Public Speaking without Fear: How to Go from Nervous and Scared to Energized and Confident

On-Demand Schedule Thu, May 23, 2024 - Thu, May 30, 2024
Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW23A0117

You can combat speaking anxiety both mentally and physically. First, we'll identify the number-one cause of speaking anxiety and then discuss some mental tips for calming your nerves:

  • Remind yourself it’s all about your audience, not you
  • Remember, you are among friends—even if you don’t know the people in the room
  • Be comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • Pinpoint your root cause
  • Know your first words
  • Create confidence” with two actionable recommendations you’ll learn during the session

We’ll also delve into some physical stress reducers:

  • Run the stairs
  • Engage in quick vigorous exercise
  • Don’t forget to breathe
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and the triple stack of pancakes at breakfast!

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Learn the only sure-fire cure for eliminating the vocal garbage—the excessive “umms and uhs”—from your presentations. Hint: It’s not what you may think it is.

Finally, discover some new action steps to take in the days and hours leading up to your next presentation so you can bring your “A Game” to the platform when it really counts.

Overview of the webinar

Being able to identify manifestations of nervousness and anxiety is the first step to overcoming them. What happens to you prior to a presentation? What are the telltale signs of nervousness you’ve observed in other presenters? 

  • Shaky hands
  • Quivering voice
  • Sweaty palms
  • Dry mouth
  • Trembling knees and legs
  • Knots in your stomach
  • Nausea
  • High pitch
  • Talking too fast
  • Poor eye contact
  • Constant swallowing and throat clearing
  • Monotone delivery
  • Blotchy skin and hives 

 

If you’ve ever experienced or noticed any of these tendencies, you’ll benefit from tried-and-true tips for turning panic into poise.

Who should attend?

  • Subject matter experts
  • Instructors
  • Professional development specialists
  • Corporate trainers
  • HR professionals
  • Technical professionals-and anyone who dreads public speaking

Why should you attend?

Whether in an informal setting or a more formal presentation, we all want to bring our “A Game” any time we speak up in a meeting or express our ideas. Plan to join us if:

  • Quite frankly, you hate public speaking
  • You’ve been embarrassed because you get shaky hands or a quivering voice when you stand up to speak
  • You don’t want people in the audience counting every time you say “um” or “and uh”
  • You just don’t want to be monotone when it’s your time to shine

Everyone from the anxious beginner to the confident professional will grow from expert advice on how to nix nervousness.

It’s no secret that many people do not like the thought of having to stand up and speak in front of an audience, even if it’s an audience of their peers. The mere thought makes them break out in hives. 

Conversely, some of you may be seasoned professional presenters who have no problem with public speaking. Indeed, you may be gifted in this area, love speaking in front of groups, and actually thrive off of the energy you receive from your audience. Still, even pros know as soon as you take the stage, as soon as the spotlight is on you, the anticipation of that presentation will manifest itself physically in some form or fashion, no matter how many years of experience you have and no matter how much of a subject matter expert you are.

Faculty - Ms.Mandi Stanley

With more than 29 year's experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image and with people who want to be better speakers and writers. She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 45,000 seminar participants, totaling more than 5,000 platform hours.
In 2003, Mandi was designated a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 9 percent of all worldwide speakers have earned this designation, and Mandi is the first Mississippian in history to receive this honor through the National Speakers Association.
She’s a summa cum laude graduate with concentrations in English, communication, and management, and served as a faculty member of AMAI, where she wrote and developed their one-day seminar How To Be a Better Proofreader. Mandi is the award-winning author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters, which was named a Finalist in the Career category at the Independent Book Publishers Awards in New York.
Some of Mandi Stanley’s repeat proofreading training clients include:
  • Campbell’s Soup
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • The United States Air Force Services Agency
  • Duke Energy
  • IAAP
  • Southern Farm Bureau 
Audiences appreciate her platform enthusiasm, interactive style, and content-rich messages.
 

Credits

HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

ComplianceIQ is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for [1] PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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