Unassuming: modest, not arrogant or presumptuous, humble, unpretentious...
One of the most important pieces of homework a speaker has to do is to know who their audience is, even to the extent of knowing who is going to be in the audience (journalists, other experts, your peers…).
You may be an expert, famous or have received countless accolades…but it is important that you carry yourself with a good amount of humility.
It is important not to assume that the audience knows less than you.
Arrogance has no place on a speaking platform.
Treat your audience with the same respect you would like to be accorded to you.
The next lesson is V for Voice and Vocal Variety
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