Nerves are not the enemy. I have been presenting public speaking courses for over two decades and I have never found a good speaker who was not nervous about their work. Let’s learn to focus your nervous energy as a speaker.
Every day, you are on the receiving end of public speaking. For the most part, you might not even be aware that someone is “doing” public speaking. The best speakers and presenters speak in a natural way that invites you to make some change in your life, no matter how small. There are four essential purposes of public speaking, listed below:
The more esoteric your work is, the more you need to use storytelling in your job. To those of you in the Research, IT, STEAM or STEaM departments, I am talking to you. Sometimes it is hard for the others in your company to understand the ins and outs of the mysteries of technology and research. By using storytelling techniques in your communications, you can create the “frames” to highlight, carry and explain the bigger concepts of your work.