It is not just the listeners who are easily distracted these days. It is also the speakers.
Public speaking is an important skill that all successful entrepreneurs possess. Today, what you say can travel at lightening fast speed thanks to technology. That is why being totally present while addressing a crowd is imperative. With growing distractions, this can be difficult, which is why we have a few tips that will help you:
Grip the floor with your feet
When you walk on to the dais and take the microphone in your hand, make it a point to grip the floor with your feet as hard as you can. You will be able to feel your feet when you do this. You will feel deeply connected with the earth and the earth will give you stability.
That energy will help you stay focused.
Control your breathing – make it slow, steady, and calm
This type of breathing is called diaphragm breathing because you are breathing deep and full. Practicing beforehand will help you do it automatically when you are on stage. Being aware of your breaths, especially exhalations will help you end every sentence neatly without a sudden surge of air gushing into the microphone.
Go slow and steady
When you face a large crowd or when it is a high profile event, it is common to get nervous. When you are scared, you start speaking quickly. That is because your adrenaline is pumping. Instead of letting the excitement get the better of you, successful entrepreneurs say that you should savor the moment. Revel in the pleasure of speaking at a high profile event and cherish it. It may turn into one of the most magical moments of your life!
Use your eyes for highest impact
Your eyes can do more talking than your words! That is why you will notice that successful entrepreneurs always make eye contact when they speak. It helps people connect with your story. It also compels them to truly listen to you.
Silence is golden indeed!
Sometimes, it is the silence that can weave magic. After you say something powerful or if you want your audience to grasp what you just said, a pause is recommended. When you give them that time to think, they become more attentive. Such silence also shows that you are confident.
When it comes to public speaking, it is the commonly ignored things that help in driving profitability through focus.
Successful entrepreneurs are excellent speakers because they are aware of their senses and the audience. They use silence to make a point and control their breathing so that they are impactful and focused