CHAMPION STRATEGIES – PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP – NOVEMBER 28, 2020
- Keep Your Message Simple | Public Speaking Techniques
The old saying, “keep it simple stupid” really applies to public speaking as much as anything. If you have a super complicated topic or a 14 step process for an audience it’ll confuse you and the audience.
People can only consume and digest a certain amount of information in one day, especially in a multi-speaker event. Before you go on stage, remind yourself of the core message you want people to remember.
Remind yourself of how your knowledge and speech can help them take action to improve their lives. If you’re using any slides make sure they are simple as well.
Don’t have a ton of slides with a lot of words and graphics. Less is more when it comes
- Use Authority To Convey Your Message | Public Speaking Techniques
If you’re just starting in public speaking, I’m sure you are beyond nervous. But how you show up to the stage will greatly affect your confidence and ease your fears. Pay attention to your body language is impacting your message.
Your words will resonate with the audience if you’re physiology is the right state. Make sure your chin is up, you’re speaking confidently, and your posture matches as well.
Before you head out on stage take a few deep breaths and affirm your greatness to yourself.
- Create a Power Ritual Before Heading On Stage | Public Speaking Techniques
Another awesome public speaking technique is one that Tony Robbins does before every event. Backstage, he jumps on a rebounder (basically a mini-trampoline) to adjust his physiology and increase his energy.
Then, he repeats a mantra that he’s used over and over again to get him into a peak state. Despite speaking to millions of people over 40 years he still does this simple ritual.
While you don’t need a rebounder, you should create a similar ritual. One that builds confidence in yourself and your ability before going on stage. Whether it’s an affirmation of “I am confident, I am worthy, and I am impacting others”, physical activity or something else.
Create a trigger before speaking that builds energy and excitement.
- Strive to Improve | Public Speaking Techniques
If you’re like most people, you want to be great at something instantly. But public speaking is like any skill, it takes time to get great.
Give yourself permission to get better over time. It’s okay if you’re not great at the start.
Steve Jobs is my favorite example of this. I’m sure you know him as the epic speaker that delivered keynotes to unveil the hottest and industry-changing products in the world. But it wasn’t always like that for Steve.
In fact, he used to get so nervous before interviews and speaking that’d he have to throw up beforehand. The thought of public speaking terrified him it made him physically sick. And now he’s regarded as one of the greatest CEO speakers ever.
Remember, the goal of public speaking is to get your message out and change lives. If you can get one person in the audience to use your words and take action, you’re well on your way to becoming a world-class speaker.
Whether you want to become the top motivational speaker on the planet or just a better manager of your team, it’s 100% possible with these tips. Remember, it’s okay to feel nervous. Don’t let that be a reason that holds you back from sharing your words with the world.
As Mark Twain said, “There are two kinds of speakers, those who are nervous and those who are liars.” Use these public speaking techniques to master the stage and transform your audience.
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