Today is National Public Speaking Association Day! As you know, most humans on Earth are repulsed by public speaking! Let me give you my favorite tip…
These days, public speaking has honestly never been so important.
it doesn’t matter if you’re making YouTube videos, teaching online courses, or trying to negotiate a better rate on your mortgage.
The truth is that the ability to speak has never been this important.
So Let Me Give You A Nifty Little Public Speaking Tip…
First let me give you a quick background story.
I’m the shyest nerd on the planet.
I have thick glasses, and a beard that I haven’t shaved since 2010ish (lol).
To make a long story short, I used to avoid all things public speaking like my life was on the line; I’m a huge introvert and I’m scared of humans! -wink-
But Guess What? I Finally Came Out Of My Shell!
These days I’m an online teacher who teaches over ten thousand students from over 147+ countries.
I have an epic boatload of public speaking experience.
I’m not saying this to brag — I’m saying this to impress upon you the idea that heck, if I can effectively speak in front of people, then you definitely can too.
All of this simply leads up to to the tip I’d like to provide on National Public Speaking Association Day, and the tip is as follows:
Always Know What You’re Going To Say Before You Say It!
The biggest reason why I used to be so frightened of public speaking, is because I wasn’t confident in my ability to effectively speak.
In other words…
One of the biggest hesitations I’ve had over the years, is when I have absolutely no clue what to say.
That’s the biggest fear that I personally have, and many of my colleagues have.
Being tongue-tied, can easily result in being a nervous wreck when it comes time to open your mouth in front of your audience, prospects, colleagues, or anyone.
So, always be cognizant of exactly what you’re going to say.
Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse!
At the very least, at least know the main points (and secondary) points of your speech.
It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Teaching, Preaching, Selling, Or Bargaining!
This might seem like the most obvious thing on the planet, however, this I can promise you.
Back in the day, I was deathly afraid of talking to anyone.
Back in the day, I had absolutely no clue what points I wanted to get across.
Now, in my advanced (old) age, I’ve never been as confident.
Even though I’m not as cool as I was way back then, I’m much wiser; because I always know exactly what I’m going to say, and how I’m going to say it.
Preparation Is The Ultimate Confidence Hack For Public Speaking.
It’s something that nobody can ever take away from you.
Nobody can ever take away your preparation.
So, the best advice I can give, is to give yourself a chance the next time you teach, preach, communicate or bargain.
You have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain simply by knowing what you’re going to say.
And who knows.
Maybe you won’t be so deathly afraid to share your knowledge with the world, if you put forth a tiny quantity of effort in order to prepare?
It works for me, and I’m so confident, that if it can work for me… Then heck… It’ll definitely work for you.
Thanks so much for checking this out, and please have an awesome day!
This has been Mike DeVincent of MrComputerScience.com, and I’m signing off.