Saturday night, Long Beach punk rock back The Steal Kids performed at Ferns. Watching the lead singer, Natasha Paz, you could learn a lot about stage presence and rocking the platform.
The secret to great presentation skill and public speaking is that you, the speaker, should move in addressing your audience: your audience should not. You will discover that your ability to move, just as if you were in conversation in your living room, will create immediate intimacy with your listeners. Making eye contact with them, smiling, and speaking with emotion will further that intimacy. They, in turn, will be so caught up in listening to you that they will not move. The coughing, the sneezing, and the restlessness will not occur because you will have them riveted to their seats.
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The next thing to do is practice your speech.Good communication takes practice. Some people have the unfortunate idea that they want to just speak from their heart whatever comes to their mind, or don’t want the speech to “sound too rehearsed”. I can just about guarantee you that this will be one time where your heart and mind may decide to go out to lunch and not make it a threesome. You will be left standing at the podium like a patient who just received shock therapy.
A: People I coach in public speakings ask how they can build confidence. I say ‘you’re not going to like this, but the way to build confidence is to make a fool of yourself.’ People are too afraid of what other people think. I try to get across to students – when you worry less about what other people think, you can respond to what they do and say. Someone in class may appear to be really good at improv, but so are you. You just may not feel it because when you get up, you may be thinking ‘oh, am I doing this right?’ That doesn’t make you a bad improviser. It just means you’re carrying unnecessary emotional baggage, and that gets in the way of your work.
Here are some ways of raising your confidence and self-belief so that you can utilise it in a variety of situations whether that be to do with career, relationships, business, sports, etc, these tools apply to all.
Public speaking, like death, will eventually happen to all of us. Being prepared, knowing your stuff, and being yourself will give you the greatest chance of having a successful outcome. You might even be surprised to find you like it. So the next time someone asks you to give a speech at a wedding…don’t weigh out the options of death or speaking…just go for it and have a great time.