According to Theo Tsaousides Ph.D., “While fear teaches you to protect yourself in risky situations, letting that fear stand between you and your audience could prevent you from sharing inspiring ideas, speaking about important work, and presenting interesting solutions to problems that affect many people. In short, it’s everyone’s loss.”
Are you going to speak in front of a big crowd anytime soon? Are you have second thoughts about your ability to talk about a topic and relate it to the crowd? Is it frightening on your part to think about the possible issues or concerns that may arise during your speech? If you answered yes to all these questions, then make sure to check out the rest of this article.
For today’s post, we are going to talk and discuss the various tips and tricks to keep in mind the next time you engage in a public speaking event. Before anything else, we want to remind everyone that you can get over your fears and doubts. What is essential at this point is that you are 100% sure that you want to do public speaking. On the other hand, if you have been forced to do it for the sake of impressing others, then there is a high tendency or chance that you will not succeed. Take note that you can only become a great and excellent speaker if you love public speaking genuinely.
Here are the top techniques to consider:
Keep Your Cool
As much as possible, try to control your negative thoughts and self-limiting doubts. The ideal thing to do is to learn how to appreciate yourself. Once you make this happen, it will be a lot easier on your part to stay relaxed during the speech. Try to practice regularly so that you can know the strong points of your talk. If this continues to happen, there is a high probability that you will begin to act more confident in front of the crowd.
Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D. still believes that the old counting trick works. “The next time something or someone frosts your cookies,” he said, “just slowly count, and with each number, remind yourself that by getting upset you are only hurting yourself.”
Think Twice Before Speaking
One of the essential tips that you must never forget is the significance of thinking clearly before you open your mouth. Make sure that you will not end up offending any of your listeners. Because of this, you must do your homework before going to the place where you will give your speech. The proper process is to get to know your audience first. Talk to the organizer of the event and ask little details about the potential guests who will attend the event. In so doing, you will already have an idea as to the type of people that you will talk to.
Make The Speech Interesting
“In my work with clients around public speaking, I have seen a common theme of self-doubt. I’ve seen clients express that they don’t believe in their own skills and abilities and view their skills or abilities as less than their peers.” – Christie Hays, LPC.
The challenging part of public speaking is to relay the message of your speech, without being too dull for the listeners. As such, you must find a way to insert fantastic commentaries on your statement. When you do this right, the audience will be hooked to listen to your entire talk. At the same time, they will also find you as an excellent speaker who has to succeed in capturing their attention.
Nonetheless, you must also see to it that you know how to insert the exciting pieces in your speech. Make sure that you will not offend any person. Failure to do this can have adverse effects on your reputation. Moreover, people will find it hard to invite you again for future speaking engagements.
Find time to master the art of public speaking!