Public speaking doesn’t have to be so daunting.
As an entrepreneur, you have to work on your public speaking skills [if you haven’t already done that]. From time to time you will definitely address an audience and how you present yourself, the way you speak, and what you speak will influence the growth of your business. However, public speaking doesn’t come easy for many. Public speaking is extremely intimidating for a great number of people.
If you feel the same way, these steps will help you out:
Focus on One Thought
If you are not focused on one thought or on one idea you will get carried away and you will keep talking for a long time. This is the most common problem with people. Experts always focus on one idea and speak about it. Think of it as the theme of the conference or meeting and adhere to it.
Focus on the Audience
Another common mistake is that people think they should talk about themselves and their growth. No, you should talk about the audience. When you focus on the people you are speaking to, the quality of your speech will automatically get better.
Focus on the Opening
How do you start? Oh, this is a major concern. You should preferably start off with the story itself. There is actually no need to beat around the bush. However, this is quite difficult to do. It will come with practice and experience. If you can’t do this, go the most popular way and ask an open-ended question.
Focus on the Catchphrase
You should repeat your catchphrase but not so much that it infests your speech. Keep it simple and slide it in as and where required. Also, people should be able to connect with your catchphrase. It has to be relevant.
Write your speech as if you were a screenwriter and follow the aforementioned steps to absolutely ace your speech.
Public speaking is not something to be afraid of or something that you should stress yourself endlessly about. Public speaking just requires focus on the right things so that you don’t stray away from the topic. It is about connecting with the audience.