When you get up to speak in front of a crowd, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
This can be an all too daunting phrase when we realize that public speaking means all eyes on you and you’ve got one shot to impress tens, hundreds or even thousands.
Winging it is never good. From not knowing what you said, to how you said it, to how long it’s going to take you can easily result in a less than impactful speech, a disengaged audience and an uneasy event planner.
What you say is the foundation for your delivery skills. You should take the time to not only formulate your words, but also practice how you are going to say it.
Have you really ever thought about your delivery skills?
We all have nervous leaks or personal tendencies when we get up in front of a group of people that’s different than practicing in the comfort of your own home.
The problem is not that we have them, the problem is that most of us don’t know exactly what they are OR take the time to practice replacing them with more confident and comfortable body language.
Whether you are giving a toast to the bride or speaking at your next convention, here’s some public speaking hacks to calm your fears.
Now, I’d love to hear from you.
What do you do to calm your nerves while public speaking?
Please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments area below.
Remember to share as much detail as possible as your experiences and stories may resonate with and inspire others, and we are all here to help each other speak up, stand out and show up as the ultimate best version of you.