Yea , speaking is like having sex(don’t you dare ask me how I know) and it’s no news that if you’re great in bed, your partner wouldn’t be able to get enough of you.
In every audience, there is someone or people capable of giving you another platform to speak, hence, increase your income(no joking, money is needed to pursue your dreams)
How do you make sure this happens? By making every of your speech or talk the BEST so far!!!
If you go onto any stage shaking like a baby, say “bye bye,” to your speaking career. Confidence does not mean you raise your chest, wear a smirk and bounce in, no. Confidence is feeling like the stage is your sitting room.
Confidence is being able to laugh like crazy on stage, show your wacky dancing skills or talk about your most embarrassing moment.
You know that feeling you have when you’re sitting beside a friend whom you know is not ashamed to do anything in your presence, right? That’s the way your audience would feel if you’re confident.
Instead of blushing and feeling embarrassed if you almost fall on stage, why not be like, “Thank you all for that attempt but my village witches are stronger than yours!”
That’s the confidence I’m talking about.
You know the way you feel annoyed at that lecturer who is so bossy, right? That’s how to turn off your audience.
Becoming friends with your audience is my way of saying create engagement the moment you step on stage.
I was speaking to a group of teenagers on how to leverage social media and instead of going, “Keep chatting and wasting your time while you’re not making any money. Your mates are greeting rich while you are just….blah blah blah…..”
I was like, “Hey peeps! Who loves selfies better than me?” Hands were up.
We went for like five minutes snapping like crazy and I collected five of their IG handles and followed them. We did a short Snapchat video and said all the crazy things we say on Snapchat.
By now, I was a “friend” not a “speaker” and my message was later given huge reception and testimonials are still rolling in.
Understand your audience and become a friend.
I won’t say much here just that don’t bore your audience with your ugly face. Come along with something that would take their attention periodically from you. Could be a slide for projection, an object, a fruit, anything. I watched a world renowned speaker give a presentation and guess what he brought on stage……Cigarette!
Tell stories, experiences, histories, etc. Attach a story to your prop.
Let me ask you this: How many speeches, talks or lectures do you remember? Probably, just the ones that have stories in them. That’s the magic.
Don’t just come and rant and leave. Come with an activity that would show the validity of your presentation. Period!
Don’t leave an audience with your weakest point. Don’t leave them on the lowest note.
Let your presentation climax.
Back to sex, you know the feeling, right…..*runs away*
Oya, add your own.
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