Anxiety can express itself in stressful moments. In this video, learn how to explain the common ways people deal with the nerves that come with public speaking.
- One of the best ways to manage nerves, … and our body language, is through strong hand gestures. … Yet, when we speak in front of others, … how many of us are truly mindful of our body language, … or our facial expression, or vocal inflection? … Communicating with confidence … means having the ability to manage our body language … instead of having it manage us. … You see, in stressful moments, anxiety finds a way … to express itself. … People experience what I call body language leakage. … Body language leakage reveals our unease, … and comes out in different ways. … And usually we give off what are called tells. … A tell is an indicator that the person speaking … is very uncomfortable. … Examples of tells include speaking quickly, … fidgeting, touching our glasses, our hair, … or we use throwaway words like you know, or like. … One tell to be mindful of is the one I refer to … as the swallow. … The swallow has us gulping (gulps) involuntarily … when we're nervous. … And as soon as other people see the swallow, …
- Organizing your thoughts
- Speaking slowly, naturally, and confidently
- Breathing properly
- Using your body to reinforce speech
- Managing facial expressions
- Handling nervousness
- Voice modulation, eye contact, and gestures
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Be a Better Communicator
2. Honing Your Message
3. Say It Like You Mean It
4. Look Like You Mean It
5. Confronting Anxiety
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