Public Speaking Course:
Genius Technique - Split Your Story
Here is one of my "genius techniques" taught in my public speaking course. Instead of telling a complete story from the beginning to the end try splitting your story instead. Start a story at the beginning of your talk, but don't finish it. This builds suspense when you cut off the story at a key point or just before the expectant end.
It builds up the anticipation in your audience. Then finish the story at the end of your talk.
When you use these skills, you will have every single person there at the end of your speech because they want to know what happened at the end of the story, as you weave the split parts back together.
Create a split, for positive tension, so they do not "mentally split" from your talk and daydream, or snooze. (No ZZZs allowed.)
You want people hanging on the edge of their seats, so keep them curious.