Tag - confident public speaking

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...

12 Essential Truths About Public Speaking, Fear and Growth

12 Essential Truths about Public Speaking, Fear and Growth 12 Essential Truths about Public Speaking, Fear and Growth Speaking in public is a complex activity with a lot of moving parts: especially when fear is involved, as it so often is: it brings up vulnerability and challenges for so many of my clients (and before I learned how to work through it in the right ways, for me). From recent conversations with clients and what's resonated with them, I've distilled some of my observations about public speaking, fear and growth which I believe to be true, and hopefully useful to you. That: 1....

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...