If you search in Google for the term “public speaking tips” you get roughly millions of responses. That seems like a lot, but when you have to be the one standing in front of the group there isn’t enough information in the world that could get you over that fear.
Also if you ask people on the street they would either say practice or join Toastmasters. which are great tips but this article will expound on why these are good ideas. I actually have achieve the DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) status so I know the benefits of both.
Believe it or not, most of those fears are self imposed. What do I mean? The people listening to you don’t really care how the information is disseminated, they just want at the information.
It’s the speaker that puts themselves through the ringer weeks before the event. Here are some tips that may seem obvious, but once completed, will really put your mind at ease, trust me.
I do mean know your topic, I mean inside and out, upside down, what ever question someone could throw at you, you know the answer. You really need to be prepared to reach this level. You need to know your speech almost by heart; you need to know the products you will be discussing. Do your homework, you will know you have reached public speaking Nirvana when you get that “feeling”, it will come with knowledge. Believe! This is a slow approach but it helps build confidence, but this usually hinders a person who is a perfectionist.
The Real Tips On How To Becoming A Compelling Public Speaker Tip #2: Greet As Many Of The Attendees Prior To Your Speech As Possible
Familiarity promotes confidence. Besides, think of the benefit you provide the topic you are to speak on when you take the time to meet people before you go on.
This strategy also prevents you from pacing back and forth and worrying yourself to death until you go on.
There is no point in cramming now, if you don’t know it, you wont, and it will show.
The Real Tips On How To Becoming A Compelling Public Speaker Tip #3: Picture The Audience Naked Myth
DON’T think everyone in the audience is naked, this in fact will hurt your chances of a successful public speaking outing.
I know from personal experience because I did it and it almost made me sick to the stomach.
Sometimes your audience would not give you the best visual if they are naked.
The Real Tips On How To Becoming A Compelling Public Speaker Tip # 4: Take The Uhs and Ums Right From Your Mouth And Pause
When you find yourself with only a mouthful of uhs and ums, stop yourself, repeat the sentence as if to add importance, and replace the uhs and ums with silence to allow your points to hit home.
The Real Tips On How To Becoming A Compelling Public Speaker Tip # 5: Animate Your Speech
Most people think that good communication is mouth-centric. Nothing could be farther from the truth! To be a powerful communicator, you have to use your entire body. Gestures and body language add energy and enthusiasm to your speech.
These are tips can really help you take your next step in public speaking.
The Real Tips On How To Becoming A Compelling Public Speaker: It Is Important To Be A Good Public Speaker At The Least
Do you realize that people pass up promotions because they will be required to speak publicly?
Do you realize people fear speaking in public more than they fear dying?
Maybe because dying is abstract and appears far away while the podium is right in front of them. Either way, you really can come to grips with your fear and maybe you won’t enjoy it, but you’ll be able to get through it easier. If you read and still having troubles with public speaking consider joining a toastmaster club near you to hone the skills in a warm environment.
I can’t emphasize enough that half of your battle will be just knowing what you are going to say, and anticipating what others are going to ask. It can be easy!
Take Care and God Bless,
Greg “Da Spokesman” Stargell
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