So you're a nervous speaker: where does your focus naturally go? Today's post is around a link to some very interesting research on where your eyes and attention go if you're an anxious presenter. Assuming you're able to look up and 'take in' your audience - and if you're nervous, that's not a given (I cite myself in that category of looking down … [Read more...]
Articles on Public Speaking
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The best tool to engage an audience Our goal when communicating with an audience is to engage them so that we get our message across successfully. And this engagement needs to happen pretty much straight away at the start, or they'll drift, and we may not get them back again (smartphones are always beckoning). So what's our best tool to engage an … [Read more...]
I'm always on the lookout for techniques to help clients reduce stress and anxiety levels. And I've been talking to a lot of my private clients recently about how going through stress in their lives can make their public speaking anxiety worse - which makes total sense. In fact for a few clients, stress was the trigger which set off their … [Read more...]