I wanted to take the time to share with you my public speaking teaching resources. These are great because they really can help you conquer your public speaking fears and general flaws. I found the best way to learn is by doing. There is just no other way to properly learn. Standing in front of the mirror giving a speech or in front of your family, isn’t really doing it.
The last relationship idea is extremely important. When you are talking to a person you can tell by body language and facial expression what your message is doing to them emotionally. You may be causing people to be happy, confused, have anger or any other range of emotion. Gauging an audience is the same as reading a single person and essential for effective speaking. By reading your group you can tailor your message even further for that group.
The forth thing to remember is, you are a valuable source of information. Once you understand the value that you have to offer, the speaking process can become simple. Even though the speaking part may seem impossible, you can work through it with many different techniques. For example, you can try meditation style breathing techniques.
OSpeaking to persuade, promote, or sell: you might want to persuade people to join your cause, sign a petition, or donate to charity. Or you might be persuading them to make an appointment with you, or buy what you’re selling, do business with you. In that case you’ll need to carefully evaluate whether the training you’re considering will actually meet that goal. There are many reputable companies that offer public speaking training. If my trainings don’t fit your needs, I can likely refer you to a company that will.
That is why we must accept the fact that speaking in front of an audience is inevitable and when life throws us lemons, we should just make lemonades. Face our fears head on. We all have that fear in public speaking. Some people may even fear speaking in public more than dying. So before you let that fear get to you, catch it head on. Learn better presentaion skills. Be the best speaker you can possibly be.
95% of your success is determined before the presentation. Your audience will know if you didn’t rehearse. Rehearsing, or “rehearing” yourself minimizes 75% of your nervousness. Rehearse standing up, or better yet, ask someone to videotape you. The camera will be your most objective ally. The more comfortable you become with your material via rehearsing, the more comfortable you will be with your body language.
This attitude adjustment is the most important tip. Without it, you have no foundation to build on. But with your rock-solid focus, you’ll quickly leave fear in the dust.
As stated above, eye contact is immensely important. By making eye contact with your audience, you are establishing an important connection with them that will make them just as passionate about what you have to say as you are. Do not make the mistake that so many others do of reading off your notes for the entire speech. This will do nothing but bore your audience and your speech will certainly not get a very loud round of applause at the end.