The first key points out the importance of having a powerful message that is clear, concise, well-organized, and created in language that resonates with your ideal audience.
Knowing that you have a compelling message to share is the foundation of public speaking confidence. (To view the post with this video, click here.)
The second key to effective spoken presentations is by using vocal variety, rather than boring your audience by speaking in a monotone. (To view the post with this video, click here.)
This third key deals with nerves and fear. Nerves and fear are often the major reasons why people either hesitate or refuse to speak up, whether it’s in meetings, online, on stage, at networking events, and in one on one conversations.
There are actually three major fears that people can confront before opening their mouths to say something:
- The fear of being criticized
- The fear o being rejected
- The fear of failure
The training in the video in this blog post provides some basic strategies for dealing with these 3 fears. (Space and time don’t allow for the kind of depth I dive into in my work with private clients and in my courses.)
A crucially important thing to realize is that emotion is felt in the body, so the key to overcoming what we interpret as nerves or fear also resides in the body.
For example, when you feel nervous energy circulating around your body, you can interpret that energy as either fear or excitement. They are two sides of the same coin.
The trick is to use that energy to infuse your message with enthusiasm and excitement, rather than letting the nerves overcome your ability to confidently share the information and wisdom you have to share.
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