5 Strategies for public speaking

5 Strategies for public speaking

presentations, Public speaking
I was never a huge fan of public speaking. I was always very nervous and had this overwhelming feeling the audience was judging my every word. I now know how to overcome my fears and deliver a memorable presentation. I have summarized for you the top 5 strategies I use to make sure every presentation is a showstopper. Realize 90% of Nervousness Doesn't Even Show. The audience usually can't see the telltale symptoms of nervousness. The butterflies, the shaky hands or the sweaty palms. The key is for you to not focus on them either. You need to focus on the audience. When you do this two things will happen: 1) they will like you more, and 2) much of the nervousness that you feel will go away. Don't Avoid…
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5 ways to engage with your audience

5 ways to engage with your audience

presentations
When you speak you need to engage with your audience. Has a boring speaker ever put you to sleep? Do you wish they could engage with your audience better. Your head begins to nod as you fight off the urge to slip mercifully into the Land of the Z's. Or has your mind ever wandered during someone's dull presentation? Sure, this has happened to all of us, more than we would like to admit. However, don't let it happen to you when you are the speaker. The key to keeping your audience from taking a mental exit is to involve them in your talk. Yes! Studies show that the more you involve your audience, the more they retain. Why? Because they are listening! You can involve your audience in several…
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You Are Always Public Speaking So Be Prepared

You Are Always Public Speaking So Be Prepared

presentations, Public speaking
Public Speaking and why you hate it The funny thing about presenting and public speaking is that the majority of people will tell you they don’t enjoy it and/or aren’t very good at it. And yet regardless of who they are and what they do, most of the speaking they do on a day-to-day basis IS public speaking. You see, mostly when we talk to ourselves we keep it as an internal dialogue that nobody else can hear. But whenever we open our mouths and actually make a noise in front of another person we’re speaking in public – hence “public speaking”. So why do so many people find it so scary? I think it’s the eyes. All those sets of eyes fixed on you….. BORING into you. It’s unsettling.…
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