I am incredibly excited to share this post with you!! It took a couple of weeks to pull all the material together and now you get a chance to pick through public speaking tips from some of world’s most sought after experts and speakers like Carmine Gallo, Garr Reynolds and Nick Morgan amongst more then 20 other contributors from a SpeakerMatch group.
When reaching out to these professionals, I asked two questions:
1. If you were to start as a speaker all over again, what one thing would you do differently?2. What one tip would you have for someone just starting on their journey as a professional speaker?
The goal was to give you real world, actionable advice you could take and implement in your speaking practice immediately. Below is a selection of those answers:
1. Have something to say worth sharing and be very clear what your differentiator is.
Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen
2. My one tip for someone just starting on their journey as a professional speaker: Practice your craft! Take every opportunity to speak – and it will be mostly for free at the beginning. Get your 10,000 hours in!
Nick Morgan, author of Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma
3. Fall in love with the real you. Identify your quirks and insecurities, then embrace those unique and special qualities that make you different from every other person and every other speaker. Never be ashamed of who you are or where you are in your life. When you love yourself and are comfortable in your own skin, the audience will feel it, appreciate it and want to connect with you.
Lisa Braithwaite, Public speaking coach and trainer