Speaking in front of a large audience causes some level of anxiety for just about everyone. Here at Vitality Consulting HQ, we’re working to become more confident presenters because we know how valuable public speaking skills are in reaching our career goals. Here are a few things we keep in mind to gain confidence before giving a big speech.
The first thing we tell ourselves is that the audience isn’t overly concerned with judging us. They’re thinking about themselves and how much they can learn from our presentations. With this in mind, it’s much easier for us to focus on the quality of our messages and how we can effectively deliver.
This also makes it easier for us to home in on the exact points we want to make. When we keep our listeners’ needs in mind, we can refine the major themes of our messages. This leads to more concise Vitality Consulting presentations that make lasting positive impressions.
Before we go onstage, we engage in quick meditation sessions to clear our minds. By focusing on nothing but our breath, we can center ourselves and wipe out negative thoughts. After only about a minute of mindful breathing, we’re ready to confidently address the audience.
We use these simple strategies to boost our confidence before delivering a speech. Check out the Vitality Consulting Newswire for more on how we’re improving as presenters.