I was working with a one to one client recently in Bournemouth who had been feeling nervous about a public speaking event and had then unexpectedly been handed a microphone to use. As you may imagine, this did nothing to help his confidence!
Why should you use a microphone? It will mean less strain for you; it allows for more expression to comes across when you speak; and it is easier for your audience.
A microphone won’t make a bad presentation good, just louder! All the things we teach clients about ‘Taming Their Public Speaking Monkeys’ – overcoming those annoying voices in your head saying things like ‘your presentation isn’t good enough’, still apply.
So, when you have tamed those monkeys, our top tips for using a microphone are:
Remember, when planning the content of a presentation, as we teach in our Simply Amazing Structure (SAS) it is always all about the audience. This includes making it easy for them to hear you.
Oh…and the client I mentioned, is now confident with a microphone after our time working together, using it like a pro!
I would love to work with you to Tame Your Public Speaking Monkeys in Bournemouth or elsewhere. Please get in touch with me, Marion Hewitt, today on 07954 331169 for an informal chat about how we can work together to help you become a calm and confident presenter.
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