The most read article I have ever written has only made it to my own website after being circulated around the internet for over five years. It has been published to over fifty other sites and read by about 350,000 people. It is entitled “7 Sure Fire Ways To Overcome Stage Fright When Speaking Or Performing” it was written and published back in 2005. Within that article I advise my readers a bit on how to look at a crowd of people with the following advice.
“See the Crowd as Only One Person: No science is available to prove how or why this little tool works, but be assured it will never fail. Always speak to the audience as if you were talking to only one single person. It makes them feel that you are being very personal with each individual; they can feel the difference. It shrinks the crowd on a perceptional level for you. Remember that perception is often the better part of reality. It moves the entire matter to a, one on one. Who wouldn’t admit that they are more comfortable talking to their neighbor or some stranger but not a whole crowd? Approach your performance or address as if you were doing just that and you will succeed.”
When writing, this rule also applies but what are missing are the eye contact and the verbal and emotional responses of the crowd. Yet, even for that, the statistics of an article, the feedback and the demographics of the readership says a lot. So what exactly does it say?
After publishing my latest article on June 7, 2011 entitled “2012 Presidential Choices – When Lincolnesque is Not a Luxury” I see once again that America is still not sure where she is heading as a nation. I was invited to discuss this article in a TV interview only one day after it was published because others have begun to notice that the economy is not the only big question in America.