When you prepare for your speech or presentation, ALWAYS understand what your audience is thinking.
Most speakers fail to ask themselves these 3 questions about their audience before they speak.
Remember these 3 public speaking tips when preparing to speak!
Are you nervous before you speak?
What is going through your mind?
When you speak, the internal chatter will start...it's inevitable. Use these 7 questions as guidance to help you to get into the proper frame of mind BEFORE you speak!!
“Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning...”
(Carol Dweck, author of Mindset)
Don't fall for the line! What line?
“You're such a great speaker!”
I'm not saying don't accept the praise. Be polite. Say thank you. Then get back to getting better. You can always better your best.
That's the mindset you need. If not, you can fall into the dreaded “Speaker Trap”.
Some loved it. I wasn't a big fan...
The homework. The information that I regurgitated then forgot. The girls that said “No, I'll pass on a date.”
I don't have a lot of great memories from my days in school. However, school contains many lessons for speakers.
Here are 5.
Kwesi Millington helps speakers, presenters and youth to connect with their audiences and master their messages using the power of storytelling in their speeches & presentations. He is a Certified Public Speaking Coach & Youth Mentor.