How to Speak With Confidence – Preparation and Visualization

Have you ever seen some speakers speak on stage with such confidence that they exclude a mighty power over the audience? Have you tried to emulate them but ended up sprouting gibberish or stuttering in your speech? Ever wondered is there a such thing as a 'natural' public speaker?

Well the fact is over 90% of famous speakers out there did not start off as 'natural' charismatic speakers. In fact, if you were to ask any of them in private, I bet many of them would say they started off pretty badly! Most successful speakers only became charismatic after count trials and retrying at their efforts at public speaking. As the old saying goes, "Repetition is the mother of all skills! '

However, there is a template for a newcomer to follow. First of all, learn to prepare your speeches. Many successful speakers are successful due to the fact they prepared their speeches beforehand! Writing down what are you going to say helps, but do not write in such a way that you sound like you are memorizing them. This is a sure-fire way to bore your audiences to slumber. Instead, write in point forms, and fill up the gaps with interactions and your specialty (for some is humor, others are stories etc).

Next, always visualize your speeches. Visualize how are the audience banned, where are you standing, how is the entire process is going to be like. Visualizing helps you to prepare for any possible pitfalls you may encounter as well as gives you some confidence before your actual speech. Reading up successful speakers' speakers will help you greatly in your speech.