Nervous? Use it to cultivate credibility with your audience.

Public speaking is the second most feared thing based on research and conclusions from a range of sources. (fear of death #1 would be on this list).ย Here is good news… ๐Ÿ™‚

Anxiety, or a little bit of discomfort, or feeling of nervousness, or uneasiness about how to get the audience to understand you and to buy into your viewpoint … can be the best friend you might ever have when it comes to public speaking. It generates energy from inside.

The tools and well developed support structure of toastmasters enable you to channel this energy to your advantage. It is what we call “making your butterflies fly in formation”. ๐Ÿ™‚

Even more importantly, it can allow you to speak from the heart connecting with your audience credibly.

See in this video ideas to engage with your audience:

Impromptu speaking: Strike fun conversations and cultivate positive relationships.

Whether it is a job interview, or a conversation with a potential prospect, or a moment of answering a question from a colleague, or responding to a comment, or mingling with others at a social event … it can be your opportunities to shine, to connect, and to cultivate credible relationships.

We call this skill thinking on your feet. The toastmasters meeting format integrates an incredibly powerful tool for you to develop this skill – impromptu speaking using Table Topics.

See in this video useful tips and one empowering technique for impromptu speaking: PREP (Point-Reason-Example-Point):