6 Sureshot Ways To Make Yourself A Brilliant Speaker
Public speaking has acquired a huge amount of importance in today's world. Sure, it was looked upon in awe since time immemorial, but with the social media rampage, things have been magnified. But before you get all pumped up and exercise your vocal chords in the latest business meeting, party or wedding, it is important to understand that it can be a scary experience. And this is only understood once you stand in front of the crowd.
Such is the magnitude of the task that only a few individuals succeed in this test. Others though are freaked out at the thought of facing a large number. Don't worry, there is hope for such people as with the help of few tricks they can turn the tide. So stop scratching your head and pay attention to what I'm about to say.
1. Find Out Where The Fear Is Coming From
Research suggests that nearly 70% of all population suffers from communication anxiety. If that is the case with you, then you need to work on it. Once the issue is known, you can take sound and simple steps to address it. With it you'll be able to overcome your fears and make yourself a brilliant speaker.
2. Just Stick To Your Original Self
This is an important lesson that everyone needs to know regardless of whether they are speaking publicly or not. Think about your favourite speakers; they may be politicians, actors or anyone else for that matter. The reason you like them is because they are at ease with themselves. Adopt a similar approach, be relaxed at all times. Talk like a genuine person and see the results; after all, that's all the audience wants.
3. Audience Is God
Don't just go all out with your new-found confidence. Remember, you are there for the audience, not the other way round. So focus on them while speaking and you'll get your due rewards. There's another benefit of this, you relieve the burden you put on yourself in the process.
4. The Simpler The Better
Most public speaking affair or at least the great ones are built on that one BIG idea. Once you find yours, build content around it. Talk in a crisp and precise way. Allow your audience to grasp the information being thrown at them. Bringing 50 different ideas to the table complicates matters and you end up confusing the audience.
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5. Get Past Your Fear By Speaking About Something Important
Humans have the ability to activate the ‘fight or flight' response. So when you have a purpose that is more important than your fears, you tend to overcome the fear factor. Now you know where your heroes get their confidence boost from.
6. It Is A Display Of Leadership
If you wish to become a leader, public speaking then plays an even more important role. Any leader is supposed to address a gathering of people and faltering isn't an option. You must seek to inspire and impact the people who you are leading. Doing otherwise is like missing a golden opportunity.
With these tips in mind, go about changing yourself into a public speaking phenomenon.