How To Become A Great Public Speaker
“Picture the audience in their underwear” was the most common tip given when you’re nervous to speak in public. Being a public speaker is a great way to improve communication skills, social connections , and career growth.
The challenge is that public speaking is the #1 fear for most people.
To tackle this fear consider practicing alone and get to know your topic. Forbes says that connecting with your audience is very helpful. I can remember having to give a public talk and I told a personal story to help other relate. So try it out and see how it works for you.
Another few tips that will help you become a great public speaker are:
Be prepared! Sometimes it’ll take a few weeks in advance to gather your material, but it’s better to be prepared and stand in your area of expertise than try to wing it by rushing through your talk.
Show up to give, not to take! Often times people take the floor and talk about themselves, pitch you their product or services. They may even tell you to follow them on their social media channels. When you are in control of the audience, GIVE SOMETHING BACK. Share pieces of information that will educate, inspire, and encourage.
Speak unusually slow and make eye contact! Rushing your words is a huge turn off. When you are in front of an audience these two key tips will help portray confidence. They’ll never even guess you’re nervous.
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