Secrets On Becoming a Fearless and Confident Presenter

“The secret to being successful and memorable speaker is replacing self- consciousness and fear with self-confidence.” Mark W. Hardwick, Ph.D.

Know thy Self: Relevant Information + Insight = Self-Knowledge

  1. Focus on development and being aware of natural strengths–start with Smart-steps.
  2. Be a teacher not a performer—communicating effectively is a person-to-person art; the heart of communicating and influencing others is in essence the act of caring and understanding the audience needs and expectations.  People want you to succeed as a speaker.  So help the audience get what they need by providing new information, relevant data and facts, insights and they engage them, so they will want to help you succeed.
  3. Fake it till you—make it. Don’t focus on nervousness  such as hands shaking  or dry mouth. Focus on task at hand providing compelling information and meeting people’s expectations.
  4. Be enthusiastic and passionate about your topic and ideas.  Ask the question—Does this speech have a SOOsignificant overriding objective. How can I make the point stick and make it easy to understand and useful?
  5. Take a positive “visualization trip” let your imagination run freely for 5-10 minutes. See yourself succeeding and audience clapping.
  6. Risk self-disclosing by telling stories and providing examples from your life
  7. The best teacher for learning presentations is presenting or speaking itself.  When combined with specific model and meaningful feedback “practice can make perfect”.
  8. Make message concise focus on the 20% that can make a difference and leave the fluff home. Challenge your self by presenting concepts that follow the 80/20 rule.
  9. Stop-Think Smart-Choose technique—that says that 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts.  Try to figure out what priorities you want to spend your time and energy on—your 20%;  then choose at least three HIGH PAYOFF PRESENTATION PRIORITIES.
  10. Learn to Relax—Use that shot of adrenaline to eliminate self-doubt, judgment and need   to be perfect. Focus on the audience not your nervousness. Take a deep breath and then begin. Take a look at the Masterful Presentation-The Aha Approach to get more info. and tips how how to connect and send a powerful message.

One thought on “Secrets On Becoming a Fearless and Confident Presenter”

  1. Reblogged this on The Wick and commented:

    Since the 4C’s of Sticky Presentation seems to be a hot post. Don’t miss this post On Becoming a Fearless and Confident Presenter. Coach Mark

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