FrankenSpeaker is that unrecognizable monster you become when you have the public speaking jitters.
You haven’t a clue why you have turned into this being who has a voice your don’t recognize, hands and feet that are way too big and you don’t know what to do with them. Your mind refuses to function because of a fear greater than death. Maybe you get a bit aggressive because you feel uncomfortable. You might panic at the strange statements you hear yourself saying. That’s FrankenSpeaker taking over the presentation.
And that’s not who you really are! When you turn into FrankenSpeaker, people can’t see who you are nor can they see how brilliant you are and how you can help them. Making profitable business connections requires communicating who you are and what you have to offer – it’s how you do business – and you cannot accomplish that when FrankenSpeaker holds the microphone.
The bright, professional you can get swallowed up. It’s nothing unusual. 99% of all people experience public speaking jitters. Wouldn’t you rather be in the 1%? How do you think the folks in the financial 1% got to be the 1%? Certainly not by turning to FrankenSpeaker. In this article your going to learn one very effective practice that will elevate your presentations and help you feel calm and confident.
5 minutes a day is all it takes to turn FrankenSpeaker into Public Speaking Superhero. Seriously. You can be a great speaker by learning simple, effective techniques that…
- Calm and center your energy
- Power up your body language
- Give you vocal authority and verbal clarity
- Make dull content memorable
- Add humor to your presentations
Let’s learn just one of the pubic speaking confidence tips from my new program, 21 Days to Confident Public Speaking Presentations that will turn you from FrankenSpeaker into Public Speaking Superhero.
It has been scientifically proven that changing your body language can change how you feel about yourself. I find this to be absolutely true for myself and for my clients. Test it out for yourself right now.
- Allow yourself to get into your usual slouch
- Stay that way for about 3 minutes
- Check out how you feel about yourself: energy level, confidence, self esteem
- Now stand like a Superhero for about 3 minutes: back straight, feet grounded, collarbones wide, hands on hips
- Check out how you feel about yourself now: energy level, confidence, self esteem
You’re probably thinking, “Yea, I feel better but I can’t move and I can’t breathe and how do I maintain this?!” Exactly! Those questions are answered in my new program, 21 Days to Confident Public Speaking Presentations. I will also give you some tips right now to get your started.
- Good posture is about using core muscle
- Body alignment is not stiff and held but constantly rebalancing itself-stretching
- Instead of pulling up at the shoulders push down into the floor or your chair
- BREATE! Get straight and keep the breath moving
- Lower back stays loose and flexible
- Strike a Power Pose!
Power poses are so much fun and also very freeing and empowering. Standing like a superhero is a power pose.
The victory or touchdown pose is a powerful pose.
Arms spread way out to the sides like a Broadway performer is a power pose.
Following these few guidelines will give you more confidence with your public speaking. Put FrankenSpeaker at ease so you can turn into Public Speaking Superhero!
If you really care about your public speaking and want to advance your career get my new program 21 Days to Confident Public Speaking!
Sally Morgan, trains executives to achieve unshakeable confidence, expert status and establish credibility through powerful communication skills. She bridges the chasm between how most folks are raised to communicate and how a businessperson needs to present for success.
Executives, Entrepreneurs, Speakers, Lawyers and other business professionals rely on Sally to help them become vocally empowered and professionally polished. Her clients have achieved great success on stages, in meetings, courtrooms and on marketing video.
Clients align verbal articulation and physical presentation with knowledge base and expertise. Ideas, concepts, arguments and the ever-ready joke become clear and tangible communication that elicits respect and response.
An innovator in the field of vocal training for the past 25 years, from inside the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School in NYC to Southern Brazil to the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory program, Sally Morgan has contributed to the accessibility of the vocal arts to all who seek her help: actors, singers, business executives, lawyers and politicians. You?
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