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Have No Fear – How to SCORRE as a Speaker

The fact remains that one of the top fears that people have – even more than the fear of death – is the fear of public speaking.

I’m not a counselor or psychiatrist, but the best way that I’ve overcome fears in life is by facing them.

That’s one of the reasons I’m attending the Launch and SCORRE Conferences, which help individuals become more confident and accomplished at conveying the benefits of a product, service or message.

Public speaking is part of that.

It can be developed and you can become better at it.

To help folks unable to attend the SCORRE Conference specifically, I worked with the organizers to develop this infographic below that outlines the steps of speaking publicly.

 

Whether it’s a presentation you have to deliver to colleagues at work; an external agency or a keynote address to an arena of thousands of people – this SCORRE process can help you craft and deliver your message with confidence.

Question: Have you ever had to speak in front of a group of people? How did you feel?

 

 

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  1. How timely. I have been composing a post in my head about public speaking. The first time I remember doing public speaking was in 8th grade; I read the welcome at my 8th grade graduation. I shook the whole time. I remember being terrified for the one presentation I remember giving in college. Then my first “real” public speaking happened when I was in my late 20s, at a chapel service at the college where I worked and I was very anxious about it. I spoke one or two other times and then eventually ended up (long story) as the person who led the services. Most of the time, I still felt nervous, and even in my most recent speaking engagement (just yesterday), I was still nervous.

    But what I have noticed is that over time, I haven’t been *as* nervous, and where I once felt stiff and like I was somewhat forcing the words out, I now feel much more relaxed and natural. So, it takes a lot of time and practice. Unfortunately, a lot of times we write a speaker off if they aren’t a fantastic speaker and don’t give them the benefit of the doubt that they still need to learn more. I think we also really put an emphasis on commending people by saying “wow, what a great speaker” as if the delivery is more important than the message. I just try to remember that Moses was not a good speaker and even Paul says he was not.

  2. Tor – you are knocking it out of the park with your coverage of the conference!! Thanks!

  3. Great info graphic-it is going onto my Pinterest page for sharing.

    A couple of decades ago I became involved with the local arm of our United Way organization. I was volunteered to go speak to the employees of the companies as part of the fund-raising. Not wanting to disappoint, I took on the challenge, knocking knees, trembling hands and all.
    I found I ended up doing ok. It helped that their cause was close to my heart, and that I had friends and family who had been helped by some of the groups that were part of the UW. The more I did it, the more comfortable I became in front of large groups. Good thing, because the employers would range from a gathering of about 10 people to a couple of hundred in manufacturing plants.

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