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Sunday, July 7, 2019

How to be motivated and confident before giving a speech

How to be motivated and confident before giving a speech

We often hear that during a speech, it is not so much the text and the words used that most impact the public. I think you've probably seen communication statistics like: 70% nonverbal language and 30 verbal languages. Whatever the actual statistics on the impact of your speech when speaking, there is something that will help you in both parts: motivation . If you can boost your motivation before an oral, you can be sure to appear more charismatic and convincing to the public. You will be able to have a more dynamic body language (hand, arm, body) that will translate your enthusiasm. And on the other a good intonation, a rhythmic speech, and a lexical field unconsciously influence your internal motivation.

That's why you need to learn to be more motivated than in the past when you're coming out in public. And that's the whole point of this comprehensive article on motivation before an important speech. Let me give you 3 actions that you will have to use. The goal is not just to read this article and to have new knowledge, but it is good to apply the methods and to have results!

Self-rescue to boost your inner motivation

Self-rescue is all about the different actions you can take to fool your own brain. And for that, the first thing you can do is to make him believe that you are extremely motivated to make this speech and happy to speak in front of any assembly or audience.

But in order to further condition you, I recommend that you use positive affirmations . It is a real booster of ego and personal satisfaction that you will put in place the day before or a few minutes before your oral. They can take many forms and will be personalized to your situation and your person.

Here is an exhaustive list from which you can draw some elements: 

  • I will succeed my speech as a great speaker!
  • I will respond with ease and confidence to the questions of the audience!
  • I will impress the audience and leave a trace of my speech in their memories!
  • I trust my preparation, I have prepared enough!
  • My goal is to make them have a good time, I'm going to make them laugh!
  • I have already made this same speech in the past, I will do it again, but better!
  • I am the centerpiece of the room, I have the floor, I must give myself 200%!

Another method that you can couple with that of positive affirmations is the power of visualization . It will be to implement this second technique in the evening, before going to bed, the day before your speech. By imagining a positive situation with as much detail as possible, you will live the scene unconsciously for the first time. On D-Day, you will be even more motivated to do as in your vision, if not to surpass yourself even more. In any case, the goal is to send your brain a maximum of positive signals that will condition it for your speaking.

Know the stakes of your speech

Personally, what do you have to gain by speaking in public? You may be preparing a pitch that will convince your audience. Or, you are in front of the public to entertain him, make him have a good time. Your speaking is inevitably interesting, so start by finding it. Once you have found it, they are your personal goals related to this event. Increase your credibility, make you discover the general public, convince, sell, put into action ... The reasons can be many, but nothing like knowing them to be even more motivated to speak. Only when you clearly have your personal goal in front of you can your motivation increase.

But do not think about yourself, also show empathy to the public. For example, someone creating a blog or YouTube channel thinks about their audience first and foremost. And it is with this mentality that the public can be a source of motivation for you. Positive feedback, compliments, thanks, are elements that will become important to you. And by putting others before your own interests, you can be sure that the public will realize. In communication, there is nothing better than a person who puts himself at your service and speaks to you about what interests you, rather than an individual who speaks about subjects so you are disinterested.

Start strong and show your determination

The introduction, if there is a moment that should not be neglected, is your first impression of the public. This is also the time that will determine your first impression of you, vis-à-vis the audience present, the size of the room and other parameters. An intro spoiled by a technical problem is likely to shake your confidence and motivation. If I recommend you to start strong, it is therefore to catch the attention of your audience quickly, but especially so that you stay in good conditions. The previous steps were to put in place before your speech. From now on, this applies to your oral directly.

Finally, we must also know that a speaker who begins with power, strength and charisma in his speech, will be more likely to be perceived by the public as even more motivated than it really is.

You now know all the actions that can allow you to have a high level of motivation before speaking. Positive affirmations, visualization, personal interests and for the public, are to be defined before. Then hit hard from the first moments of your speaking to stay in a high level of motivation and confidence. This will also make you look even more confident than you really can be.

But as I told you at the beginning of this article, these methods are not to know, but to apply, I wish you all the success you deserve on your next speeches. With this time, a motivation that exceeds 100%!

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