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5 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Handling Your Anxiety

    • 3. Figuring Out The Logistics

    • 4. Practicing Your Speech

    • 5. Starting

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About This Class

Most people have a case of nerves a little bit before presenting a speech.

In this class you will learn how to reduce this anxiety so it won´t affect negatively your speech by making you seem unsure of what you´re saying

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Daniela Andrea Guasti

The best way to a great day is to learn


Hello Friends,

My name is Daniela A. Guasti, I have a dregree in turism and I?m from Buenos Aires, Argentine.

I like to learn new things everyday because I think that knowledge is the foundation to have a happy and meaningful life. And so, I also like to spread my knowledge with other people, in order to motivate and help everyone I can.

You can contact me or message me if you have any doubt with my classes. I?ll be glad to help you always.

Have fun learning!


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1. Introduction: Hello. Welcome to my new class. How to reduce your speed and city. So most people have a case of nerves a little bit before percent in speech. I'm like one off those. So I know what I telling you. In this class, you learn how to reduce this entity so it won't affect negatively your speech by making you seem unsure of what you're saying. It may be difficult to get rid off these nurse entirely, but you can learn how to reduce your speech in city by understanding your density, preparing for an practice in your speed and taking care off yourself. Okay, So to roll in this class, he the blue bottom below the video on C inside. Thank you. 2. Handling Your Anxiety: Okay, Welcome to when your class how to reduce your speech and city. So let's start it by trying to hunt You're an city again. The first a method is to write down reasons why your answers. This means having a clear understanding off your density that we have. You reduce it so tried to shut down a few reasons why you feel nervous about your speech. Try to dig into specific reasons. For example, if you write down that you're worried that you would look stupid in front off a crowd. Think about why you think. Sorry, Boto Think about what do you think? You look stupid. Is it because you worry that your information is wrong? Once you notice, you can spend more time researching and learning your topic. OK, then you have to try to quiet your inner critic. When you think negative thoughts about yourself on your performance, your answered it will grow. If you don't cup confidence in yourself, you may think, How will your audience have confidence in you when you cut yourself thinking negatively, stuff yourselves and replace it with a positive thought. For example, you might think I would forget my entire speech Other Know what I'm doing? A But you have to stop the thought and replace it with I thought like I know my topic on I've done lots off set close. I have I would have my speech written done and they can look at it even when I need to. Okay. And if they stumbled over a few places, that's okay. Okay. When? Then you have to know that you are not alone. The fear of public speaking is know as Grillo so forya about 80% of the population gets anxious about speaking in public. This group feel nervous, cuss clammy hands has a reason. He heard it on pills she eatery. So know that it's perfectly normal to feel this way before a sweet well, it can be and uncle for travel experience know that you will get through it and eat time. You give a speech, you will get more accustomed to disappearance. Okay, then You know you can find out the islands for your speech and we tend to fear things that are out of our control. Though you cannot control every aspect off your presentation, you can't reduce the speed and city by controlling the situation as much as possible. If you're asked to give a speech, find out expectations off the organizer, for example, aren't leaving a spit on a particular topic, or do you get to choose your topic? How long is the speech supposed to rest? How long do you have to prepare the speech? Knowing these elements from the very beginning will help you reduce your density. Also, it's a great way to get to know your topic. The more you know your topic, the list nervous you will feel when you talk about it in front of others, it to something about which you're passionate to address in your speech. If you do not get to just the topic, at least tried to find a Niagara that interests you and which you know something about reset more than you think you should does. Everything learn will end up in your switch, but it will yoke your confidence in the subject matter. Then it's very important to get to know your Adan's beforehand. For this, you have to be sure to know a who your audience is. This is key because you will tailoring spit to this audience for example, you will get a different speed Took spurts than the speech you will give to know vases. Read the speed that sweets you, but use language in your spit that fits your speak instead trying not to adopt a way of speaking that isn't natural or comfortable as your discomfort in style of the sweet Well, luckily, comma gross in your delivery. Also, you have to have ah well prepared Speech them or prepare. You are daily entity. You would feel have entire speech written out. Behold before hunt. It finds appropriate illustrations and examples for you on the audience and train. Tried to create effective and professional looking presentations. EDS. Tow company Your speech. You can also have a backup plan. Consider what you will do if your presentations aids. Do not work. Do to give moonman function a power outage and, for example, print out a copy of your slice to refer. I too am should yours met its light show, not work. Then they said how you would feel the time if your video video does not work. Okay, that that will reduce your answer. Tito. Okay. This Westell for this video See you in the next one with more methods. Thank you 3. Figuring Out The Logistics: Okay, So another great method to reduce your activity is fueling out the logistics off your speech. For this first, we must get familiar with a our presentation venue. And when you when you know where your presentation will take place, you can envision yourself giving your speech. You can take out the room. Where were your presenting? Get a feeling for the size of the audience and no, or the restaurants are water Fountains are okay. Also us about your presentation Times load fewer out. When you are giving your speech, will you be the only speaker? Or will there be several speakers? Are you going first, last or in Daniel? If you're given a choice, determine what time off the day you will prefer either speech. Do you turn a tow? Operate better in the morning or in the late afternoon. Also, you may want to figure out your tech needs. If you're planning to use our dear or visual aids in your presentation, find out if the Ben you can accommodate them and communique presentation preference to the organization. For example, if you prefer using a handheld microphone over a headset, tell them other things to consider are using a stool. Him having a party in your table on Hellinger Slice. Show up on a small monitor for you to use so you don't have to read off the pigs being what is the tells out with their grand station instructor or other representative representative before the day of your speech. You can also text audio and visual aids before hunt. If your presentation it doesn't work during your in your actual presentation, he will feel high. Hence a more density. Try to prevent this by testing your AIDS in advance. 4. Practicing Your Speech: Okay, So in this video, I will be to some key points when you practice for your speech. Okay, in first you have to. Here's your speech on your own, and we tend to be nervous about things that are far unfamiliar to us. You have to take the time to practice. You do not need to memorize their speech Word for word, but you don't need to family or yourself with your main points. Introduction transitions. Conclusion examples. At first you may want to practice alone. This will give you a chance. Toe ire. I run out any and even sports in your speech. Try to read it out loud and get use. Hearing yourself just the wording and makes sure you're comfortable with it. Then you come practice in front off the mirror or videotape yourself so you can see your Chester's and facial expressions. Try to focus on the introduction. If you start, speak off well, you're speaks and city will drop considerably. Then you will let me feel more comfortable. Throat the rest off your presentation Or don't you? Don't not. You don't need to memorize the speech very. Be very familiar with how your speech begins. This will allow you to start in speed confidently on with authority. You're suddenly want to practice in front of others. Five friends, colleagues or family members who are willing to listen to her speech us them to provides with sushi. This will give you the chance to become more familiar with speaking in front off in areas. A. Consider it as a test run for the speech today. You're so you're so wouldn't will practice in. It helps to practice in your speech venue, if it's possible, practiced in the room where you will actually percent your speech. A big note. How the room is a tap. Find out what the acoustic sound like us. Your speak estan at a port in our front, off the room and get comfortable there. This is at the role where you're representing from. Okay, then it's very important to take care of yourself before the sweet. Try to get a good night's sleep because having a full night's rest before your present you present your speech will ensure that you are clear minded on no tired when you percent to to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep to ensure you're well rested. It will. Okay, eat a healthy breakfast to give you energy for your speech. You might not be only do it much if you're nervous, but you should try to eat something. A list a banana Schwartz. Over. A new labour is good for a nervous system it three to dress appropriately for the presentation. When you're giving the presentation, you should threat Chris Ford location. Typically, you should trust nicely for a formal presentation. I am where? Something that makes you feel confident yet comfortable. If you're too uncomfortable, you might spend too much of your attention how your feet hurt or your neck is 80. If you're unsure off the dress code, ask their ministers. Should former formal over less formal clothing. Then you may want to take a deep, deep breaths. A Britain deeply can help come. Your mind is low your hair rate and relax your muskets. Trade the 478 method. He think through your nose for account of four. Then hold your breath for a count off Stephen and exhale out of your mouth for account off eight seconds. This will come. Liederman. Relax your Moscow's. You may also want to try meditation. Meditation is a great way to slow down your mind. Un present in the moment. Okay, Andi, present in the moment. This will help reduce your entity off. Are you spit by bringing you away from your answers? Anticipation. You would instead focus on what is happening in this proces precise moment. Trade the simple method off meditation. First, find a comfortable seat orbit in a quiet spot where you won't be disturbed. Then relax your body and close your eyes. Start pray breathing deeply in coming from a cordoned off four and X selling for account off for Focus your mind on your breath. Okay, then when your mind begins to wander, I noticed the thought on Let it go. Return your focus to your breath. Breath in and breath out. Trade thes meditation for 10 minutes every day to reuse overall density. Make sure to meditate the morning off Your speech. You may have someone to try a vessel shapes on exercises, peace, relation that you are a sous. A full public speaker will help you when you are actually doing it. Went through your speech and imagine how dalliance might react a different point. Think about different reactions such as anger, LOTR or or PLO's Take the Birth as you mentioned each of these reactions. Leslie, you may want to go for a walk before your speech and get your blood to know she's and pumping a little bit by thinking a short walk or getting other exercise. The morning off your speech. You would burn off some off their streets with exercise. It will also give you our mind attempts to focus on something else for a bit. Okay, this was all for this video. You in the next one, unless one thank you very much. 5. Starting: Okay, so finally, we're going to talk about some methods. When you're 13 girls speech. The 1st 1 is to read your answer. T as excitement. Instead of thinking how Nevers you are, think off these feelings as excitement. You're excited about giving this a spit on having the opportunity to share your thoughts on the spur sites on a topic during your speech, Use your notes toe enter sites your Chester's on body movement. Try to keep it network on. Don't they say around, but it's okay to walk a bit. You feel comfortable doing so, then tried to speak confidently. Fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias, But many of these people hide their nears well enough that the onus is in a war off their entities. Don't tell the Allens that you're nervous or anxious. If the Aryans perceives your AC as confident as a NPAs, it'd you will feel more confident and positive. Find friendly faces in dalliance. Though many people think making eye contact with make their entity worth it, actually reduce it. Simply find some friendly faces in the crowd on Imagine that you're having a conversation with them. Hello, there smiles to encourage you throat your this speech and finally let go off mistakes. Do not hung up on mistakes. You might mispronounce something or stumble over some words. But do not let that bother you. Most people in Darren's will not even notice. Set realistic expectations for yourself. Don't beat yourself up if you make a mistake. Okay, So he was all the methods. I hope you find them very useful. Um, well, the Wessel for this class, if you like it, please leave a review and check out my other classes. Thank you very much for watching. And as I always say, keep learning, kid growing. Thank you. See you in my next class.