public speaking tips
Number 2: Do something physical beforehand.
I've got over my fear of public speaking in three simple steps. Apply these steps so you too can overcome public speaking anxiety:
In the vast sea known as award season it would be easy for a vessel like the Critics' Choice Awards to get lost. But not this year, my friends. This past weekend the show was stolen by 9-year-old actor Jacob Tremblay who won the award for Best Young Actor for his work in the indie film, Room.
By nature, human beings are risk averse. People will go to great lengths to avoid potential negative outcomes -- much greater lengths than they will go to attain potential positive ones. This orientation toward the status quo often compels us to be suspicious of new things.
As entrepreneurs, we need to give presentations regularly. We give sales presentations to potential clients. We deliver pitches to prospects.
To make a big impact, we need to be persuasive in public speaking. But there are so many things we can focus on: storytelling, humour, body language... What should we focus on first?
Many people love stories, but few people tell good stories. To succeed in business, we need to tell good stories so people will listen and take action.
I had the opportunity to interview Robyn Hatcher, the author of Standing Ovation Presentations: Discover Your Unique Actortype and Let It Shine. Hatcher uses her experience from her past careers to teach others to find their authentic selves and to become effective speakers