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How to Overcome your Fear of Public Speaking (Public Speaking 102) // How to conquer "Stage Fright"

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11 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

    • 2. The Origin of Stage Fright

    • 3. Technique 1: Outline your Speech

    • 4. Technique 2: Practice Your Speech

    • 5. Technique 3: Prepare & Research for your Presentation

    • 6. Technique 4: Visualize a Successful & Positive Outcome

    • 7. Technique 5: Tell a Story AKA Tell Your Friends

    • 8. Technique 6: Join a Speakers Group

    • 9. Real World Applications

    • 10. Gimmicks and Tips that DO NOT WORK!

    • 11. Conclusion and Course Wrap Up

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Public Speaking 102:

How to Overcome your Fear of Public Speaking // How to conquer "Stage Fright"

Many people fear the idea of public speaking and would probably find any way to avoid it. (Apparently, dying is a more appealing option compared to talking)

In this course we will cover the 6 most common techniques I have used to help me overcome my fear of Public Speaking as well as pro tips on what to do and what "Not to do!"

Topics to be cover in this video class will be:

1. The Origin of our Fear / Stage Fright

2. The 6 Techniques:

  • Outline your Speech
  • Practice Your Speech
  • Prepare/Research for your Presentation
  • Visualize a Successful Outcome
  • "Tell a story/Talk to your Friends"
  •  Join a Speakers Group

3. How to apply these lessons in the real world.

4. Gimmicks and tips that "Do Not Work"

I will look to update this class periodically and upload future classes to cover all aspects of Public Speaking right here on Skill Share!!

Please note: All General Public Speaking Courses will be Marked with "Public Speaking 10X: (i.e. 101, 102, 103, etc)

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Armando Cuervo

Public Speaker and Gentleman!


Hello, I'm Armando Cuervo, 

The friendly neighborhood Toastmaster, Gentleman Gamer, Kung Fu Martial Artist, Dungeon Master and Enthusiast of Wrestling, Anime, Asian Dramas and other geeky stuff!

I started my courses here  to teach pass on my knowledge of Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship and self improvement. 

For ease of navigation and course structure, I have included a "Course Archive" Section. Hopefully, this will help you in following my lessons and getting the full learning experience without the added effort of finding all my material. In addition, I will be making updates to all my courses, since I have improved my recording and audio techniques since I have started and look to improve on the previous material presented!See full profile

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1. Course Introduction: Hello, everyone. My name is Armando Cuervo, and this is my course on how to overcome stage fright, a k a. The fear of public speaking. And I'd like to take this time today to say that you're taking an important first step in your personal development. I know there's a lot of courses on this platform of skill share dot com and many other sources elsewhere that you can learn on how to overcome your fear of public speaking. But it is an honor for you to use my course in order to do just that. And if there's any way that I could never improve this course because these courses air for you, they're not just for me to talk in an echo chamber in front of a camera and order to make myself feel good. Thes courses air here to help your personal development while improving my skills of being a decent instructor. I don't want to just be the run of the mill guy who puts views up there. You know, the cash in big. I'm looking to improve myself while hoping you improve, because that's where the value is. Once again, there's a lot of people here that you could be watching, but you chose to watch me, and that's an immense honor. So let's get onto the course. My name is Amanda Corbeau. I was born in Southeast Florida in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, and I started in my public speaking journey approximately eight or nine years ago when I joined a club called Toastmasters, which was a public speaking club. And they had chapters everywhere in Florida and actually all over the world. It's Toastmasters International, and I found that when I started my journey in public speaking that this was the club that taught me the most because I've always wanted to be a motivational speaker, tell stories and communicate my ideas because I felt that I had a lot of ideas. But I was lacking much like everyone else in my generation, the appropriate communication skills to spread my ideas. And unfortunately, in this day and age where we have social media where we're more connected than ever before , we don't seem to be very good at communicating our ideas or going into fistfights. I'm sure you've seen this any time you ever brought up politics, economics or just pictures of your kids and put them on Facebook, Twitter, instagram and all those other platforms where they said, Hey, you ugly And then it goes really, really bad from there. So I started realizing, Hey, our communication skills are not that good and it even gets more amplified when we start speaking in front of others. I'm sure you've always had the sweaty palms and felt view, the kind of nervous when you have to go in front of your peers and have everyone's judging eyes. Look at you. Will you tell him an idea? And I know that that fear is very, very riel. But unfortunately, it's not just a fear of public speaking. I believe it's the fear of speaking. In general. Most of us are just afraid of absolutely everything. So I am here today to cover the following and or to help you be better at public speaking and get rid of that stage fright. So we're gonna first talk about why are we afraid of public speaking? We're not going to talk about techniques that I personally use and that I had researched and used time to time in order to overcome my fear of public speaking. And then we're gonna talk about how to apply this in your everyday life. Boy goes outside of this virtual classroom and into your everyday life to make it happen. And some of these are gonna be used more often than others. It really depends on the situation. But once again, it is a real honor that you're choosing my course to learn how to overcome your fear of public speaking. If there's any tips that you had that you like to leave in the comment section or to upload be of the assignments, I'm more than happy to take on that feedback. And of course, this course is for you. Once again, thank you for joining me which get started, and I'll see you very soon. 2. The Origin of Stage Fright: If you're at this portion of the course, this means that you're not part of the skill shared community where you're able to see my glorious face tell you tips and techniques on how to get over your fear of public speaking Congratulations and good for you. So before we go into how to get over your fear of public speaking, slash a k stage fright. But talk about were the sources of these fears come from. So the idea of fear is, ah, human phenomenon, actually, just about everything and everybody is afraid of something. You, as a human being, are afraid of absolutely everything, meaning you're afraid of cockroaches, spiders and bugs where they're creepy and crawly and they're nasty. And if they go on you, you scream bloody murder. But on a serious note, it's not just because they're creepy crawly things. They're nasty. It's because, and these creepy crawly things are not observing a fundamental principle of what makes you not afraid, which is called control now. Yeah, the idea of control is not, let's say, control freak level of control where you're able to see somebody over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or whatever it is and you can stock home and see where they go. Or, for instance, your what's a ah, puppeteer manipulating a marionette? Or you're one of those guys who is like a techie genius who looks at four or five different screens everywhere, and you're seeing everybody walk across the street at a at a walking light or anything like that are stoplight. I'm not talking about those levels of control. I'm just talking about the ability to manipulate your surroundings. For instance, I can pick up this cup of coffee and drink this cup of coffee. It's kind of cold because I probably have done this take at least five times, which I can control these videos. I can edit the portions that I do not like, because I am controlling the perception that I'm trying to give. I can pick up this book manipulated. Put it down. I can touch this mouse. I can do whatever I want in this realm because I am in full control. I can manipulate my hair, make myself look better. If my hair is often a take, I will take it back. See, that is what we like to call a level control that makes you comfortable because you're basically in. I don't know what's called a zone, a comfort where you feel the most at ease and you have no anxiety. What do we call this way? It's called Comfort Zone. That hell, you say. Well, who knew that there was such a word that can fully explain what it is that makes us feel the most comfortable? The hell, I say. But it's a cliche statement. I mean, everyone says you need to get out of your comfort zone in order to grow and develop. And I've always hated the idea of the word comfort zone because everyone seems to say it. But a lot of people do not understand, may not understand he where they may. I just feel that maybe it's never been communicated as well, but that's why we're here is to become better communicators. So the idea of a comfort zone is a zone where you are the most in control of your surroundings, which means that you feel the least anxious, and anxiety is what leads to eventual fear. So let's use a few examples, so the idea or triggers of anxiety are the following new and unknown situations, the risk of failure, the fear of looking foolish or being embarrassed or specifically in the round of public speaking. It's boring the audience or giving the impression that you don't want to be there or that the people do not want you. That and these anxiety traders lead to the eventual fear that make you feel like a cat and a new house who then hides under a couch or their bed for about two or three days, and then eventually they start coming out and being normal cats again. That's why whenever you take your cat to a new home, they don't act like themselves. But fortunately, these little furry creatures are going to teach us how to be less afraid of public speaking , which I'm sure you didn't know I was going to use in the Now do you have a cat? I do actually have a kitty. He's over there. But that's besides the point. He was actually in the camera shot. I had to retake it. But you see, that's what I feel good about is that I can control what I tell you and what I put here, and this is why I feel OK when when I'm doing these videos, But I think I think the point is understood. So a few examples when you're in your room, on your phone, doing face time with friends or your parents or your mother, brother, sister, father, cousin's former roommate, whatever the case is, you feel okay. You feel at ease because you've seen these people. Before you control the conversation, you feel OK. No problems there. So what about when you want to go to the store? You need 10. To get out of the confines of your house in your room and then go into your car, you have to make sure your car has gas. You need to make sure that your car's tire pressure is word should be. You've got to make sure that you have enough money to buy the food. You need to make sure that you're not losing money, buying certain foods when you can get less expensively someplace else. See, your anxieties are starting the build up because you're going to some minor annoyances. But because you are somewhat familiar with the idea of going to a store going into your car and buying stuff It's not so bad. It's not unbearable. You can be fine. So then let's take it one step further. You go to school, you go to your desk or you go to work. You go to your desk and everything is where you left it. The pencils air there. The keyboard is there. You're you're gonna do emails like you always do emails. Every single day you're gonna talk on the phone like you do every single day. There's a few curve balls that are thrown at you because you don't know what some certain clients may say, or you don't know what assignments you maybe see that day. But it's still controllable because you're still familiar with the fact that you've been at a desk and that you see this area every day. But there's still some aspects of unknown or unknown aspects that are going to trader anxieties to eventually come to fear. So what's now throw the worst case scenario. You go to work, you go to school on, and then you're told, Hey, Armando, we need to improve things around here and the workflow and the blackjack. A gnomic systems are making this up. Doesn't seem to be all that efficient. So we need to come up with a sales presentation or a presentation for your colleagues in our manager, meaning in order to improve dates. And you're thinking workflow what you mean work for? I don't know what that means. So then you have to go on to Google and find out what workflow means. And not only do you have to learn what workflow is and figure out what's wrong with the blackjack a nomics system you now need to come up with solutions, toe fix what you don't really know. And now you're at levels of anxiety that are freaking you out, much like the cat example I gave you earlier today because you'll know what to do. So then you start clamming up and then you feel bad. So that's a perfect example of Hey, you go from being at the most control to being completely out of control. And I'm sure we can use examples such as when a guy has to ask a girl out on a date which doesn't know the girl. He feels anxious. He feels this is actually a very common idea of Hey, you don't know you don't want to feel embarrassed in front of ladies or ladies don't want to feel, uh, don't want to feel uncomfortable around guys and then and vice versa. So are whatever you're into really is. A lot of these ideas of public speaking can translate into the normal world during normal conversation and normal interactions. So that's why we're gonna talk about techniques on how to specifically get over your fear of public speaking, some of which can be added to everyday life. But again didn't want to talk about the fear in terms of where it came from, why you feel it. It's a perfectly normal human phenomenon to be afraid of stuff. Don't feel that you're weak because you're afraid it's about how you react to the fear or how you conquer that fear as best you can. That really matters, and that's where we're talk about with the techniques coming up 3. Technique 1: Outline your Speech: what's going to the techniques on how to overcome your fear of public speaking a k stage fright. But talking about technique number one, which is outline your speech now outline the speech. The idea is, is to give you a sense of familiarity, meaning something feels familiar and give you structure to whatever it is you're gonna be talking about. Now. I did provide an outline in the course material section where it has the basic outline of every speech. I did do a full course here on this platform in order to write and outline your first speech, which I'm also gonna link below. It's usually recommended that you probably take that course first. So then you can get the basic idea of elements of every speech, as well as outlining in first speech in order to give it effectively. But if you're just in need of a crash course in the course out in the course outlined that provided in the material section, it should be self explanatory of each individual section. Of course, if you do want a more thorough explanation or was to take the course, I have more than welcome you to it. So uh, compute so back to outlining your speech. A few tips. Number one. You should probably use bullet points as opposed to a natural manuscript, because nothing is more boring than when someone picks up. Ah, speech. And then they start reading like this, and they're just speaking Rina word for word. And, yes, we work. The word means you don't have to remember as much. But what happens when you read it? Word for word is that Hey, you're gonna sound boring. You're gonna sound robotic. There's no dynamic feel to it, which then you're probably gonna bored the audience. And really, that's just the laziest way to go about it. But what I would know, what we do is, let's say, pick a topic. Any topic how to have an exercise plan, what you would do is write down each bullet point of each idea to go go off from, for instance, G. If I wanted to start my first exercise plan, I would first, for instance, determine what are my goals. Number two the term determine what days I can actually work out. Number three is determined how to make it easier to work out each of those stays and number four come up with a meal plan to make it happen. I mean, those air, four steps, four bullet points and how to have a a health or exercise plan in order to accomplish your goals are rather your health goals. I mean, that's a rough outline. I kind of just do it out there. But you see, using a bullet point system where you just know what you're gonna talk about. Just try to memorize or go from your own knowledge of each of those bullet points in order to give a more dynamic speech. Otherwise, once again, you read word for word. That's not really given the idea that you know your stuff. And if you don't know your stuff, you're not really confident. And the reason you're not confident is because you got the anxiety of knowing you don't know. And again, the idea is have structure having outline and makes it easier to feel confident, because when you know your stuff, it's easier to speak and you will feel more in control of your subject matter, which again, control is the most important part 4. Technique 2: Practice Your Speech: technique. Number two is practice your speech and by practice, your speech. I mean, practice it out loud. The idea when you practice out loud or when you use physical movements is that this is the equivalent of doing physical muscle memory. If you feel that you are acting it out or you're making the movements for every Q. What happens is and makes it easier to remember. It gives you that familiarity that you're looking for toe have more confidence in giving this speech. Nothing you could do is that when you're on the treadmill driving to work, just speak out a few lines of your speech and get in your head how you sound when you are giving it, or when you're delivering the different points you could do a run through with your family members. What's a fortune willing to listen to you? Get your cat or dog just having in front of you while you speak to them? Or just speak in front of a mirror? Sometimes that's just the easiest thing to do and see how you look when you are making the different gestures or when you're speaking certain works. The whole purpose of This is to do run throughs to develop the physical phenomenon of muscle memory or whatever term you want to use. But basically, if you I feel that you're acting it out, it makes it easier to do it much like how, for instance, a dancer need to go to a dance routine and their dance routine or their practice of that routine. When they're listening to certain music, certain songs, they do a certain dance specific to those songs, so they stay in sync. And now that's a convoluted way of saying, Hey, you should just practice. Not only should you practice mentally, you should practice out loud and with physical movements. 5. Technique 3: Prepare & Research for your Presentation: technique. Number three is to prep em research for the speech. Now, in my opinion, this is the most underrated of all the techniques I'm gonna be presenting today, though it's probably the one that gives you the most amount of confidence in the most amount of preparation for whatever engagement you're looking to. Dio uh, what I mean by this. Is that what's think about it? If you're gonna go and give a speech, you should be fully rested. You should not be hungry. You should not have any of your physical needs unmet because it's really hard to would say , Give a speech. If your mind is not all there much like Holly Boxer, if they get punched in the nose and they can't breathe, they can fight. So if you didn't sleep, you're not gonna be a very happy person. It's just the truth of the matter. So the way that you prepare for a speech is to, of course, eat. Get a full night of rest and, of course, eat before the engagement or make sure that you're well nourished and that you don't have any of your physical needs unmet. Another important prep item or research Adam that you should do prior to getting to your engagement is to maybe visit the then you prior to giving your speech or presentation. One example of this is when I gave a presentation at Florida Atlantic University for the Toastmasters Club, where I wanted to check out the venue and see what my area waas for. Giving the speech and another important item that you should be looking into when you're prepping and researching for your presentation is to understand who your audience is meaning. Take a look at their website. If it's an organization or get a feel for when you go to the venue, maybe the check it out first to check out what the corporate culture or the overall culture is. Remember you're giving a presentation in order to appeal to a certain audience and for their benefit. Yes, you do get a benefit from giving a presentation, which could be financial, which can be double mantle. It could be any number of benefits, but but the main important idea for any presentation is making sure that your audience gets the benefit that you're intending. So when you're looking to get the compensate, you need for preparing for a speech. You should check out the venue. Make sure you're well nourished while slept. No issues there. And, of course, check out who your audience is because the more prepared you are With that knowledge, the more confident you will be in the more control you will have. 6. Technique 4: Visualize a Successful & Positive Outcome: technique. Number four is to visualize a successful or positive outcome and we as human beings 10 to geared towards pessimism. Because it's just how we're wired. It's I'm sure you notice that when you go to a bookstore or library, there's no book on how to be negative because we all know how to do that. Everyone is trying to sell you or promote to you a book and how to be positive, because that's where the money is and what's taken under serious consideration. Guys and gals, Do you think you're going to go on stage in Louis? Die of embarrassment? You think everyone's gonna laugh at you and say, Whole whole host of mean things? Truth is, that's probably never gonna happen. You're probably thinking I'm gonna be boring. No, you won't. I'm gonna do anything. I'm stupid. Maybe, but who cares? I'm gonna have a wardrobe malfunction. Which A. You know what? That might actually make the presentation a lot more interesting. You should totally plan that out. But on a serious note, guys, it's ah lot of these ideas. They're running through your head. All these visualizations never gonna happen. It just doesn't. And with enough preparation. The likelihood of those horrible outcomes will never come to fruition. So instead of having all these visualizations where you think you're gonna die, maybe you should have the visualization of. Instead you're introduced by the master of ceremonies or the presenter, and they introduce you. And then you open up with an amazing job banking everybody for being there and everyone's laughing, laughing Because you know what? They're just happy the have you? So what you do is say a couple one liners give a pretty good speech. People are on the edge of their seats, one and what's gonna happen next. And they're laughing. They're smiling. They're giving you a thumbs up throughout throughout the speech. They're just giving you some applause because, hey, why not? They're happy to have you. And then at the end of the speech, you start being a little serious and you start looking in the distance. And then you say whatever it is you want to say, meaning you say something such as, and this is why we will all make it and make millions of dollars. And your people say, Hey, man, applauding you because why? Because you kick ass. And you said what everybody wanted to hear because you made them feel great. That's what you should be visualizing. You should be visualized and given the speech of your life of just how amazing you are and how amazing everything else is. That is what you really should be doing. Because when you visualize something enough, eventually it becomes the truth of your reality. Yes, I know that seems a little crazy. Oh, no, we don't want to delude ourselves, but I mean, seriously, guys, what you want to do is give a great speech and get over these jitters. Oh, being afraid of public speaking, that's just not going to help you. So visualize instead a positive outcome, because it will make you feel more confident. And by being more confident, what does that equal more control. And that's all you really need is more control of this situation. 7. Technique 5: Tell a Story AKA Tell Your Friends: technique. Number five is to tell story or talk to your friends. And the idea behind this technique is not the fact that you're just talking to your friends and just telling them stories all day. It's the idea of a mindset of how you will treat your speech. Unfortunately, most people, when they think of having to give a presentation or give a speech, they think of it as a an obligation that they need to do in order to give information from a technical manuscript, which means it's kind of boring and very discouraging. Most people don't like to do work most, but most people love to talk about themselves and talk to their friends and tell stories about what happened. So when you go to your next presentation, a good idea is to make your speech in the form of telling a story, because when you're telling a story, it's easier to get engaged because all you're doing is just talking, to know normal people who you've always known, and you're telling them stuff that they want to hear because there's nothing better than a friendly face. Who wants to hear about how your day went or what you want to tell them because you want to help them out. Most people again when they first go to their first presentation to give a speech, it's probably the equivalence of what they think of the shark tank, like the show shark tank on ABC. They think that they're going to be surrounded by a lot of people who are going to ask him questions and then tear them apart because they don't have all their numbers right. But in real life, most people may not care about all the small little details I like to do in the shark tank , but most people just want to be entertained. And if you believe that they're nothing more than just a lot of friends and friendly faces who want to hear about your day, it makes it a lot easier to be confident that you can make this presentation not the most perfect of presentations. But people are there to make you feel good in a pro temp in order to make this a little easier, because again, you're not always gonna have friends and family in the audience. What you should do is probably going a little early to again scope out the landscape, figure out what's going on and make some instant friends introduce yourself. Ask how everybody's doing. Havel. There's introduced themselves to you, and then that makes it very easy to then make instant friends, which then means you are legitimately giving a speech or telling a story to a group of friends who you just made. And you know what that means. More confidence, and with more confidence comes more control, which means you still got this. 8. Technique 6: Join a Speakers Group: and technique Number six is to join a speaker's groups such as Toastmasters. Toastmasters is one of those groups that I can say has helped me a lot in my professional development and my personal development as well. It's taught me how to be a leader. It's taught me how to speak publicly with less imperfections, and overall it's just a fun group to be a part of. The idea behind these groups is that Ah, lot of people are there for the same reasons which is to improve themselves and Muslim are paying to be there because one important aspect I found is that when you pay, you pay attention and most people who get something for what's a free or pseudo free or they just don't have skin in the game is that they're not going to give as much effort. Now I know many of you will say, Well, Armando, some of these air really expensive and I can't quite do that well, most of them are actually very affordable. Speaker speakers groups like Toastmasters International is approximately $100 or less per year, which makes it very affordable, depending on which club you go to and there are many website platforms such as skill share dot com, which were here right now, which make it easy to learn the techniques and tips that you need in order to be a better public speaker. But there's there's something to be said about the physical contact in the physical presence of being around others who want to do what you do or are there for the same exact reasons, because you're all in it together. You're all learning. Some of you are good, some of your not so good. Some of you want to improve and some of you just want to have a good time, which why not? You gotta have a good time along the way. But the important part, once again, is that groups like Toastmasters are affordable, they're accessible, and a lot of people are there for the same exact reasons. And when you know that you're all in it together or that there are other people just like you, it makes you feel more comfortable. And with more comfort comes again more control, which means you still got this and that you're gonna give it much bear speech. Overall, 9. Real World Applications: very good. I hope we gave you a lot of useful information and how to overcome your fear of public speaking. But of course, one would ask Armando, A lot of these techniques seem very exclusive to just giving a speech on a stage or in a board room and has no real world application. You're just full of it. And they say, No, no, no, no, let's talk about this So there's gonna be a lot of real life situations where some of these techniques make the most sense are just a practical solution for what it is you're looking to do. I mean, what's let's talk about everyday situations where you know it's gone toe happen. So you, your boyfriend or girlfriend it's just not working out right. And you gotta have the talk where you had to basically say that you believe it's over now. The best way to address this, I mean besides just confronting it, is that you should probably use the following techniques which are practice, how you're going to break the news to them. And I mean, that's easy. Go in front of a mirror, go in front of your cat and visualize that that is your boyfriend girlfriend and that you're going to break it off because you need to do it. And, of course, it's always good to visualize a successful outcome of when you break it off. Hopefully, you're both not feeling as crappy. But the fact is, this is just something you have to confront and using the techniques of visualization and practicing our practical because, unfortunately, just ghosting each other or avoiding each other is not really the most healthy of ways to address a break up. But that is a real world situation. Another real world situation is when you have to go to your boss to ask for a raise or a certain benefit. And unfortunately, in this world, just asking for it is not enough. And why should it be on Lee? Because you want? I mean, everybody wants more money and everybody wants more stuff, so to just tell it to your boss. Hey, I want more money and more stuff because I'm awesome. That's not going to cut it. What you should do is use the technique of research and prep for the presentation, meaning you should have your numbers straight. You should probably toe your boss or the or the manager. Whoever it is you need to talk to about this request, you should have how much you produce, how much, uh, how much you do in reference to others. For instance, this is your level productivity. These are your level of skills. These are your ideas for how to make the company more money, because when you produce more value, you typically get paid more because value a k A. The ability to make more money or improve the business in many in many aspects is how one can get additional levels of compensation or, of course, presenting why these benefits will lead to a more happy and productive employees. It's just what you need to do in order to get what you want, which is clearly communicate what you bring to the table and what you what will happen in or two accommodate or rather to warrant this increase rather its benefits or pay. And then there's also another example is you need to teach a six year old how to do math, and yes, you can. What you can do is tell a story you can tell him. Okay, little Johnny. When I get five cakes, I'm gonna bake these five cakes, and I'm gonna help you bake five more cakes. How Maney case do we have total? We have 10 cakes. Commando. And yes, that's true, little Johnny. You now have 10 cakes. Not the best example. I know. It's just actually kind of stupid. I feel like some cake right now, but the idea is you can use a lot of these techniques and with enough creativity and what say drive, you can come up with any way to use any of these techniques in order to communicate effectively every single day. 10. Gimmicks and Tips that DO NOT WORK!: Oh, uh, hey, how you doing? I get you entered into the bonus section off this course where, you know, I mean some TIAA key, which is like a Japanese fish ice cream red being pasting. It's actually really, really good. And now I'm incentivized to make sure I do this. Take correct. I was going to melt. So what's talk about gimmicky and crazy ideas that a lot of people claim work, But I'm going to tell you, just avoid these at all costs or it doesn't make any sense. So first off, the idea that's most used is that you should pretend that everybody is naked in the audience and me as much as you know, imagine that everybody is naked in the audience. You think that would get the edge off. I mean, last time I checked, nobody likes being naked in an audience. It just doesn't work. It's that kind of unsanitary. But that doesn't actually give you enough of a benefit, because the idea or fear that comes from you is not the idea unnecessarily. That you're the only one who's gonna be embarrassed is the fact that you're not you're not familiar with Maybe your with your material or what you're looking to do, so you need to get the practice. So imagine that everybody is naked in the audience. That doesn't work. Another tip that people tend to use a lot, which is not exactly the most effective, is to mimic your heroes. I mean, the people I usually listen to. Our Dan Law, Aaron Marino and Tony Zenteno, Jose's Omega, Thomas Frank and then all those guys were really, really cool as far as men that started about. All those guys are really, really cool when it comes to giving speeches. But the fact is, I'm not those guys. I'm Armando Corvo. I should be just focusing on what I'm best at, which is making some references to maybe Japanese culture, video games, Dungeons and Dragons and all that while eating ice cream on screen and put and playing with my cat tuxedo cat. I mean, I have my own stick. I should just focus on me and not try to be the next out for em. And Togusa Tanno, Jose Cienega, Thomas Frank. I shouldn't be those guys. I should be me because the brand that's going to eventually become the best is Armando Cuervo, not those guys. Because if you wanted just more of those guys, you would just go to them. You wouldn't come to me. Another idea is to take some would say, mind altering substances or drinking alcohol before speech. I think that's pretty understood that Hey, uh, don't do that, because if you're not in control of yourself, you're not. I mean, you may not show that you're afraid you'll have lots of liquid courage, but the speech is going to probably turn out really, really backed. So just don't do that. It's probably not a good idea again. You won't feel nervous, but it won't come out well, unless you're that good. And, of course, the the final, gimmicky or outlandish idea in order to improve one speech or to get rid of stage fright is purchasing expensive courses. Now, granted, some of them are well worth the money I know, but again to show out, let's say, over $1000 on how to be a better public speaker. It started about their public speaker. You may want to just start with the basics of the the low cost sites such as this platform or maybe even blog's and maybe the U YouTube, because a lot of them will be able to give you the basics and nor to know what it is you may need to improve on. And then you can go towards the more expensive routes in order to enhance those sections or those portions of your public speaking Kraft. Let's say the fact is, don't spend the extra even know by pain. You do pay more attention. You might be putting a lot of money into something that you may not need so much help with because you want to focus on the aspects or pay for the parts or aspects of your public speaking that you need the most help with. That's just a much better proposition. Now down, Down with that, Let me finish this, uh, this year, teriyaki 11. Conclusion and Course Wrap Up: very good folks. You have reached a conclusion of my course on how to overcome your fear of public speaking size getting over stage fright. And I did give six techniques today that I have used the most route. My what's a life in terms of developing my public speaking for both personal and professional gains, And there's gonna be many more techniques that will eventually come about which will be part of my dogma. But hopefully this the six techniques of outlining your speech, practicing your speech, prepping your speech, visualizing it as well as adopting the mindset of talking to your friends and telling a story, as well as joining groups that are specifically there for your development. All those air techniques that I have used and I found that have been the most useful for me . Of course, if any other techniques that you may have that I can incorporate in a future, of course that I could make it part of my dogma that are useful, I'm more than welcome that in the common section, of course, you can always contact me directly. But I like to end this course by indicating that I do have an assignment for you. I did include in the material section a basic outline on how to outline your speech, which is part of another course that you can use to make your next speech. Whatever it ISS for your next engagement. And here are a few ideas of what you can do to make what, say an assignment out of this course and or to really what say flex your creativity give you a challenge. So one challenge I normally give is to taken instruction instructions manual, Let's say, a Nike Instructions manual and give a speech or make a story out of an instruction manual for Kia. That's kind of fun to me where I got a books, one that was for a dresser drawer and I took that, and I made a speech out of that and just a way for me. The have fun. Another thing that you can do as part of an assignment is to take your least favorite task , either at work or at home. If let's say you do chores and get make a speech by doing prepping and research on why you should not do that task and what are the benefits for you to no longer have that task assigned to you. Justin Idea. I know that you can do is, of course, check out my my other course on how to outline and write your for a speech. And use that to write your first speech and potentially film yourself and check out how you do these air Ault assignments that you can do. But I think one of them requires creativity. Well, another one requires busy work. If you feel that you're already creative, of course, do the busy work in getting that structure down with the outlines that provided in my own, of course, and make this part of your assignment. Of course, if you want to strut your stuff, show how you could get in I Kia Instructions manual and make a speech out of it. Good for you. Go and do it. Why? Because remember, public speaking is not just the art of communicating to the masses is also the ability to communicate your ideas and yourself. And when you can clearly communicate what you want in life, you can get a lot more stuff done and get a lot more of what you want in life. Thank you once again for taking this course. It's a real honor that you chose to spend your time with me as opposed to checking out in that place or who blew. Plus again. Thank you so much, guys, have an excellent day. See you next time when we do the next course on harnessing the art and power off public speaking.