Do you ever get nervous before you have to give a presentation? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably yes.
There is usually a time before it’s your turn to speak where your heartbeat might start to increase, your breathing usually gets a bit faster, you might get butterflies in your stomach, your palms get a little sweaty…
Most speakers feel those physiological symptoms and immediately decide it’s because they are nervous. Elevated heart rate, rapid breathing, butterflies in the stomach, and sweaty palms are all symptoms of nervousness. But could they be symptoms of something else, too?
Becoming a social media influencer is one of the fastest-growing career aspirations in the modern world, and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to get paid hundreds, or even thousands of dollars for a single post on social media?
The problem is, many aspiring influencers seem to forget one key thing. If you want to be an influencer, you need to be truly influential! People look for shortcuts like paying for fake followers, clickbaity headlines, endless content that has little to no value…the list goes on. …
In this article, you will discover: why writing out your speech is flat-out counterproductive, and the best alternative to memorizing your talk in a way that helps you rock the stage.
Remember being in school, having to write out your presentation, and then having to memorize and rehearse it word for word? Remember how nerve-racking that was? How forced and unnatural it felt?
Well, we have great news…
You never have to do that again.
Writing out your talk and memorizing it is one of the worst things you can do for your presentation.
Whether you’re presenting at the office…
In this article, you’ll discover what goes into a successful TEDx Talk, and some tactics to help land you on the TEDx stage.
The TED Team puts it blankly: “TED is the place to give the talk of your life.”
Any speaker who dreams of making it in the world of public speaking has certainly dreamt of being on a TED stage.
As one of the most coveted titles to add to your speaker resume, the TED Team spends hundreds of hours researching and reviewing only the most inspiring, thought-provoking, and leading masterminds on the planet today for consideration when…
Most people step on stage with one intention and one intention only: to survive the talk.
If you get through the talk, maybe get a laugh or two out of the audience, finish on time, and the audience learns something, then you’ve done your job, right?
Yes, technically, that would be accurate. But the success of a talk is not just about giving the audience what they want, it can also be about getting what you want out of it!
There are ways to double the success of your talk so you can ensure you’re getting more out of it…
In this article, you’ll discover techniques to keep your audience engaged and on the edge of their seat throughout your entire presentation.
Have you ever watched someone give a presentation and, despite the great and interesting information they shared, you struggled to pay attention? Too often speakers bring excellent content to their presentations, but they forget one of the most important parts: creating engagement.
No matter how interesting your content is, without engagement it becomes monotonous and your audience’s attention will naturally start to wander. …
In this article, you’ll uncover the 5 ways you can design a talk that will appeal to any audience, no matter your topic.
Do you know what one of the most important concepts in all of public speaking is?
It’s not memorizing your talk.
It’s not owning the stage with confidence.
It’s not preparing for weeks before.
It’s something we call Broad Spectrum Appeal. This is a concept Speaker Nation Founder Eric Edmeades has been teaching his clients for years, yet it’s a concept many speakers don’t understand — or simply get wrong.
Broad Spectrum Appeal is a method you…
In this article, you will discover the most important differences between a good talk and one that is maybe not so good.
If you want to improve your speaking skills, one of the most effective things you can do to improve your skillset is to watch other speakers talk (a lot of other speakers). Not just for enjoyment, but to watch them with a critical eye. The more TED talks you watch, the more you will start to notice that there are a few distinct aspects that differentiate a good TED talk from a bad TED talk.
As you can…
Tony Robbins, Eric Edmeades, Tom Bilyeu, Tim Ferriss, Chase Jarvis, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jay Shetty… What do all of these well-known speakers have in common?
A rock-solid online presence, that’s what!
There was a time when a decent demo reel, a well-written one sheet and maybe your own book was enough to get yourself established and start booking gigs as a speaker. Unfortunately, those days are no longer.
With the rise of the internet, there has been a massive influx of speakers and the competition for your audience’s attention is at an all-time high. …
In this article, you’ll find 5 key principles that will help you leave your audiences feeling like you’ve absolutely nailed all your presentations, so they remember it for years to come!
Have you ever found yourself sitting through a painfully long and boring presentation, only to realize you’ve forgotten everything the speaker talked about the entire time? This is extremely common — too common — and it’s exactly the reason why so many people hate sitting through meetings and presentations.
On the other hand, you’ve likely been to a few presentations that have left you feeling like the presenter absolutely…
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