Ok, let's get personal. This is Sekou... I'm giving my copywriter the rest of the day off so I can talk to you directly. I'm sure one of the first things you're wondering is… really? A poet is going to teach me how to be a successful, engaging and well-paid speaker?... Really? My answer is emphatically Research shows that only 7% of your communication power lies in verbal communication. That means that WHAT you say is only responsible for 7% of how effective you are in reaching, engaging, or moving someone. The rest comes from NONVERBAL communication - 38% from your voice (tone, inflection, etc.) and 55% from your body (movement, gestures, etc.) In other words, 93% of your impact on an audience lies not in WHAT you say, but HOW you say it.