Tag - confident presentations

Audience Brains Need Structure When You Speak In Public

Audience brains need structure when you speak in public Audiences Need a Speech Structure What's one thing that your audience really needs from you when you speak in public? A structure. It's so important to give them a clear order for your content. Our brains are pattern-making machines. We're constantly scanning new information for patterns which we can relate to our current knowledge base; we subconsciously try to create a logic by comparing and sorting information. If there's no logic, we'll be unhappy, even though we may not consciously know why. (Of course, if the presentation we've just sat through was obviously...

How to Increase your Self-confidence in Public Speaking (and Life)

Imagine that you're looking for advice on how to increase your self-confidence in public speaking. You want to build self-worth in that part of your life, so you come to see me as a client. You tell me that you're afraid of failure (aren't most of us?); that your confidence fluctuates - or is totally absent. Whichever applies, you can't rely on any confidence being there when you most need it during presentations. And you tell me that you have to tackle this problem, as it's holding you back professionally (and sometimes personally). Increase your self-confidence in public speaking I could...

How to Build Confidence When Public Speaking and Presenting

Confidence Building What do you believe about building confidence around your speaking skills? Here is what I've found to be true: confidence is simply the expectation of a positive outcome. There are all sorts of possible definitions of confidence, but I like this one; it's clear, and boiled down to its essence. So how, you may be asking, do you build that expectation of a positive outcome?  In 2 ways: 1. You take action in the outside world 2. You take care with your self-talk in the inner world Let's have a look at these 2 elements - which may be simple, but they aren't...