1 Visualize success, and seize every opportunity to practice. 2. Prepare well and be confident. 3. Speak on a topic that you have expertise in and are passionate about. 4. Limit the scope of your talk, know 10X what you put on slides, and fill talk with illustrations and examples. 5. Talk to your listeners' interests, give honest and sincere appreciation, empathize with audience, make them a partner in your talk, be modest. 6. For short talks, give an example / incident from your life (70%), state your point and action desired from audience, and the benefit that the audience may expect. 7. For informational talks compare strange with familiar. 8. For impromptu talks, get into an example immediately, speak with animation / enthusiasm. 9. Converse with your audience, specific details help
Close your eyes……
Think of all the qualities of a great speaker you have heard
Picture someone you thought was a terrible speaker
People can’t see you are afraid
– so don’t tell them.
They are already nervous for you.
They don’t want you to bomb – it
Learning to neutralize your fear.
The relaxation response. Autogenic training.
Let me replace it with a positive feeling
Imagine the audience as a friendly loving group –
try to take the energy from them
Why a joke or antidote can work for you
Your anxiety is not obvious to others
Autogenic Training Exercise
Adrenalin is produced and you need it
Fight or flight response
Know you subject – preparation is everything
Change the conversation from internal
conversation to begin talking to the audience –
imagine the adrenalin and embrace the energy
“What really matters is that
you're speaking about
something you really believe
and really want to say to this
group, and something that you
REALLY know, either from
experience or intense study.”