For one to be deemed a great speaker, he or she must be both confident and influential. To be both of these is one very difficult task since it’s within natural human tendency to doubt oneself. If you are an aspiring speaker or preparing for a huge talk and anything else of the sort, then you must find ways to better your way of talking along with what you have to say as well.
It doesn’t take a professional to learn and adapt to some few things. You may find yourself asking where to start first, luckily here is the process of being a better speaker.
- Eat meat.
Prepare yourself to take on this heavy task with a hearty meal. A great way to stimulate your brain to process whatever needs to be processed is by taking in a lot of protein. Something that can easily be found in meat.
- Create problems in your head… and solutions.
The best way to get over anxiety in preparation is by creating different scenarios in your head of what could possibly go wrong. Focus on what you’re scared of happening and try to clear your mind for you to create viable solutions to them. This is a productive way to rid yourself of jitters.
- Always have a plan B.
There’s nothing wrong with preparing for the worst, and this is the best way to do it. Whenever things don’t go your way (don’t worry, they often don’t), always ready yourself with a back-up plan, something that can save you in times of distress.
- Make a personal connection with the audience.
A great way to show authenticity to the people is by sharing heart-warming personal experiences. Tell your story and how it affected you, especially how you overcame it. This is to establish that you are no better than the people listening to you and that if you got through it, so can they.
- Never let go of their attention.
This is the most precious thing you can have from your crowd as a speaker. So once you’ve got it, don’t ever let it go. Find ways to always keep them amused and entertained. Don’t go over the same pattern and routine which eventually gets old. Be spontaneous; the audience will love it!
- Finish early.
Time is very essential to everyone. So if ever you are given a constrained period, make sure that you always wrap it up before it. Respect that people have other places to be and that you need to be to. Extending can only render your audience bored and unhappy which can bring down all that you worked for.