Getting really good at public speaking and presenting is not something that happens over night. In fact it took me many years to get over the ‘stuff’ going on in my head and even now the ‘monsters’ created in my imagination come back as soon as I am in front of a new audience testing out new material asking me: ‘Why on earth should they listen to you?’. If you want a quick fix, stop reading this. Nerves will be with you as long as you live so you have to start accepting and embracing them. Before diving into any speaker training here are THREE things you can start doing on a daily basis to shape your awareness around what’s going on in your head.
I know, that might all sound simple theoretically BUT as soon as you are about to step into the spotlight all breathing & grounding is forgotten. PRACTISE! Get yourself on stage and in uncomfortable situations as often as you can and over time your mind & body will be getting used to the nerves thinking: ‘Here we go again. Let’s have some fun with the perceived danger.’
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