Public Speaking

What is stage fright really? Sometimes, even weeks before a presentation, I would think, What happens if people think I suck or someone thinks I don’t know what I’m talking about? As humans were hardwired to worry about our reputation above almost all things. There are primitive parts of your brain that control your reaction to threats on your reputation, making these reactions extremely difficult to control. When making public performances, many of the top performers in the world get stage fright so you are in good company. Stage fright may come and go or diminish, but it usually does not vanish permanently. You mustRead More →

Public Speaking

How to tell a story? The world is shaped by two things stories told and the memories they leave behind. ―Vera Nazarian We love stories. A good story can convey a message, entertain or ignite a fire within your audience. As a storyteller,we create experiences, which in turn become stories. Many people think that the art of storytelling is something difficult and complex, reserved only for certain skilledmembers of society. That couldnt be farther from the truth. The skills necessary to tell a story can be acquired through practice and with the right toolkit; everyone can become a master storyteller. Here are some of theRead More →

Public Speaking

  We all communicate all the time with friends colleagues family members and other groups. The objective of communication is always to convince or influence people with whom you are communicating. Of course, content is the king. It should be necessary for you to say what your listener want to listen is. The subject should be interesting to them. Otherwise, there is no reason why they should listen to you and spend time with you. But the best of content can be ruined by the inaccurate and faulty communication. If you want others to pay attention to you we have to be very convincing. HowRead More →

Public Speaking

We conducted a Public Speaking Workshop on July 22, 2018. As always, Stage Fright appeared top on the list during the workshop and discussions. I had read a book by Peter Desberg, PhD titled: Speaking Scared Sounding Good. There are various exercises relevant to the subject. Select your thoughts from various given below to understand your difficulties. One such exercise is detailed below & I recommend to my readers who are interested in Public Speaking to carry out the exercise and read the book which is available at the book stores in India. Selecting Relevant Fear Provoking Thoughts The following is a list of commonRead More →