Audiences are not seeking perfection from a speaker but are seeking a speaker who is authentic, is real, has conviction and enthusiasm Too often we waste so much energy worrying about the what-ifs, these negative thoughts create a negative physiological and psychological effect on our bodies, that equals nerves and stress. Public speaking fears.
- What if I forget my speech?
- What if no one is interested?
- What if they don’t understand me?
- What if they hate me?
- What if they already know this?
- What if I try a joke or humour and no one laughs?
- What if people start checking their phones?
- What if people start calling out questions or bad comments.
- What if my PC freezes during a powerpoint presentation
- What if I can’t get internet connection to show that youtube clip
These fears and anxieties cause barriers to your creativity, your personality, your sharing of ideas and views and stops the world seeing your amazing talent.
So what if you say one or two ums or arrs? So what if you drop a line or two? The audience will never know what you forgot. The audience is there to hear your message, so be you, the authentic you, with passion and conviction and you will succeed. Use language at your audience’s level and is written how you would say it, not always 100% grammatically correct. Record yourself, does this sound like the authentic you? I am not saying to be too colloquial and resort to slang. Speak to suit the occasion and the level of professionalism suitable for your audience but it must be peppered throughout with you.
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What do the Great Speakers Do?
Too often our fears and anxieties create a barrier to our authentic confident self. If we are not authentic the audience will most likely not connect with us. Those who are serious about using public speaking to promote their product, service or personal brand, understand this and instead, work on developing their own speaking style. Unique, memorable and engaging. They pin point what makes their style unique and capitalise on it. They identify their speaking strengths work with them and develop areas that don’t work for them. They put the “What ifs” aside and focus on developing their connection techniques. Many engage a speaking coach. Much the same way you would work with a business coach to develop your business, a speaking coach helps develop the communication of your product, service or personal brand. Good communication equates to good money.
Clients seek individual public speaking coaching with me to:
- Help you overcome public speaking fears
- Identify speaking strengths
- Develop a unique style & how and when to use it
- Development opportunities
We all know how to run but we can’t be an Olympic athlete without coaching. The same goes for speaking, yes we all know how to speak we have been doing it all our lives, but a speaking coach can transform you into a professional. Don’t let public speaking fears – the “what ifs” creep in and take over, holding you back.
Contact me, Elaine Doyle to find out more.