Public speaking is a fear for most people, but don't worry, you have a great opportunity today to be a keynote speaker, as you can use your time in self-quarantine during the outbreak of the Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) to get the necessary training that makes you a public speaker.
So if you find yourself keen to improve your way of speaking in front of the crowd, here are the five activities that you can take to become less nervous and more professional in speech, conversation, or the next presentation that you have to present.
Challenge yourself to speak to the wall for at least two minutes, because that is one of the biggest things that will increase your confidence and energy levels immediately, but when you talk to the audience and look at their facial expressions and reactions directly, it will reflect on you and lose your confidence and energy. Most of the time though, the audience's facial expressions are irrelevant to you, as people's facial expressions depend on their thoughts (which rarely relate to you).
If you can practice having a full conversation or a portion of a presentation with the same level of energy and power that you hope to use in real life you will be good at giving the presentation or talking even when the audience isn't smiling at you.
Picture yourself talking:
One of the fastest ways to create a public speaking task list is to watch yourself talking, so turn on the camera and record a few minutes, and when you review the recording you skip autonomy, and instead start writing a list of body language improvements that you can make, as well as any neurological signs you have (From touching your hair to using verbal convulsions), then re-record with the application of notes, you should also watch the video again with the sound, then watch it again without sound, to know how to lead to your non-verbal communication.
Talk to the mirror:
After learning from watching yourself in the video, head to the mirror, pretend to have a conversation, answer a question, or speak for a minute about what you ate at lunch, and while you speak, focus specifically on your facial expressions, because this helps amplify your feelings about Subject, and match your facial expressions with your speech tone, so this can help you direct your message and interact with your audience.
Watch good videos:
Take a break from watching yourself, head to YouTube or TED Talk , when you see older speakers who use other powerful and professional speakers , start choosing what to do with their voice and body language to attract your attention and attractiveness, and find five things they have done well that you can start incorporating into training sessions Domestic.
- Start calculating your stuttering moments:
When you talk to people on the phone or with someone you live with, you are aware of how often you use verbal phrases and words of padding (like: umm, uhh, so, like, in reality, etc.), this will help you pay attention to your choice of word and repeat a number These slips in your sentences.
To get rid of this matter you must communicate visually when you speak, as this will help you to focus and use a smaller number of these words, but if you speak on the phone speak at a slower rate so that you can control yourself when you are about to say the word (mmm).