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That can’t be right!

Just a checklist?

So many people are crippled by their fear of public speaking.

It is an activity that is vehemently avoided.

(Good description?  Head shaking, knees wobbling, breath quickening, heart pumping, moving backwards.)

So imagine this – you really have to give a speech/presentation/verbal report.

You are terrified of……….. speaking in public.

Checklist #2

Let’s break that down into a list.

Fear of:

  • looking like an idiot
  • forgetting what you have to say
  • losing your place
  • what people will think
  • losing credibility
  • leaving your quiet reserved introvert space

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OK. All valid fears. Particularly, if they are REMEMBERED experiences.

But what about the feelings of fear now?

You aren’t speaking at this moment, are you?  So what is fuelling that fear NOW?

That memory.

Does it have substance now?

Nope.

So why does that fear generator run hot?

 

 

Insert your reason here

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My comment to you is:

It doesn’t have to be like that!

First question for you – no checklist yet.

Do you want to feel more confident when you speak in front of people?

YES.  Read on.

NO. Nothing more to see here.

YES people?

Find a coach who will help get you to understand your fears and work on ways to conquer them and plan strategies to maintain your confidence.

The world will be a better place when you share your unique message.

Ahem…. I am a coach and I would LOVE to help you.

This is what we would work together on to get you ready for your next presentation.

Checklist #3

Step 1   Identify your audience. 

Who are they?  Have they paid to come? What are their expectations?

Step 2   What message do you want them to take away from your presentation?

You are the only one who can help them fix the issue?  You are a person they can trust?

Step 3   What role/image are you projecting for this audience? 

Are you the professional front for your business?  Are you a seller of purpose and ideas?

Step 4 Physicality

This is a check in on your vocal quality and technique,  your posture and whether these are enhancing your delivery.

We have some real fun here!

Step 5 Writing the presentation/speech

Finally, the step that most people set as the first and only step for presentations.

Now, with all the points you have gathered from Steps 1-4, is when you structure your speech and write it.

Yes – this should have an introduction of who you are, why you are there, what you want them to know.

Step 6 Rehearse the speech

This step is crucial. Every presentation must be heard by you before anyone else.

The best method, even though it will feel weird, is to practice in front of the mirror.

This is NOT just reading the speech.

It is about knowing the speech and the content so well that notes are just to keep you on track.

So there you have it!

Checklists could be your answer!

Give us a call or make contact.

 

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