“Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die.” ~ Howards EndI love this statement: Only connect. It is the crux of human relationships, of course. And it is the crux of the speaker/audience relationship. You can have good material, perfect organization and skilled delivery, but if you dont connect with the audience, something critical is missing.
Lisa Brathwaite suggests nine ways to connect with an audience. Besides the text of her message, Lisa provides a downloadable audio message at her site.