Communication

Top 10 Tips for Powerful Public Speaking

Whether it be a conference keynote, a boardroom briefing, a team meeting or a sales pitch, many of our jobs and roles in life require that we stand up in front of people and speak. For some, the idea of speaking in front of other people creates great anxiety and fear.  However, like anything we do, the more we learn and practice, the easier it gets. Learning to communicate confidently as a public speaker can be assisted by applying some simple keys. Here are 10 Top Tips for Powerful Public Speaking: Don’t tell the audience that you are nervous. It’s very common to feel anxious in your stomach, maybe even a bit shaky or edgy prior to delivering a presentation.  This is just nerves.  Everyone gets them.  The difference is, some people let their nerves become a distraction, and others learn to manage them.  No matter how nervous you may be feeling, resist the urge to announce in your introduction that you’re feeling nervous.  As soon as you do that, it makes everyone in the room focus on your insecurities rather than focusing on your content or the message you are wanting to communicate. Clarity of content You need to know what you are wanting to communicate before you get up on the stage.  If the content or ideas are a little fuzzy for you, they’ll be a total blur for your audience.  Work at getting clarity on your messaging before you get up on the stage, then communicate the content that you understand.  Don’t try to overcomplicate it- clarity and simplicity are key. Start in the centre of the stage How you start your presentation really has an impact.  Even if you will need [...]

By | 2017-01-31T07:54:08+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Communication|0 Comments