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.
But even if you think you don’t have time to invest in your career, here are 5 tips to use right away. These are 5 secrets for masterful storytelling.
Then be sure to become familiar with it. If there are other speakers giving a presentation before you then take a look at them. Do they use their environment? What are they doing well? What are they doing poorly?
Barack, however, does not have a southern accent. Plus, he speaks well and has a sense of humor. This does not make him a great president necessarily, but if he should become the next president then we will not be embarrassed when he gives a speech.
If you want to get over your fear of public speaking, for example, you don’t have to force yourself to give an impromptu speech at a public event. You can start by joining a community club which helps people develop their presentation training or even start reciting speeches in the privacy of your room.
Would you say, “you’re an idiot, no one will listen to you” or “wow, you’re going to fail”? No, of course not! You would be supportive and encouraging – and help them build their self-confidence through practice, feedback and positive speaking experiences. If you would never dare say these negative words to a child or friend, then why are you saying them to yourself? Why not treat yourself with the same care and gentleness that you use with others?
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.
Building public speaking self-confidence takes time and practice, but you can do it. You have to work on your public speaking skills, believe you can be successful even before you experience success and as you experience success, continue to build your skills in a reinforcing positive loop.