By Mildred Munjanganja | December 3, 2012
You are a great speaker! No matter what anybody says. Think about it, you spend all day babbling about things of no consequence, then when you are confronted by a camera or a large group of people, you brain fools you into believing there is a problem.
What can you do to become a great speaker:
1. Brain plasticity: Your brain grows and adapts in response to change – so if you apply frequency, intensity and duration to any application after a while your brain will change to accommodate what it has learnt. Our brains are also receptive to mood and the messages we feed them – so a positive attitude will do wonders for your brain growth.
2. Know your content: there is nothing worse than listening to someone who clearly has no clue what they are talking about. If you make yourself familiar with the subject matter, it makes it easy to respond to any question asked about the subject.
3. Humor: Whern you make people smile, they like you immediately. Humor is instrumental in making you calm down – your heart rate slows down, you find yourself smiling and your audience start to smile with you.
4. Passion: Be passionate about what you are talking about. People will find you believable and more exciting to listen to when you apply passion.
5. Look great: I realize this is my remeby to everything:-) but it works. When you look great, you feel great and something happens to your posture. Whatever image you are trying to portray can be achieved or destroyed by your attire.
6. Arrive on time, take deep breaths, remember you are only speaking to another human being and have fun.
All great speakers started somewhere!