Some speakers appear stiff or wooden. Have you ever noticed how some public speakers perform flawlessly How they seem to be authentic, natural speakers?
Our thought processes prevent us from becoming natural speakers, says Eric Stone, a leading expert in how to improve communication with others, public speaking and performance.
Mr. Stone says being a natural speaker is difficult “because we are so identified and attached to the endless gymnastics of the mental plane.”
In other words, Mr. Stone says we’re distracted by our thoughts.
From the Coach’s Corner, more public-speaking tips:
Maximize Your Speaking with the Power of Pauses — Have you ever noticed why some people succeed as powerful public speakers? One salient reason is they know how to use the power of pauses.
Public Speaking Tips – for Speeches in Accepting Awards, Honors — So you’re about to be honored for your pro bono work, volunteerism, or for creating a foundation to fund scholarships for education. But you get stage fright or don’t know how to most-effectively frame your acceptance speech? Join the crowd. A lot of people have difficulty in public speaking.
To Give a Great Speech, 9 Tips to Manage Your Nervousness – If you get nervous even at the thought of giving a speech, join the crowd. You’re not alone. Many people get nervous because they fear criticism, embarrassment, failure and/or rejection. But if you learn to manage your nervousness, you can give great speeches. Here are nine tips.
Learn to Give a Speech Like a Business Pro with 8 Tips – When it’s time to give a speech, do you tremble with abject fear? Do you break out in a cold sweat? Getting terrified and tongue-tied is not a fun experience. It’s OK to be nervous before giving a speech in public or speaking in a meeting at work.
7 Steps to Become Great at Thinking on Your Feet – Have you ever been at a loss for words? For example, when asked a question, have you been tongue tied in a sales presentation, while speaking at an event, in negotiations, during an interview or a staff meeting? Getting tongue-tied is not a fun experience.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”