Want to speak well in public? Learn from Santa!
If you’d like to ‘sleigh’ your audience and shower them with your gifts, you can learn a lot from Santa. Here are his reindeers’ tinsel tips.
Dasher: Just like Santa, listen well. By listening Santa gets to know people and what they want and need. Then he gets to work to create something that makes people happy.
Dancer: Santa has found that the three P’s are key - Planning Preparation and Practice. All the serious work is done ahead of the big day. Santa’s workshop is busy all through the year planning and preparing for that one special event to be confident that everyone receives something special.
Prancer: Santa says it’s important to have fun. After all the hard work in advance, delivering on the big day is then easy and enjoyable – for him and his public. As he relishes the ride and offers gifts to everyone with smiles and joy, the people are happy and beaming.
Vixen: Santa always likes to surprise people with something they aren’t expecting. Something novel, eye-catching or funny rather than just another set of socks.
Comet: Santa always dresses for the job. He wouldn’t make the rounds in blue jeans and a plaid shirt, but insists on looking good – only his red suit with white fur trim will do.
Cupid: Santa’s motto is ‘Sm-eye-ile’: smile plus eye contact. When he smiles and looks warmly into people’s eyes he makes them feel noticed and valued.
Donner: Santa developed his memorable phrase” Ho, Ho, Ho’ so that he, and what he stands for, is remembered even in the middle of July. He repeats his ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ message and everyone knows what it represents.
Blitzen: Santa’s gifts are always generous but he still leaves people wanting a little more.
Rudolph: Santa is Santa. He believes in just being himself, round belly and all. As a result, everyone loves him for who he is and what he offers. Merry Christmas!
Glen Savage - www.purplespeaking.com