There’s a reason public speaking is one of the top fears. I’m convinced no matter how many times you do it your heart rate will go up (and your armpits will probably sweat!) Whether it’s presenting your idea to the c-suite or standing in front of a reception hall for the infamous “best man” toast these tips might help you next time you find yourself in front of a group of expecting eyeballs.
We talked through some of the best and worst advice we’ve received. Box breathing, practicing… a lot, visualizing your success, and my favorite: making less decisions day of. This includes thinking through things like outfit (remember those sweaty pits!), where you need to park, and even what the space looks like where you’ll be delivering your speech.
There are some differences between speaking in person and speaking on screen virtually. Knowing your habits like movements you do when you’re nervous, or how fast you speak will help. I love studying people I think do really well on screen and really analyzing their behavior. Which leads me to the biggest mistake I see in public speaking, not watching yourself! Take a video of you presenting. Watch it with the audio, without audio and then with both. Yes it might feel cringy but I guarantee it will help you improve. Remember public speaking isn’t an innate skill it’s something we all can be working on!
04:50 Strategies to nix the nerves
06:40 Best advice that I’ve gotten
13:00 3 things to watch out for
21:00 Biggest mistake I see
29:49 In person vs on screen
31:00 How to utilize the chat
37:40 Resources for virtual presentations
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