Motivational Speaking: The Top 6 Causes Of Speech Anxiety Which Can Cripple Your Presentation
Unpacking The Causes Of Speech Anxiety:
- Excessive Self Consciousness Creates Introspection And Self Focussing.
- Fear Of The Audience Creates Anxiety. There Are Easy Principles To Change This.
- Misunderstanding Our Physical Response To Public Exposure Causes Tension.
- If You Stand In Front Of An Audience Without Preparation, You Will Suffer SA.
- Too High Expectations Of Yourself And Your Ability Will Create Anxiety.
- Fear Of Being Scrutinised And Evaluated Produces Anxiety – Often A Dry Mouth!
There Are 3 Good Reasons Why There Is Nothing To Fear From Speech Anxiety.
Self Confidence Is A Learned Discipline.
Your Listeners Will Not Know Even If You Suffer From Speech Anxiety.
There Is Nothing To Fear From Motivational Speaking.
- Contrary To Perception, Your Listeners Will Want To Hear What You Have To Say, And Will Be Rooting For You!
- Use Judo Tactics Against Speech Anxiety! You Can Turn SA To Your Advantage By Implementing Easily Applied Strategies.
Top 6 Simple Strategies To Combat Speech Anxiety Which Will Liberate You And Your Business.
- Be Well Prepared And Rehearse Your Presentation To An Imaginary Audience.
- Use Warm Up Exercises And Deep Breathing Techniques Beforehand.
- Prepare An Introduction That Will Liberate You And Your Audience.
- Focus On The Core Message Of Your Motivational Speech And Believe!
- Use Words To Create Visual Images To Stimulate The Imagination.
- Cultivate A Mindset Which Produces A Positive Mental Attitude.
Top 12 Opportunities To Use Motivational Speaking To Transform Your Business And The Businesses Of Your Clients
- Use Motivational Speaking At A Local Business Networking Events Such As The Chamber Of Commerce.
- Use Motivational Speaking At Business Seminars Or CPD Events. (Continuous Professional Development).
- Use Motivational Speaking At Post Contract Business Lunches For Current Or Potential Clients.
- At A Free Consultation Meeting With A Potential Local Business Client.
- As A Speaker At A Client Retention Social Event For A Local Company.
- At A Networking “Open Mic” Event You Organise For Potential Clients.
- On A Local Radio 3 Minute Business Launch Broadcast.
- At A Trade Exhibition From Your Stand Rented From The Organisers.
- As A Pre-Recorded Webinar Your Client’s Customer List.
- At A Charity Fundraising Event Offering 50% Profits To The Charity.
- At A Community Enterprise Event To Promote Local Community Initiatives.
- Use Motivational Speaking As A Pre-Recorded Webinar Inviting Guests From Your Own List.
Top 12 Ingredients Of A Professional Motivational Speech That Will Grab Your Audience And Win You Business On The Spot!
- Sell An Experience That Will Capture The Imagination Of Your Audience.
- Tell A Story That Will Take Your Listeners On A Journey.
- Introduce The “Bad Guy” And Paint An Ugly Picture Of The Effects.
- Introduce The “Good Guy” And Demonstrate The Winning Stroke.
- Punctuate With “Hook Lines” That Will Unleash Human Potential.
- Don’t Sell Products And Services, Sell A Dream.
- Include ONLY 3 Key Messages In Your Speech (The Power Of “3”).
- Engage Your Audience With Analogies And Illustrations.
- Use Success Stories To Show Evidence and Endorsements.
- Show Inter-actions With Enthusiastic End Users.
- Demonstrate A Sense Of Purpose That Embraces A Sense Of Destiny.
- Answer The One Question That Matters Most.
Answer The One Question That Matters Most: “Why Should I Care?”
You are not selling a product you are selling an experience.
Aristotle’s Classic 5 Points:
- 1. Story that arouses interest
- 2. Question that has to be answered
- 3. A solution to the problem
- 4. Describe the benefits to solution
- 5. Call to action
In your speech you need to:
- 1. Create A Story
- 2. Ask A Question
- 3. Build Drama
- 4. Introduce The Enemy
- 5. Demonstration Solution
- 6. Show The Benefits
- 7. Call To Action
See how Steve Jobs convinced John Sculley to leave Pepsi Cola and join Apple:
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want to change the world?”
Make up a short 3 minute story using one of the following as the “story starter.”
- • ‘It was a dark and stormy night’,
- • ‘I wish people would not say …’,
- • ‘Yesterday I saw a herd of cows ‘,
- • ‘My favourite activity is bird watching’,
- • ‘The wisest saying I ever heard was …’,
- • ‘In 20 years time I will be …’,
- • ‘It made me yell’,
- • ‘All I want for Christmas is …’,
- • ‘Something is terribly wrong …’,
- • ‘The little voice inside my head …’,
- • ‘This is the secret I’ve never shared before’,
- • ‘I never knew what happened …’,
- • ‘Sometimes I just want to …’,
- • ‘You know it’s Summer when …’,
- • ‘The story made me want to …’,
- • ‘I heard the best news this morning’,
- • ‘The sound of people laughing …’