Even a newbie at public speaking knows they should make eye contact. But the term eye contact is rather vague. It can infer just making fleeting “contact” with a person then moving on. Don’t make eye contact – make “eye connection”. Eye...
It’s normal to get nervous about public speaking. When you stand up in front of people and open your mouth, you’re making yourself vulnerable. Public speaking involves risk. So aiming for zero fear is unrealistic. I still get nervous when I have to present...
Giving your first presentation or speech is daunting. I’ve worked with many new presenters and here’s the advice that has made the most difference to them. 1. Content is king Your audience is there for what you are going to say. Not how you say it. This...
Are you concerned that you might suffer a mind blank during a presentation? The fear of a mind blank can be a large part of the fear of public speaking for many people. It happened to Sally Field in her Emmy Acceptance speech in 2007: I show this video to you so that...
This is a big meaty post with 15 ways to improve your presentations. These ideas are designed to challenge you to stretch yourself. With each idea I’ve pointed you to further resources from fellow presentation bloggers or from my own archives. Choose one or two...
Got an important presentation coming up and:
You have so much content that you can't figure out what to leave out?
Don't know where to begin your design process?
Worried that your material won't be of value?
Feeling overwhelmed and can't get started?
Can't figure out your theme?
Concerned you won't be engaging? Time is running out?
In this video-training series (plus workbook with transcripts) you’ll learn:
The three things you must know BEFORE you begin to tackle your fear of public speaking
Why the positive-negative thought classification doesn’t work for fear of public speaking
The two powerful self-talk tweaks that can make an immediate difference.
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