Rehearsals are an important part of public speaking. They are the trial performance of a speech for later public performance.
The three “p” ‘s Practice, Practice, Practice are the foundation of excellence in public speaking. Rehearsing must help the speaker relax sufficiently that they are energized but relaxed at the same time.
The following original Speaker Skills strategy works and has been tested for many years with outstanding results.
Many public speaking coaches have used the image for the speaker of imagining looking at a nude audience sitting in their birthday suits. Another image is seeing your audience as if they are a patch of cabbages.
My strategy of seeing your audience as stuffed toys, or caricatures emoting a variety of different emotions through facial expressions works extremely well in helping speakers in those first few seconds before you begin to speak.
Experience the sensation from the speaker’s vantage point as you stand in front of an audience, the most stressful moment before words are said.
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Virtual Presentations need rehearsal techniques as well. Stare at the image on your computer screen locating the four positive facial expressions that gives you calmness, relaxation, happiness and peace. This is an important part of your warm up.
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Don’t be discouraged by anxiety and fear. Become a fearless, fabulous public speaker through simple but practical, effective strategies for giving outstanding and professional-level presentations.
Written by Bette Elly