Have you ever watched a comedy skit on stage performed by different actors and actresses? They usually don’t follow a script and just rely on their comedic instinct and wit. Now, I would call that as legitimate talent. Being able to make people laugh in a situation wherein you have no prior knowledge on what your co-actors would say. They have to create a scene on the spot. This format of comedy is known as improv. And did you know that you can learn from this format in improving your public speaking skills? Continue reading to find out.
Giving a talk is not an easy task. If you’re bombarded with a lot of information and ideas to present, you’d want to make sure that you will be able to communicate everything that you have to. And what’s the first measure that you can think of? Memorize your speech. It sounds like a great idea at first—being able to say everything and not leave anything out. But then you realize how tiring it can be and how much time it would eat up in order to memorize everything.
Were you ever tasked to talk about a seemingly dull subject? Something that may not be so interesting to the general public? There’s nothing more unnerving than the thought of seeing your audience bored and drifting off to snoozeland. However, you should know that topics like these are unavoidable. If you really want to be a good public speaker, you have to learn how to make those seemingly boring subjects come alive and engaging to your audience.
It’s one thing to master the art of speaking fluently, which for us is truly such an awesome soft skill to have. But it’s another thing to connect with the audience in a way that will make them want to listen to what you have to say. This, my friends, is what we call stage presence.
The thing with stage presence is that a lot of people think that a person is either born with it or not—if it doesn’t come intricately, then your dreams of being a public speaker is as good as doomed. But this is certainly not true. You see, stage presence is a skill. Meaning, like communication skills, it can be learned and improved through time and practice. So don’t fret just yet! We have here some expert tips and tricks to get you started in strengthening your stage presence.
Pitching an idea, a product, or a service can be a challenging task, especially for salespeople who are less experienced. But rest your worries, that’s what we’re here for. And you know what, we’ve all been in that position. It’s just a matter of proper guidance from and enough practice to make that daunting feeling go away.
Rock your next sales pitch with these simple and actionable tips!
For the past few days there’s been a certain commercial on TV that’s been probing my thoughts a little.
It’s a New Year Greeting snippet. And in this snippet, celebrities were discussing social media being awash with a flurry of New Year Resolution posts and joking about how no one keeps their resolutions.
It’s a New Year Greeting all in the name of fun.