How Can Making Speeches Help with Positive Self-Image?
A positive self-image can also be had by producing a good speech
in front of an audience. Overcome your fear, and get out there –
so long as you are well prepared, and practice your speech several
times prior to giving it, you’ll do alright. And also, get used to
laughing at yourself. This way, if you experience a foible or bobble
during your actual speech, you’ll do fine – because you’ll be used to
laughing at yourself (think self-deprecating humor) it won’t be a
shock or surprise !
If you want to try this method of self-development (giving a speech),
you’ll want to give a speech that’s BRIEF for your first speech. If you
are not that comfortable with humor, then be sure to make your speech :
First of all, let’s speak to the issue of complexity – in a word, you don’t want this.
You don’t want to bore the audience, or cause them to have to think TOO hard.
Instead, structure your speech or talk around 1 or 2 points that an audience can
Why Keep it Lively?
You want to choose a theme for your speech that can be illustrated with little
stories (think anecdotes), or humor, if you’re comfortable with telling funny jokes
and stories to an audience. Try to think of a funny story about yourself that can
fit in with the theme of the speech – entertain your audience. Consider the ONE
message you want to convey to your group of listeners, when you are scripting
your speech. (This will help you to keep it tight)
Use Optimism, & Project a Positive Self-Image
Now is not the time to unburden yourself – you want to keep it light. ANd you
want to give a “tight speech” – so when you’re editing your script for the speech,
eliminate any excess wording. Use appropriate words for the audience too – do
NOT use words that’ll FLY right over their heads.
Tip: Think of your audience as 1 person – when you only have one person to worry
about, you’ll feel more of a connection. Do all you can to keep it tight, and light.
I promise you that when you employ the above methods, you can develop a more
positive self-image, indeed !
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