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  • What do you call a fish with no eyes?

  • Fsh!

  • -What else is happening? -Oh, God!

  • She's killing it!

  • I can't follow this act.

  • What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs?

  • I can't do this.

  • Still no idea.

  • What do you mean you can't do this?

  • it's too overwhelming.

  • Look at all these people here.

  • Oh! I don't want to be here.

  • I want to be a home.

  • You're gonna be fine!

  • Really?

  • Yeah.

  • How?

  • I'm gonna show you, and you in five steps how anyone can overcome the fear of public speaking!

  • Who are you talking to?

  • Never mind them. Let's focus on you.

  • Let's start with some breathing techniques, and you guys as well, if you're practicing for a public speaking event, use these techniques, follow along with me.

  • Who are you talking to?

  • Shh, just breathe with me.

  • Look, if you breathe like that it's gonna make you all panicky.

  • It increases your stress levels increases your adrenaline.

  • It's rubbish.

  • What we want to do is breathe from the lower part of your body.

  • Breathe from your diaphragm.

  • -Imagine the whole bottom part of your body is filling with air. -Okay. -And release all the air out of your system.

  • And you can do this three times, four times, as many times as you need, in order to feel comfortable.

  • Is there someone out there?

  • Breathe in for four.

  • And out for four.

  • Feel more relaxed?

  • Yeah, calmer.

  • The most important thing is to know your subject.

  • Research your subject as best as you can.

  • Do you know everything there is to know about it?

  • If someone has questions about it, could you answer those questions?

  • I mean for example, Brian, you're a comedian!

  • Do you know your jokes?

  • Yeah.

  • Are you excited about them? Are they funny to you?

  • Yeah, yeah.

  • That's all that matters.

  • If you're interested in it, your audience are gonna love it.

  • Okay.

  • Find a passion in that subject, learn to love it!

  • If you enjoy talking about it, it's gonna make it much easier to talk about in public.

  • I've got the script.

  • That's great, but look, when you're practicing a speech it's better not to have a script where you have to memorise every single word.

  • It's better just to have bullet points.

  • You know which pieces of information you have to give.

  • The words which you use in order to explain those points are not super important.

  • It's the message that counts.

  • Remember it like you're telling a joke for example.

  • I am telling a joke.

  • Exactly.

  • So what if I forget my lines or I can't remember...

  • ...what I'm saying?

  • Don't try and be perfect.

  • Everyone in public speaking makes mistakes and that's fine.

  • If you skip a line or if you make a mistake, don't worry, it happens.

  • You can always come back to that part later in the speech, and don't apologize for making a mistake.

  • There's no shame in correcting yourself.

  • Have you practiced over and over again until it feels natural?

  • Yep

  • Practicing until you can't fail.

  • Until it's impossible to forget.

  • This is key to feeling more calm and more confident about your speech before delivering it.

  • Just remember people want you to succeed.

  • No one here wants you to fail.

  • Well, what about those two over there at the bar just chatting to each other?

  • Don't worry about them.

  • In every audience there's gonna be people bored, asleep, on their phone, people that just don't want to be there.

  • You can say whatever you want.

  • You're still not gonna get some people in the audience's attention.

  • Okay, your body language, I mean how are you planning to stand onstage?

  • Well...

  • I mean, no, you you're gonna be... shit.

  • Try to be open, a bit loose, that stage is yours!

  • Feel free to move around.

  • Show how confident you are!

  • And look, sometimes... you can take a strategic pause.

  • Taking a strategic pause can make you not only seem confident, but it can also give you time to think about what you're going to say...

  • ...next.

  • And finally: Eye contact.

  • You don't want to be looking at everyone in the audience in the eye.

  • That's kind of creepy.

  • Where am I looking then?

  • There's this really great trick that you can use.

  • Once you're on stage, don't look at people in the eye.

  • Just look just above their heads.

  • That way it still looks like you're interacting with the audience, but you're not.

  • And you feel a bit more relaxed and confident about it.

  • Who are you talking to?

  • It doesn't matter.

  • Are you ready? you ready to go on stage?

  • Yep!

  • You're gonna be amazing!

  • -Yup! -Go get em, tiger!

  • Okay!

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    Elise Chuang posted on 2021/06/18
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