Why do you need to find and utilize one of the many public speaking tutorials?
Sweat pouring out of every part of your body!
Heart is pounding!
Your blood pressure is sky rocketing!
Your body is trembling, and you feel sick to your stomach!
All these symptoms are commonly known as “Stage Fright”!
Remember, you have two choices when stage fright over takes your ability to think clearly and make good decisions!
Choice one, is to quit your job, run away as fast as possible, and go to work at minimum wage where you will never be required to speak publicly again.
Wow, I can almost see the sweat drying up from your body and you heart beating normal again.
Bad news about this choice is that you probably will have to move out of that nice house you are living in and start riding a bicycle to work, or worse, walking.
The other choice is to use one of the many very respected public speaking tutorials that you can work on in the privacy of your own home. That’s of course if you didn’t already choose choice one above.
I personally was terrified of public speaking when I first joined the work force back in 1975.
Yes, I know that makes me old. However, I like to refer to it as experienced.
We’ve all heard the term, “Knowledge is Power”. Well, it’s very true, knowledge is power.
If you know your subject matter, that is more than half the battle. Now, if you can turn that subject matter into an interesting story, you are even closer to winning and eliminating your battle with public speaking.
Let’s use an example:
Let’s say that I have been tasked with presenting next year’s budget (always a very dry and boring subject) to the management team of your company that consists of thirty managers.
How do we turn this dry and boring subject into a story of any kind that will capture and hold the interest of your audience? Even more important, how do we make it a good story to help us feel more comfortable, almost excited, to share with them.
So here goes my example:
We have come a long way this past year in achieving the goals we set for ourselves last year. Through your hard work (you just complimented your audience which is always a good thing) we have expanded our sales by over twenty two percent and added three more to our sales team in the Northern Region. This also created twenty more production jobs. John, thank you, your sales team knocked it out of the park this past year. Customer satisfaction rose again which speaks to our commitment to producing the finest products on the market today. Everyone’s hard work and dedication allowed us to provide a much-needed cost of living increase of five percent to our dedicated employees. You make me proud to be a part of this amazing team. Going forward, this amazing team has again set some very high, but achievable goals. We hope to increase our sales by twenty percent and add two more sales positions, along with fifteen more production jobs. This is how we are going to accomplish…..
Of course there are a lot of holes we must fill in to the above story, but this should give you an idea of how you can turn any subject into a story. Keep in mind, not all stories have happy endings, but sometimes they must still be told to advance our business.
One of the best public speaking tutorials I have come across is produced by Brian Tracy called “How to Deliver a Winning Presentation”. I believe it costs around sixty dollars, and for the money it is fantastic.
Of course, you can spend as much as $1,000 on any number of the other public speaking tutorials, but I personally endorse this one.
Remember the key to feeling comfortable in public speaking is to know your subject matter and tell a story. By telling a story it keeps you on track and helps you to remember where you’ve been and where your going. Most importantly, it helps your audience remember what you are speaking about.
Thank you and may God bless you!