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Presentation skills- Boost your confidence!

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Presentation and effective communication skills is one of the important ingredient for professional success. One of the greatest fears or phobia you can say is "public speaking". This presentation gives a good knowledge on how to boost your confidence and improve your presentation skills

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Presentation skills- Boost your confidence!

  1. 1. Presentation Skills: Boost Your Confidence! Presented by: Kathy Cooperman KC Leadership Consulting LLC www.kathycooperman.com
  2. 2. 10 Greatest Fears #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Public speaking! Death Spiders Dark Heights People or social situations Flying Open spaces Thunder and lightning Confined spaces 3 www.kathycooperman.com
  3. 3. Seinfeld’s Perspective 4 www.kathycooperman.com
  4. 4. What Are So We Afraid Of? 5 www.kathycooperman.com
  5. 5. Question #1 What is your greatest fear of public speaking? 6 www.kathycooperman.com
  6. 6. Question #2 What symptoms do you notice when preparing to speak? 7 www.kathycooperman.com
  7. 7. LinkedIn Poll http://lnkd.in/bbaUhsZ (361 votes, 59 comments) 8 www.kathycooperman.com
  8. 8. 9 www.kathycooperman.co
  9. 9. Good news! • Relaxation tips and techniques • Ways to reduce stress • How to make your increased energy work for you (rather than against you) www.kathycooperman.com
  10. 10. Anxiety “A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an upcoming event or something with an uncertain outcome” 11 www.kathycooperman.com
  11. 11. Speaker Anxiety Speaker anxiety is when you feel nervous, fear, uncomfortable while speaking in front of someone or a group of people 12 www.kathycooperman.com
  12. 12. 1.You predict: Threat or The Three-Stage Process danger 2.You experience: Anxiety 1.You use: Your anxiety to confirm your prediction 13 www.kathycooperman.com
  13. 13. Speaker Anxiety Which of these do you experience? 14 www.kathycooperman.com
  14. 14. Tips to calm your nerves 15 www.kathycooperman.com
  15. 15. Follow Winston Churchill Prepare & Practice 16 www.kathycooperman.com
  16. 16. Memorizers beware! 17 www.kathycooperman.com
  17. 17. Check out the room! 18 www.kathycooperman.com
  18. 18. Breathe 19 www.kathycooperman.com
  19. 19. Get moving! 20 www.kathycooperman.com
  20. 20. my audience! 21 www.kathycooperman.com
  21. 21. Know your friends and enemies 22 www.kathycooperman.com
  22. 22. Talk to yourself It’s okay…really! 23 www.kathycooperman.com
  23. 23. What to say . . . • It takes practice! • We bombard ourselves with negative self-talk • Turn it around! 24 www.kathycooperman.com
  24. 24. Self-Talk Say this . . . Not this . . . I’m going to look stupid! I won’t be able to answer their questions I’m never going to remember what to say People are going to laugh at me I hate this! 25 I always make a fool of myself! www.kathycooperman.com
  25. 25. Self-Talk Say this . . . Not this . . . I’m prepared and confident. I’m ready to give one of my best presentations ever. I’m going to look stupid! I’m ready for any and all questions. I’ll honestly respond to every question—even those that I may not have an answer for now. I won’t be able to answer their questions I’m comfortable and ready to share my message. I have everything I need to get my message across clearly. I’m never going to remember what to say I’ve analyzed my audience. They are going to love this! People are going to laugh at me I enjoy every opportunity like this to sharpen my presentation skills. I hate this! This presentation will be one of my best! I always make a fool of myself! 26 www.kathycooperman.com
  26. 26. You’re almost there Improving confidence the day of… 27 www.kathycooperman.com
  27. 27. Get warmed up Exercise your vocal cords 28 www.kathycooperman.com
  28. 28. As your mother would say… Stand up straight! 29 www.kathycooperman.com
  29. 29. Final check Before you walk on 30 www.kathycooperman.com
  30. 30. Putting it all together . . . Breathing Slow / deep Voice Low / warm Subconscious Confident Self Esteem “I can. I am great.” Relaxed / in control /sure of self Body Language Fast / shallow / uptight High / shrill / shaky Insecure “I can’t. I am such a fool.” Nervous / shaky / uncertain 31 www.kathycooperman.com
  31. 31. During your Speech •Speak clearly •Use rhythm and drama •Breathe in and out •Look at people •Move around . . . with purpose •Make your point •Use a powerful ending Have fun! 32 www.kathycooperman.com
  32. 32. Do the thing you fear to do and keep doing it…that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear. Dale Carnegie 33 www.kathycooperman.com
  33. 33. Questions? 34 www.kathycooperman.com
  34. 34. Free guide: www.kathycooperman.com 35 www.kathycooperman.com
  35. 35. Kathy Cooperman kathy@kathycooperman.com 36 www.kathycooperman.com

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