#TejTips - Public Speaking

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By Tej Singh. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

I love Public Speaking. I share my tips in this Podcast.


10, 100 or 1000 people — I’m comfortable. That must be strange to read, that someone is ‘comfortable’ speaking in front of many others, on stage, in the limelight. Most people I speak to, absolutely hate it. They get so nervous, they can’t focus and they are very anxious. It seems to be universally feared, and I can see why.


You’re about to walk out, sweating, taking shallow breaths, running every terrible scenario that may occur through your head. What if a Viking warrior breaks through riding a T-Rex, what if I get heckled, what if no one laughs at my jokes that my mum said were funny? Clearly, only the first one is actually rational. #JustKidding


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Here’s a few of my simple practical tips:

Pre-talk

  • Make sure you’ve drank enough water
  • Eat well on the day and before
  • Keep your hands apart and open up your body language
  • Smile to yourself, wait for the hormone release, you’ll be surprised
  • Don’t sit too much, stay limber
  • Cough/clear your throat
  • Wear comfy clothes

During

  • Stand tall, good posture, roll shoulders back
  • Drink water
  • Gesture
  • Smile
  • Pause…….. to emphasise….. key points
  • Give people eye contact

Post talk

  • Celebrate and network!

When it comes to nerves — slow and control your breath, focus your mind on each and every breath, with real concentration. You’ll realise how calm you now are.


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