“They’re waiting for you to show yourself to them...”
Most of what I have learned about communication and connection did not come from my speech and communication classes in school. It came from my experience as a performer and from years of closely watching others perform. I worked my way through college playing drums in various jazz groups beginning when I was 17. No matter how technically “good” the music was, I have never seen a great performance that lacked a solid connection between the performer and the audience.
Playing music is a performance and also very much a presentation. Good presentations ...