Practise speaking to a group, then practise some more.
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your lecture material.
Clarify your target group. Who is the audience? What is important to them? What are their values? What is their culture?
What knowledge, information, skill, understanding do you want to communicate?
What is the target group moving away from? What are they moving towards? What are their needs? What are their wants? What do they need to learn to get them from their present state to their desired outcome? What is the solution that you can offer them?
a structured session outline keeping it as simple as possible.
When you begin the presentation tell the participants what they are going to learn and how you are going to conduct the presentation.
focussed on the topic.
your presentation leaving adequate time for answering questions.
audio visual aids: posters, PowerPoint slides, whiteboard, etc.
hand outs, notes, references, resources, etc.
Understand that you
are in control. The audience has no idea of what you planned to say so they have
no idea of whether you did it right or not, so relax.
the presentation out loud in a theatrical manner with big gestures. Make it fun and
playful. When you give the presentation it will naturally get toned down.
at every opportunity then practise some more.
Develop a passionate attitude towards the lecture content. You must love your
a positive attitude towards the participants. What is your purpose for talking
to the group? You must want to help them in some way or another.
you must compare yourself with other presenters then use the comparison with the other presenter to
reinforce your own good points.
overcome self consciousness you need to stay in your body. Don't imagine that
others are looking at you. You need to stay in NLP perceptual
position number one. That is, looking out of your eyes, not thinking of the audience looking at you. You need a meta program of 'other', not 'self'.
Remember the audience is only too ready to esteem you. Inherent in the position
of being a presenter is the adoration of the audience, that is as long as you are respectful
and loving towards the participants.
how to meditate.
how to enter deep meditation cannot be understated. What sports people refer to as 'the zone' is in fact a meditative state of mind, a flow state. Meditation skills that could ordinarily
take years of trial and error with traditional methods, you can learn with Abby Eagle in a matter of hours.
do the 'hard yards', practise your meditation every day and create a sense of
peace in your mind before you go in front of an audience. Once you have experienced
the benefits of meditation you will find it to be self motivating.
how to develop feelings of kindness and compassion towards yourself and others.
When you can do this then the fear of public speaking naturally disappears and a new found sense of self emerges.
how to model patterns of excellence.
Use NLP and meditation
tools and techniques to model the excellence of others and transfer it to
of yourself as an actor going on stage. Each time you have to speak in front of
an audience think of it as a practise session but give it 100%.
curious about other presenters. At every opportunity look, listen and feel.
fascinated with those presenters who have the skill to sway an audience, whether
you agree with them or not.
television and films as the most cost effective training tool you can find. Learn
how to model the attributes of those people who inspire you. See yourself standing in the shoes of your role model. Let their speech patterns become your internal dialogue.
how to build rapport
Learn NLP rapport skills. Pace where the audience is at then lead them towards your desired outcome.
Match and mirror physiology, voice tonality and tempo, and words. Calibrate
and read body language.
out slow to get rapport with the kinaesthetic people, pronounce your words carefully
for the auditory people and then build up speed to entrain the visual people.
your voice tone, tempo, volume, inflections, accents and pauses to seduce the audience.
the pace of your presentation. Some sentences should be spoken very quickly, slowing
down to emphasis specific phrases, while marking out individual words for impact.
the participants at every opportunity. Make them feel good about themselves.
suppress a reaction or contribution by a participant but make an acknowledgment and give him/her an opportunity to express him/herself in some small but meaningful
the participants towards your desired outcome with your language but give the illusion of free choice.
talk down to the participants. Meet them on an even level. Treat the presentation, communication as if it
is a review of what the participants already know, even though it may not be.
Don't be known for just giving a good talk but develop a reputation for motivating
people to action.
passionate, if you can't be passionate then find something else to talk about.
NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis language patterns so as to influence your audience with integrity.
Treat every communication as a structured sales process.
Get the attention of your audience. Build rapport. Ask questions. Identify needs and wants.
the most common questions that you are likely to get from your audience and then generate a number of answers for each question.
against the most common objections before they arise.
responding to questions and objections.
try and be a 'know it all' - a teaching teacher - rather just be a learning leader who is able to point to a
source of information. Rather than tell the audience what to think pose questions for consideration. Throw
challenging questions back onto the group.
Learn Ericksonian hypnosis language patterns. Practise conversational hypnosis. Learn
to recognise trance states. Use
hypnosis at every opportunity.
and every one of us is a hypnotist. Those who would deny hypnosis are sometimes
the greatest hypnotists.
how to profile people and recognise different personality types. The Myers Briggs
personality typing is one of the best known. The following two books are a starting point:
Understand Me 11: Temperament character and intelligence by David Keirsey.
Sixteen Types: Edited from Please Understand Me 11 by David Keirsey.
the audience what you intend to talk about, for what purpose, and then explain
how you intend to do that.
with the audience. Have fun, be a little theatrical and demonstrative.
emotions. Help the audience to both 'laugh and cry'.
with your body as well as your voice. Just look at how music video clips have
evolved over the last 30 years.
tall like an Emperor and move with purpose. Don't pace aimlessly. Use gestures with purpose.
eye contact. If possible get on a first name basis with some of the participants.
Involve them. If you build rapport with the people at the back of the audience then you will have rapport with the entire audience.
information from some of the participants and use it to customise your presentation.
analogies and metaphors to develop a deeper understanding of the material being
feedback on your performance.
Benchmark your performance. Write
a feedback form for yourself on a number of salient points and evaluate your performance
in an objective manner after each session.
feedback from others after the presentation.
for written feedback and testimonials from the participants but don't let the positive
feedback pump you up or the negative feedback drop you down.
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