Reasons Not To Like Public Speaking

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Presentation from "Speaking Out - Public speaking made easy" Tips for those nervous about public speaking with a particular focus on women

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  • 1. Reasons not to like public speaking (and some suggestions for dealing with them) Katie Streten Imagination
  • 2. Reasons not to like public speaking (and some suggestions for dealing with them) Katie Streten Imagination
  • 3. Content
    • A bit about me
    • Personal experiences
    • A word about powerpoint
    • Conclusion
  • 4. A bit about me
    • Head of Strategy in Imagination/ Digital
    • 2 presentation courses
    • LAMDA Spoken English Intermediate qualification
    • Hate asking questions once a speaker has finished
  • 5. Reason 1
    • “ No one will be interested in what I’ve got to say”
  • 6. Reason 1 – No one will be interested
    • They are there!
    • You have been asked to speak
    • Think about them what can you give them
  • 7. Reason 2
    • “ I will start speaking and go completely blank”
  • 8. Reason 2 – I will start speaking and go completely blank
    • Prepare – Write your script out long hand
    • Read it to a friend, partner or yourself (repeat ad nauseam)
    • Write card notes
    • Highlight key moments
    • Don’t practice too much!
  • 9. Reason 3 - I’m afraid everyone will find out that I’m a fraud
    • “ I’m afraid that everyone will find out that I’m a fraud”
  • 10. Reason 3 – I’m afraid everyone will find out that I’m a fraud
    • You have been asked for your opinion/ to speak
    • Everyone thinks this! Oprah Winfrey to Armando Ianucci
    • “ the fear of being found out for being a bit rubbish.“
  • 11. Reason 4
    • “ I will look out over the crowd, see their faces and go blank”
  • 12. Reason 4 – I will look out over the crowd, see their faces and freeze
    • Don’t look at the crowd!
    • Pick 3 spots to the left, middle and back
    • Place your mate at the back to smile at you!
    • They are more interested your talk than you
  • 13. Reason 5
    • “ I will lose my place and just stall!”
  • 14. Reason 5 – I will lose my place and just stall
    • Cards (again)
    • Practice (again)
    • The audience are on your side
    • ‘ Fess up!
  • 15. Reason 6
    • “ I will ask something that everyone else understands. I will look like a complete idiot.”
  • 16. Reason 6 – I will ask something that everyone else understands. I will look like a complete idiot.
    • Most other people are thinking exactly the same as you
    • It’s their problem not yours
    • You are helping someone in the audience
  • 17. Reason 6
    • “ It feels artificial. It should feel like a conversation, I hate the awkward feeling.”
  • 18. Reason 7 – It feels artificial. It should feel more like a conversation.
    • The audience hate it too!
    • Say “Hello”
    • Move your arms at waist height
    • Don’t have a rigid script
  • 19. A word about Powerpoint
    • Bullet points
    • Pictures
  • 20. Conclusion
    • People genuinely want to hear what you have to say
    • Think about your audience – what can you give them?
    • If all else fails…..
  • 21.
    • Please try and remember the detail of 1 speech you have heard in your life
    • … ..exactly.
  • 22. Katie Streten
    • Twitter.com/watusi
    • Eyesponge.com and imagination.com
    • Slideshare.net/imagination_digital