Let's go back to a series we discussed a few weeks ago, , , the use of entertainment media as a means of visual impacting your audience. I did several posts about using music in your presentation. Today we will look at ventriloquism.
Here is a video of Jay Johnson and his partner, Darwin on the Letterman Show. Though Johnsons performance is not aimed at a business or behavior audience, it certainly could be.
What I would like for you to do as you watch this highly entertaining skit is to take note of how much action Jay gets out of Darwin, without him ever saying a single word. Most public speakers could develope such a completelly "silent routine" (or no actual words) with only minimal work.
Go to Toys-R-Us and you can find a simular looking "monkey" as Darwin. Buy one, create your little routine, and practice and before you know it you'll have your own stage-worthy and delightful monkey routine.