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Better Public Speaking – STP048

Some of the USEFUL stuff in there is:

  1. My terrible presentation

  2. Trust me – you look better than you think

  3. Why we can find public speaking difficult – even scary

  4. Glossophobia

  5. Lisa talks to us from a different table about her experience

  6. Have your opening lines prepared

  7. Feeling anxious

  8. Tapping your fingers (not EFT)

  9. Relaxing about not having all the answers

  10. Using a ‘car-park’

  11. A great Psychology Today article on why public speaking is so difficult

  12. Our physiology

  13. Anxiety about being anxious

  14. The stakes are raised

  15. Overestimating the skills needed and the consequences

  16. People’s status

  17. Judgement and evaluation

  18. A new audience or a new idea

  19. Tips on speaking in small groups

  20. Toastmasters groups

  21. Knowing your subject

  22. Engaging with the audience

  23. Slowing down

  24. Thinking about breathing

  25. Conversation not presentation

  26. Less is more

  27. Have a look at this Toastmasters video

  28. Tips for larger more full blown presentations

  29. Accepting that nerves will happen

  30. Realising you look much better than you think

  31. People won’t react like you expect, and that’s ok

  32. Planning

  33. A beginning, a middle and an end

  34. Knowing your audience

  35. Practice

  36. Talking to one person at a time

  37. Use media carefully – Powerpoint can become your enemy easily!

  38. Aiming for average

  39. What we can learn from TED Talks

  40. Have a look at this great video from Chris Anderson at TED

If you want to do further reading, here’s where we got some of the insights

  1. Toastmasters International

  2. Grammarly

  3. Mindtools

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