Matt Abrahams breaks it down. Keeping a speach doesn’t have to be a “near-death” experience. Listen, learn and enjoy . See below some points that I took out from his talk.
- Control the anxiety, it’s ok to be nervous
- Use inclusive language. You are not presenting, you are in a conversation.
- Be present: walk around the building before, or sing a song. Get present and ready
- Dare to be dull
- Challenging question -> Listen – it’s an opportunity (yes, and…) – acknowledge the emotion
And these are for me to remember, because I am terrified to keep a speech for an audience. No matter what. Normally, 1 person in the audience is the best for me. Ok, I can take a few more, but not more than 3.