How to own the stage – Lessons from a 10 year old

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Dalton Sherman is a shining example of how to own the stage.

Perhaps he’s had a little presention training.

It’s worth seeing exactly how he connects with and inspires an audience with charm, authenticity and a real message.

This is a perfect example of how to own the stage

A young man of this age captures the hearts and minds of 20,000 adults in just 9 minutes.

It really is worth taking a few minutes out of your busy schedule to watch this budding orator in action.

Encircled on a huge platform in front of 20,000 teachers, Dalton shows us the impact of stepping up with confidence to own the stage.

Watch him use the entire space making sure he connects with every segment of the audience.

He moves with purpose

Listen out for his statesman like emphasis, as he repeatedly delivers his signature phrase with passion, “Do you believe.

There is little if any room for uncertainty as to what Dalton wanted from his audience


Something tells me that he not only walked away with plenty but that he inspired his audience to believe in themselves too.

Notice how the repetition continues with tempo and rhythm .

He gracefully convinces a conference filled with teachers that ‘he can do, be, create, and dream anything’!

Listen out for his vocal variety

He slows down to draw his audience in even closer.

Then watch how he makes his speech personal, as he reaches out physically and by name to specific segments of his huge audience.

If you watch the whole 9 minutes you will see that this young superstar knew exactly how to own the stage.

He delivers a serious message but also knows how to endear his audience with humour and gravitas.

Enjoy the video!

If you’d like to learn how to own the stage:

– Book yourself onto a powerful public speaking course.

– Invest in some really good one to one public speaking coaching.

– Get yourself some excellent presentation training

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