An Indispensable Public Speaking Skill – Creative Storytelling

I wanted to take the time to share with you my public speaking teaching resources. These are great because they really can help you conquer your public speaking fears and general flaws. I found the best way to learn is by doing. There is just no other way to properly learn. Standing in front of the mirror giving a speech or in front of your family, isn’t really doing it.

If you do not care for funny videos that make fun of celebrities or other famous people, then you might find the videos about everyday situations a little more your speed. I have seen many different funny videos that show an everyday task, like IT helpdesk, but they over exaggerate the stereotypes in the situation. The IT helpdesk video that I have watched was very funny, because the guy answering the phones was putting the customer on hold every five seconds. Then when the customer was on hold he would complain that the customer was the stupidest person in the world. The helpdesk representative would then get back on the phone and he would be overly nice and patient.

The second thing to remember is, everyone feels the fear of public speaking at least once. No matter how much experience a speaker may have, they may still experience the butterflies in the stomach or the clammy hands. The fear is natural and is nothing to be ashamed of at all. You must realize that you are not alone in your fear and that the sooner you work through it the sooner you will not fear public speaking anymore.

The Q & A period and how to handle a hostile audience. The second most frequent comment I hear in my public speaking seminars is “What if they ask a question and I don’t know the answer?” Or, “What if someone in the audience is a know-it-all and doesn’t like me?” Avoid being argumentative. If you don’t know the answer, ask if someone in the audience has the answer. Or, let them know when you will get back to them. And make certain you do. When you lie you die. It destroys your credibility.

The first thing to remember is, it’s not as bad as it seems. If you find yourself thinking about how bad it will be to speak in public, stop! Do not think about what could go wrong. Also remember that the listening audience is not there to criticize you. They have gathered to listen to you speak. The listening audience is not there to pick apart your presentation skill classes. They are there because they feel that the information you are presenting is important to them.

Eight: Use movement. It is OK to move around with purpose. Use eye contact, gestures, and passion in your presentation. This will make you more effective as a speaker.

Instead of letting fear stop you, be a samurai. Take every step forward and never look back. Each presentation, resolve to never be stopped by your fear.

In our day to day life, we speak a lot on a lot of issues. But when it is public speaking, we become silent. It’s just because of our ignorance of what public speaking is and how it is to be delivered. Decision is on your hand whether you follow public speaking tips and become successful in public speaking or remain the unsuccessful and shameful public speaker.

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