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The Race To 1 Billion Listeners

The race to 1 billion listeners from Socrates to Swift Public speaking and performance is as old as civilisation itself. In the early days, however, the potential audience was limited. From hundreds to billions, this infographic looks at the key milestones in the growth of public audiences. Speech Socrates argued his case to a jury of 100s At the dawn of civilisation, the power of speech was limited to as far as a man could shout. Amphitheatre Aristophanes used the acoustic power of the amphitheatre to influence an audience of 1000s The ancient Greeks invented amphitheatres that utilised natural acoustics to amplify a single voice. PA System Martin Luther King used a PA system to give his I Have a Dream' speech to a crowd of 100,000s The Public Adress System (PA) is a sound amplification and distribution system which allows the speaker to address a large audience. Radio King George V broadcasted a speech wirelessly to an audience of 1,000,000s Microphone, loudspeaker, and receiver/transmitter merged to create this powerful public broadcasting device. A person's voice could now reach millions of ears. Television Neil Armstrong gave his "One Small Step' speech to an Š°udience of 100,000,000S A good speech is more than just sound. TV allowed a huge and diverse audience to bring visual atmosphere into their own homes. Internet Taylor swift published a video watched by an audience of 1,000,000,000s The internet has given humans unprecedented reach. Popstars like Taylor Swift can reach billions of people. londonspeakerbureau.com

The Race To 1 Billion Listeners

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Public speaking and performace is as old as civilisation itself. In the early days, however, the potential audience was limited. From hundreds to billions, this infographic looks at the key milestones...

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