“BECOMING A BETTER PUBLIC SPEAKER” EP. 2 SHOW NOTES FROM THE PODCAST:
Would you believe that even the best public speakers feel stage fright? The fear of public speaking can truly be one tough giant to overcome, but with the right preparation and practice, you can learn to speak confidently and authentically. In this episode, we will share some tips on how to become a better public speaker, namely: reading, making outlines, observing your pegs, being authentic, surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and of course, to have fun!
READ A LOT
By reading more books, you become more eloquent and aware of the world around you.
You can conjure up words and ideas better. It will also help you with your vocabulary and the way that you speak
This isn’t restricted to books--you can also read online articles and news to keep yourself updated.
MAKE AN OUTLINE FOR YOUR TALK
Do thorough research on the subject of your talk.
Organize your speech through making an outline and a powerpoint. All this preparation will make you feel less nervous since you truly know what you are talking about.
The worst thing you can do when public speaking is to fake it, so always do your research and be authentic.
OBSERVE HOW YOUR PEGS AND OTHER PEOPLE DO IT
Observe the way the people you look up to speak in public. This will encourage you to become a public speaker and learn from the professionals.
DON’T TRY TO BE SOMEBODY ELSE
Yes, we did say to observe your pegs, but do not copy and paste their style and try to be somebody else.
You can always speak about the things that you are passionate about, and your own voice will come out.
The more you try to be someone else, the more you will feel lost.
Be as authentic and sincere as possible. People can sense if you are being insincere.
BE AROUND PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN YOU AND DON’T FORGET TO HAVE FUN!
Public speaking will always be difficult, but being with people who believe in you will give you confidence and grit.
Mistakes will inevitably happen, but do not dwell on them. If you make a mistake, remind yourself that it’s not the end of the world! As long as you’re not dying naked on stage, it’s not the worst day of your life.
Don’t forget to have fun! At the end of the day, as long as you are having fun with the people you love and serving God and the people around you, everything will be fine.
Don’t drink coffee. Coffee can wire your brain too much, and added with stage fright and excitement, it can make you feel extra jittery.
Take deep breaths before going on stage. This will slow down your heartbeat and help you calm down.
Once you’ve made your outline, review it the night before or before going on stage. Test yourself if you truly know what you are talking about by explaining your message in simple terms that everybody can understand.
Stay tuned for more episodes and don’t forget to use the hashtag #AdultingWithPring if you have any comments or suggestions for future topics!
Episode summary by Jacy Olivares
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