“When we think about speaking and sharing our story, or sharing what we know, it's an opportunity to, one, impact the world, to educate people, but also to continue to plant seeds that may change people's lives.” - Evolve Benton
Welcome to Speaking 4 Profit, where your voice is your power! I’m Evolve Benton and today, I want to share some practical tips to build your confidence in public speaking. By listening to ourselves and understanding the value of authenticity, it is possible to get our impactful message across as we move past this fear. Get into execution and let your story be heard!
[00:01 - 05:16] Afraid of Speaking in Public? You Are Not Alone
The essence of sharing your story The fear of speaking in public gets in the way. Speaking is an opportunity to change people’s lives The fear of speaking in public You are not alone - 77% of people are scared to speak in public. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
[06:13 - 16:32] Practical Tips to Apply - Building Your Confidence
Tip #1: Have pre-talk and post-talk rituals Be prepared and listen to your body. Positive reaffirmations and giving yourself love helps! Tip #2: Keep water available Drink water and keep yourself hydrated. Tip #3: Speak with integrity Ensure that your knowledge is sufficient to answer tough questions. Having this allows for more impact. Tip #4: Practice, practice, practice Get started and let others listen to you. Start small and build confidence along the way
[16:33 - 28:03] Move Past the Fear Through Implementation
Special tip #5: Practice slowly Going as quickly as possible diminishes the clarity of your speech. Be willing to pause and take a break. Tip #6: Have human moments Don’t be afraid to mess up. You don’t need to memorize your speech. We need to move forward and get over the fear.
[23:07 - 28:52] Final Thoughts
Watch out for more tips and strategies for public speaking! Connect with me – leave a review and comment (links below) Key Quotes:
“Practice sharing your voice, practice sharing your story, practice sharing your pitch, practice talking about yourself, and get more comfortable. And remember, you can always start small.” - Evolve Benton
“Don't be afraid to be human and mess up. As long as you give them clarity and you're willing to get back to your speech. That's all that matters.” - Evolve Benton
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