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Notes on Public Speaking

public speaking

  • Anxiety control , everyone has anxiety. either planned or spontaneous.

    • initial minutes before the speaking.
    • Greet Anxiety - say to yourself that is natural and common. it helps it not spinning out of proportion.
    • start by asking questions. makes the speaking into conversational with the audience.
    • use conversational language while speaking.
    • be in the present moment. Don't worry about the future states.
      • can use tongue twister
      • push ups.
      • walk around a building.
  • Ground Rules for speaking

    • Get out of your own. easier said than done.

      • we are planning to do get it right. there is no way to be right , without doing it.
      • Brain is there to help you.
      • ACTIVITY - point at something and say wrong. - dont use patterns or stockpile. get out of the muscle memory and force to get your brain out of way.
    • See things / situation as Opportunity.

      • when your boss says why dont you introduce, dont freeze instead think it is an opportunity.
      • ACTIVITY - when you open a gift, opens the box, find something, and gift gaver , will say " I am glad that you got this , I gave you because... "
      • less nervous, be in the moment and it is a opportunity.
      • Approach you take to the situation.
    • Slow down & listen.

      • as a communicator, you have to fulfill your audience.
      • ACTIVITY : SPELL IT . Person A spell something to and respond back in SPELL IT.
      • Focus and Listen is the outcome. Then you can respond in a better way.
      • Don't jus do something, stand there.
    • Have a Structure

      • you can process structured information 40% more than unstructured info.
      • Problem -> Solve -> Benefits.
        • Never lose your audience.
        • it is a wonderful
      • What it Is (what Is the problem)? -> So what ?(why it is important) -> Now what ? ( what we do next)
        • for introducing people.
      • In spontaneous speaking, this structure or template helps us.
    • Hostile Situation

      • Acknowledge the emotion. " I hear a great concern ... I hear your passion"
      • Awareness in advance.
      • Practice
    • Remote Situation

      • Engagement with the listener.
      • Take polling question
      • Use Colloborating tools
    • Have Ideas and Themes.

    • Paraphrasing

    • Understand the cultural expectation.

    • Humour - is wonderfully connectiing, it is highly risky,self-deprecating humor.

      • Don't do humor if you can avoid it.
    • Why ? - ask more often.

    • Ask Advice ? changes the speaker will provide guidance.

    Recommended book - Speaking up with out freaking out. nofreakingspeaking.com