Attention Grabbing Technique for Public Speakers

There are many attention grabbing techniques we can employ to keep the audience glued to us. Here’s a surefire method: Find some excuse to get someone on stage with you. When a member of the audience is on stage, trust me, the rest of the audience will concentrate fully for the following reasons: 1. They probably want to see what is going to happen to a fellow member. 2. Maybe they are mentally preparing themselves to be up on stage too. 3. Some of them may be worrying to death Continue Reading →

Managing Stage Fright and Vulnerability

Oh dear… your chest feels heavy, your throat is constricted and you feel like crying. You suddenly feel vulnerable facing the audience. The dignitaries are in the room and they expect a good performance from you. A sick feeling is rising and about to overpower your diligently rehearsed speech. The timing couldn’t be worse. This is your moment of truth. You need to portray strength, confidence and most importantly, professionalism. Oops, too late. A tear trickles down your cheek and more bad stuff is coming. The anxiety of breaking down, Continue Reading →

Keep It Short and Simple

Let’s ponder upon the importance of keeping a speech short and simple. Here’s a famous quotation by Winston Churchill. A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the essentials and short enough to arouse interest. – Winston Churchill Winston my man, you cheeky fella, teasing the ladies with such a great “insight”. Let me explain it this way. Serve the audiences’ needs, but logically speaking, you can’t solve all their problems. Cater your talk to induce self-discovery / self-realization in it. Create interest and buzz Continue Reading →

Conquer Speaking Fear – 5 Tips

Here are some quick suggestions you could use to conquer your speaking fear when addressing the public speaking. I have compiled them from years of experience in reading books, attending seminars and observing my own fears. Go ahead and try the following steps and tell me how you feel in the comment box below. Good Public Speaking Skill #1 Do Your Homework. Knowing oneself, knowing ones enemies. A hundred battles fought, a hundred battles won ~ Sun Tzu This sage advice from a brilliant military strategist from the ancient days Continue Reading →

Avoiding a Panic Attack During Public Speaking

Many individuals relate panic attacks to public speaking. They more often than not have felt nervousness delivering a presentation. That past bad memory may return once more causing a similar uneasiness. Public speakers who experience the ill effects of an anxiety attack are continually seeking for a cure. May’s Story May had a history of anxiety when she entered secondary school. Her mom and brother had a background marked by nervousness too. May had decided to avoid her public speaking class until her last semester of school. Keeping in mind Continue Reading →