13December 2022

Nerves and Energy When Speaking in Public

Transcript for the Video 'Nerves and Energy When Speaking in Public'

So, Rodel smiles, which is always good news.

Now, the great news for all of us is that often when we're nervous, we do something which looks like a smile. And so an audience cannot tell the difference between someone who's really excited and someone who's really scared. It looks exactly the same.

So if you're slightly nervous, that's actually good. Because that usually gives you that extra little bit of energy to actually communicate. And so what we pick up is there's a person who's alive.

The bigger the distance between you and the people you're speaking to, the more things need to be done.

You see, if I was being filmed, and you saw this part of me, just my upper body on a monitor, you should be able to tell by the pace and the emphasis, I'm clearly speaking to a fairly large room.

If I go up to Nathan, and I speak to him like this, I come across as a bit peculiar.

It's way over the top for a one-to-one, but what more typically happens is, I'm talking to Nathan. Did you see that on TV last night, it was very interesting wasn't it? I'm just going to do a training, I'll be back in ten minutes. Hi, everybody. It's lovely to see you all here today. Today, I'd like to talk to you about a really, really important subject.

So we take a normal everyday voice and we use it in front of the audience. it's not enough.

So the bigger the physical gap, literally, between you and the people you're talking to the more things need to be emphasised.

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Michael's superb training style is underpinned by an incredible depth of knowledge and experience. Like all true experts, he delivers what he knows with ease and simplicity, exampling the skills he is teaching as he does so.

Very informative and great anecdotes which illustrated points and provided visual markers.

The most interesting training that I have ever taken part in! Experience + Wisdom + Perfect teaching approach.

The training was spot on. He really listened to us and customised his responses throughout.

Loved the creation of visual examples through the use of body and how relating the experience really helps demonstrate the message.

Very approachable and motivational. So much information, brilliantly delivered.

Loads of great analogies and stories - very friendly and helpful.

Very approachable and knowledgeable and good use of examples to simplify the material.

In just one day Michael was able to teach a class of children how to craft their own personal stories and experiences into powerful and engaging speeches that resonate with an adult audience as well as with a younger audience. It is a marvellous way to help them increase self-confidence and in the process - almost without them even realising it - become natural speakers and excellent communicators.

Michael has a style of speaking which draws the audience into his world, captivates them and leaves them with lasting memories of some of the descriptive phrases he has used and the information he has included. He also has the ability to pass the skills he uses in his own speaking on to those he trains.

Very good rapport, attention to detail, individual support, positive atmosphere and encouragement - a great place for learning.

• Very great example; how to express yourself, how to be engaging and how to match body language with what is said.