7Steps To Fearless Speaking Overview

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7Steps To Fearless Speaking Overview

  1. 1. The Blueprint for Fearless Public Speaking “Today is the tomorrow that you talked about yesterday” December 1, 2008
  2. 2. DID YOU KNOW… <ul><li>that you are NOT alone </li></ul><ul><li>40% </li></ul><ul><li>of people surveyed feared public speaking MORE than they feared death?!?! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fearless Speaking Blueprint <ul><li>Facing Your Fears </li></ul><ul><li>7Steps to Fearless Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Anna’s Top 10 Tips </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are you afraid of? <ul><li>The Five Fears of Public Speaking… </li></ul><ul><li>Career Terror </li></ul><ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul><ul><li>Panic </li></ul><ul><li>Avoidance </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Key to Fearless Speaking Preparation and practice, practice & more practice!
  6. 6. Seven Steps to Fearless Speaking <ul><li>Get to like your voice & learn to relax </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to structure your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Use response getters and dialoguing with your audience throughout your speech </li></ul>
  7. 7. 7 Steps continued… <ul><li>Be creative! </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to be persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to achieve a higher objective </li></ul><ul><li>Give the gift of your conviction </li></ul>
  8. 8. STEP 1 – Relaxation Techniques <ul><li>Positive Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxing </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing </li></ul>
  9. 9. STEP 2 - Structuring Your Thoughts <ul><li>The 3 T’s of Public Speaking… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell them what you are going to tell them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell them what you told them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THE POWER OF THREE’S! </li></ul>
  10. 10. STEP 3 – Building Rapport with Your Audience <ul><li>Communication is a TWO-WAY street </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t talk AT your audience, talk WITH them </li></ul><ul><li>Start by involving your audience and continue throughout </li></ul><ul><li>Use questions, stories and startling statements </li></ul>
  11. 11. STEP 4 – Be Creative <ul><li>Visual Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Your Natural Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>The 5 Senses </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Variety </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul>
  12. 12. STEPS 5 to 7 – Self study <ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Books – “Seven Steps to Fearless Speaking” by Lilyan Wilder </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmasters </li></ul><ul><li>Private one-on-one coaching </li></ul>
  13. 13. Anna’s Top Ten Tips <ul><li>Never let them see you sweat </li></ul><ul><li>Speak from your heart </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid perfectionism </li></ul><ul><li>Sound check before, during and often </li></ul><ul><li>Record yourself - video AND audio </li></ul>
  14. 14. Top Ten continued… <ul><li>Avoiding shaky knees, hands, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Use visual aids </li></ul><ul><li>Keep control of the group </li></ul><ul><li>Make eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, practice, practice </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>“ When you don’t say </li></ul><ul><li>what you know and feel. </li></ul><ul><li>When you withhold yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>The world is poorer for it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lilyan Wilder, author </li></ul><ul><li>7Steps to Fearless Speaking </li></ul>

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