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  • Speaking seems like the easiest and simplest skill ever, but when we speak to a group of

  • people or a broader audience, it gets much more difficult, we start panicking, we start

  • getting nervous, and a job that seemed simply suddenly becomes challenging, it even feels

  • scary to try.

  • If you have ever tried to speak on a stage in front of a large audience, you know what

  • I am talking about.

  • But that's not the only problem, because even when we speak to friends or a small group

  • of people, we don't always feel confident and that makes it even more difficult to express

  • your point of view.

  • And it feels horrible because you have this fantastic idea in your mind but the lack of

  • confidence makes it difficult for you to share it with others.

  • Just to be clear, I am not claiming that I am some kind of an expert when it comes to

  • social skills, but after making videos for some time here on youtube and talking on the

  • stage, I have learned a lot about speaking.

  • Because I always have to record my voice and edit it! over time I started noticing some

  • of the things that people usually don't and I started learning how to speak better

  • and more confidently.

  • So let me share with you a couple of tips that I have learned along the way that will

  • help you to talk more confidently.

  • When you get nervous, you start rushing and speaking faster than you usually do because

  • you want this thing to end as soon as possible.

  • But like it or not, you are only making things worst.

  • When you speak, your primary job is to feel as comfortable as possible, and the easiest

  • way to do that is to talk slower, make it clear to yourself that you have all the time

  • in the world and you don't have to speak faster for any reason.

  • As long as you are talking 120 or 130 words per minute, you are fine.

  • But the reason you get nervous in the first place is that you let your emotions get in

  • control.

  • You start focusing on the wrong side of the story, you start thinking what if things go

  • wrong, what if you are speaking too slowly and people are getting bored, so you speed

  • up and ruin everything, which is a common mistake.

  • Every time you feel that way, stop for a moment, take a deep breath and focus on the message

  • that you want to deliver and forget about how people are going to react to it because

  • the more thought you are going to give it, the more nervous you are going to get.

  • Some people are naturally confident and are masters at speaking, but that doesn't mean

  • you cant reach that level.

  • Most of these famous politicians weren't as good as they are today, many of them were

  • even introverts at some point of their life before becoming who they are today, but with

  • some practice, they could reach that level, which means you can do the exact same thing

  • if you are willing to put the effort.

  • Pick up your favorite book and start reading loudly as if you are talking to a group of

  • people.

  • Imagine there is an audience in front of you and you have to tell them this incredible

  • story.

  • Try to read it with energy and enthusiasm.

  • Of course, having a real audience in front of you is different, but this exercise will

  • train you to feel a little bit more comfortable when you have real people in front of you.

  • Don't forget to record your voice.

  • Because you might think that you sound great, however when you listen to your voice, you

  • will know that you aren't as good as you think.

  • And I have experienced multiple times.

  • But that's the only way to find out your flows and fix them.

  • You will feel uncomfortable when you know that your voice is being recorded and you

  • will get at least a little bit nervous as if there is a real audience listening to you,

  • but over time, you will get used to it.

  • And that's it for today, as always if you found this video helpful then hit that like

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  • Thank you again for watching, and I will see you in the next video.

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How To Speak With Confidence

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    Summer posted on 2020/09/12
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