How To Use Self Hypnosis To Become A Confident Speaker

How You Use Self Hypnosis To Become A Confident Speaker

 

Public speaking is the number one fear.

More people are frightened of public speaking then any other stimuli. Even death I hear you ask? In a recent survey, the fear of public speaking was rated more frightening then heights, spiders and even death!

Do you get stage freight? Do you fear being the focus of attention? Do you tremble when presenting, speaking in front of crowds or whenever you stand on a stage?

This article will teach you how to use self hypnosis to increase you confidence when speaking in front of small and large crowds.

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How You Use Self Hypnosis To Become A Confident Speaker

 

STEP ONE

 

First you need a device to record your voice. One you have a hypnotic recording you can play this to yourself on a daily basis increasing, each day, your levels of confidence.

 

Step one requires you to create an internal state of relaxation.

 

First tell yourself (remember as a recording, you need to direct yourself) to take several deep breaths. You want to breath in through your nose, hold the breath, and breath out through your mouth.

 

By directing yourself to take deep breaths, you will naturally relax. This is the state you require for confidence growth

 

STEP TWO

 

Increase the level of relaxation.

 

By doubling the feeling of relaxation, you will create a trance like state. Tell yourself to imagine walking down ten steps to a beautiful place in nature, somewhere your fine relaxing.

 

As you direct yourself to walk down each step, tell yourself to double your state of relaxation. By the time you reach the tenth step, you will feel completely relaxed.

 

When at the bottom of the steps. Imagine being somewhere really relaxing; a hillside over looking a lake or a relaxing beach.

 

STEP THREE

 

Take this new feeling of relaxation and imagine walking on stage. Tell yourself to walk on stage feeling confident, to stand with confidence, to talk with confident. State that you feel confident when people watch you, state that will become more confident every time you step onto stage and state that with each breath you will feel more and more confident

 

By creating a state of relaxation, deepening this state into a trance and imagining that you are confident when on stage will increase your confident state when you step on stage in real life.

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How to Engage an Audience of Any Size

How to Engage an Audience of Any Size

Would you enjoy speaking in front of an audience?

The majority of people would rather spend their entire lives keeping quiet than stand in front of a group and express themselves.

For some, telling a story to even a small group of strangers can raise anxiety to unbearable levels.

So how do you speak to an audience, no matter the size, and keep your composure?

The keys to this skill simple and easy to learn.

Of course, there are many skills to learn to become a confident and effective Public Speaker, but the journey starts with being able to stand and speak in front of people.

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Know Your Audience

Imagine talking to a person you don’t know.

You talk about all the things you like; did over the weekend; and want to do in the future, but you have no idea if the person is interested in what you have to say, or if they’re even listening.

Wouldn’t it be worth asking a few questions to open a dialogue between the two of you, so you’re sure that what you’re saying has value to them?

When you engage an audience as a Public Speaker, it can be easy to just talk and talk about the things that interest you and what you want from the audience:

“I’d like to tell you about something I learned”.

“I want to ask for your help”.

“Such a funny thing happened to me today”.

Personal stories are a great way to get your audience to relate to you, but if your audience isn’t interested in what you have to say, you’ll lose their attention and their interest. Lose both of these and you’ll have trouble getting them to take action on what you’ve said, which is the key goal of any public address or presentation: the call to action, more on that later.

So, your first secret ingredient for audience engagement is knowing them and tailoring your speech to them.

How do you get to know an audience and tell them what they want to hear? I’ll give you a hint.

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Focus your Speech on the Audience

 

                                    Focus entirely on the audience

 

Benjamin Disraeli, the former Prime Minister of the U.K. once said:

“Talk to a man about himself, and he will listen for hours”.

That’s’ it. The second secret ingredient of audience engagement: audiences want to hear about themselves. You simply keep your audience’s attention by taking about them: their health, their chances of surviving a holocaust, how your speech can help them to save for their next holiday.

If you speak to your audience about their most favorite subject, themselves, you will win hearts and minds to your cause.

You can also do what Russell Conwell, the American Baptist Minister (1843 – 1925), would do when he spoke before an unfamiliar audience: he would first go and visit the community to which he would deliver his Acres of Diamonds speech, and then tailor it to their reality. If times were hard, he would make mention of their plight. If they had just had a recent election, he would mention their new Mayor’s name and perhaps congratulate them on their success.

But, I hear you screaming: “All audience members aren’t the same!”. I agree entirely, which is why there’s a third and final secret ingredient to engaging an audience of any size.

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Speak to the Individual

Writers, often use a technique to make their prose more powerful, and it involves writing for a single reader.

Rather than trying to achieve a broad appeal, they hone in on the values, and desires of a single person, usually someone they know well, to make their writing more personal.

While you might believe that speaking to a live audience is different to writing a book to one person in solitude, think about it like this: an audience, no matter how large or small is actually just a collection of individuals. You don’t have to make everyone laugh at once, understand at once, or connect to your message at the same time. You can, however, connect with every single person in your audience by speaking to them as individuals.

If you can make eye contact, pause, and deliver a message completely to one particular audience member, you can win their support. If you can make one person laugh with a story you tell that they can relate to, their laughter can infect others.

Start Small and Build

                                                      Hmm dinner. Now, where do I start?

If the thought of addressing an audience of 10, 30, or 100 people frightens you, fear not. We all feel that way when we start out in Public Speaking. We all think that an audience is ‘too big’ until we deal with it, and then it seems like a small audience compared to our next opportunity. The way to push through this is by starting small and building up later. You can easily engage an audience of any size if you do what the U.S. Army General Creighton Abrams once said:

“When eating an elephant take one bite at a time”.

To take your first bite, come and join a Project Charisma Public Speaking Course. You’ll be speaking in front of an audience on your first session with full support from all of our coaches.

Danny Riley, a co-founder of Project Charisma, is a Public Speaking Coach with a proven track record for helping introverts to overcome their anxieties and find their unique voice. He delivers workshops on Stage Presence, Speech Writing, and Speaking Skills.

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How To Model Great Speakers

How To Model Great Speakers

 

What is happening in the head of a confident speaker?

How can we model that charismatic behavior?

Do you look at great speakers with a feeling of awe? Do you desire to have the same confidence as a confident orator? Do you wish you could model their characteristics?

This article will teach you how to model great speakers, allowing you to access this same state on confidence when on stage.

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Modelling Excellence

 

STEP ONE

First think of a confident public speaker. This orator can be dead or alive, fictional or non-fictional.

Think about what it is you like about their style of delivery, their confidence, the way they present themselves.

 

STEP TWO

Imagine this person standing in front of you.

Notice everything that makes this person a confident speaker; their stance, the tone of their voice, the gestures they use, the different tonality that gives emotions to the words they say, their facial expressions, stage movement, speech structure, think of everything that makes this person a great public speaker.

Walk around them , see them from all angles, all perspectives.

STEP THREE

Imagine that you can step inside them, see the world from their point of view. Stand in the way they stand, hear the confident affirmations they give themselves, become aware of everything that makes them confident

 

As you stand, speak and act like this confident orator, you will start to feel just as confident as they feel. This powerful technique is used in acting, NLP and other disciplines that teaches people to increase their level of confidence.

 

This technique can be learnt at the next project charisma public speaking training session

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How You Can Be More Charismatic on Stage

How You Can Be More Charismatic on Stage

 

To be more charismatic on stage you have to be seen by your audience as compelling, charming and confident.

 

Throughout history there have been many charismatic public speakers from Winston Churchill to Martin Luther King. Are these orators born to entertain, motivate and inspire? Or is this a skill they have learnt over time?

What is it that makes a great speaker charismatic?

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3 Ways to Increase Your Stage Presence 

 

1: Create Rhythm

Charismatic speakers will often use rhetorical devices to create a smooth sounding flow to their speech, drawing in the audience with a rhythmic pattern to their language .

Some great examples includes Churchills famous post-Dunkirk speech “We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender..”

To improve your stage charisma embed your speech with a mixture of rhetorical devices.

2: Emotional Tonality

We have all heard to common phrase that 70% of communication is none verbal.

To increase the authority of your stage presence, you need to embed tonality changes throughout your speech.

The worst speeches I have heard, aren’t speech that are poorly written or about subjects that are uninterested in. Rather its a speech that is monotone, speeches that send you to sleep, speeches that you cant wait to end.

By rising your tonality at the begging and/or end of your sentence, as an easy to embed strategy that will keep your audience ears entertained. You can go one step future wrapping the words in the verbal emotion they represent; if your point is humorous, say it in a humorous tone, is your words represent anger say them with anger.

This simple technique not only increases interest, it also  creates a vivid picture in the audiences mind – they will be in the moment with you.

 

3: Connecting with the Each Audience Member

Charismatic speakers, speak to each individual audience member.

To make individuals feel special, simple hold eye contact with them. As you speak you need to scan the room, stopping to look at certain groups within the room. By staring at one person while stating a key point from your speech you will single this person out and make a real connection.

The people sat around this person, will also feel the power of your glare, often feeling like it is them you are staring at.

Eye contact creates a special bond. This bond will create a god-like awe, where the audience will hang of your every word.

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