinking about offering it for $5 bucks. It’s something that is handed out at all of my public speaking training programs – whether I am training a group at their office, or it’s a program put on by my seminar company.
It is a short, direct, compilation of top tips in various areas like organization, audience, delivery skills, using Power Point, moderating a panel, speaking on a panel, etc.