Reduce Fear–Hold a Conversation With Your Audience

Do you wish you had more confidence when you faced an audience? Then read the advice I gave to a member of my audience.

QUESTION FROM AN AUDIENCE MEMBER
When I ended my hour-long seminar about the best language to use with customers, I asked the participants “Anybody have any questions?”

Without hesitation, one person spoke up. “Nobody would call me shy,” she said, “at least not in a one-on-one conversation. But when it comes to giving a speech, it’s impossible for me to face a group with any confidence at all. Can you offer just one quick tip that will help me overcome my fear of public speaking?”

MY ANSWER ABOUT STAGE FRIGHT CONTROL

I answered: “My best advice is to have a conversation with your audience. You’re comfortable talking with one person. That same down-to-earth, easygoing, poised attitude and approach will work whether you are sharing your thoughts with one listener or one hundred or one thousand.” Next, I told her briefly about a famous speech coach who had worked with nationally recognized leaders in politics, television, sports, and business. The most successful ones, he observed, never changed their mode of presentation. They took their low-key person-to-person style into radio and TV studios, press conferences, and speeches to huge audiences.

I’LL SAY THE SAME THING NEXT TIME
I’m sure that somebody who attends my events will ask the same question again. I’ll give the same answer. Engage your audience in lively conversation, and you will greatly reduce your anxiety about giving speeches.

STAGE FRIGHT BOOK OFFERS 25 TIPS
FOR CONTROLLING YOUR ANXIETY

My book–25 Ways to Control Your Stage Fright…And Become a Highly Confident Speaker–will give you other valuable tips and strategies for controlling your stage fright. You can order this brief guide book in paperback or Kindle. Use this link:

http://tinyurl.com/juqc5kb

CALL ME TO DISCUSS YOUR COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS!
First, review my Web site to review the range of services I offer to corporations and to individual leaders:

http://www.bizcommunicationguy.com

Then call me today, to talk about your communication problems. We’ll discuss how I can help you solve them!

Call 678-316-4300

Audiences Want Speakers, Not Readers

Speakers who have a written manuscript that they refer to frequently–and even distract listeners more when they turn the pages–are not really speakers. They are readers. And audiences don’t want someone reading to them.

This video gives examples of why relying on a manuscript kills the impact you want to make. Also, I refer you to my new book, which provides guidance on the most effective method of preparation and delivery.

CALL ME TODAY!

First, visit my LinkedIn page:
http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/billlampton

Then call me, to discuss what you want me to help you achieve as a speaker.

Call 678-316-4300. . . today!

Since 1997, I have provided Communication Consulting for Companies and Speech Coaching for Leaders.

ORDER MY NEW BOOK ABOUT STAGE FRIGHT

Because stage fright keeps many professionals from reaching their potential, recently I wrote this book:
“25 Ways to Control Your Stage Fright–and Become a Highly Confident Speaker!”

Available in Kindle and paperback editions. Here’s the Amazon page:
http://tinyurl.com/juqc5kb