Sorry, It Doesn’t Exist!
I wish it did. Maybe it, and the one that gets rid of the Fear of Public Speaking, are in clinical trials somewhere. I haven’t found either.
If you have them, or know where they can be purchased, please let me know!
Until then, there’s no easy way to get rid of the Fear of Public Speaking and become a Great Presenter.
Public Speaking is a skill that can be learned.
Think about it: You learned how to ride a bike, drive a car, use a computer. and many other things. You weren’t born knowing how to do any of those activities, correct?
Public Speaking is learned the same way those skills were mastered. You study, then apply what you discovered.
You’ll make mistakes – lots of them – Good! We learn by making mistakes and failing. But don’t think about it is as failing. Think of the process as Experimenting! When we do experiments we don’t expect to find the correct “formula” immediately, do we? It usually takes lots of experiments to find what works. Thomas Edison, so the story goes, experimented over 10,000 times (I’ve seen figures different than this) to find what worked for building the first light bulb. He never looked upon any of his work as failure, but each as an experiment that got him closer to his goal.
Your journey to becoming a great presenter should be seen in the same vein. You experiment and experiment and experiment until you find the “formula” that works! Then you continually refine it. Becoming a great presenter is a process – not an event.
The real learning is in the doing! You can do all the intellectualizing you want about becoming a great presenter: Watch videos, read books and articles, listen to audios of presenters and go see professionals in action. That stuff is all good, but until you SPEAK! nothing really moves forward and you won’t get better without SPEAKING!
Before you SPEAK to an audience, you must Practice: Practice, Practice, Practice, and Practice some more!
Do athletes just show up for the big game? Do musicians suddenly appear at concerts? NO!
Both groups have practiced and practiced before their big event. There is no reason to think you can just “wing” a speech and do it well.
Besides the practicing that must be done, there must also be considerable and continuing study. You can always learn something new and always improve your presentations. This is what you should be doing. This is what this Post and Blog is dedicated to.
This stuff works!
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About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, a coach, and author of the book, “No Sweat Public Speaking!”
Businesses and individuals hire him because they want to improve their
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills.
They do this because we perceive really great speakers to be Experts.
Perception is reality and we rather deal with Experts.
They also know: Speaking Opportunities are Business Opportunities.
Speaking Opportunities are Career Opportunities.
He shows them how to Develop, Practice and Deliver Knock Your Socks Off Presentations! with –
Fred E. Miller
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