Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Speak in Public! Who Me? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Speak in Public! Who Me?

The first time I had to speak in front of a group was in Air Force boot camp. I had always been very shy, naive, and backward. During Air Force boot camp I was so impressed by my training instructors, I volunteered to be one!

What had I gotten myself into? I observed the other training instructors, and the big day came. One of the instructors got sick. I jumped in with both feet. Yes, I was terrified, shaking in my shoes, but I just kept going and followed the lesson plan by the book. You couldn't let the recruits know you were scared, or they would eat you alive.

It wasn't easy trying to motivate the Air Force recruits. They were exhausted, scared, angry, lonely. You try motivating that kind of an audience! Found out I was a natural and loved it! My supervisor thought I was wasting time going to classes to learn how to teach.

To me there is nothing more thrilling and satisfying than to see the light in their eyes, to see them smiling, learning, questioning. I learned the lesson plans (15 different subjects), and was able to get away from the lectern and connect with my audience. It was what I was born to do.

I excelled, became a Master Training Instructor, and started training the trainers. The oddest thing happened. My Training Instructor from boot camp came back into the program and I got to train her!

Teaching five classes a day, I taught five days a week. In five years I taught over 500,000 students. I still run into recruits I taught!

When I left the Air Force, I didn't want to lose the skills I had learned. It was then I joined Toastmasters International and stayed for 15 years.

I started getting paid speaking engagements. Now I love to teach/train where ever and when ever I can.

If I can do it, so can you. With 20 years of experience under my belt, I put together a very special report for you; "Public Speaking Made Easy". There are four simple steps, and great solutions on dealing with the fear of speaking.

About The Author

With 8 years of teaching and 15 years in Toastmasters, Kathy Thompson really enjoys writing and speaking. She has a B. S. in Business Communications and has taught her programs around the country at various businesses and Adult Education Centers.

She writes and speaks about Health, Personal Communications (writing & speaking), and her unique specialty of "Face Reading" has brought her plenty of media attention.

Kathy's goal is to help you be all you can be and reach your potential.

Complete details are at; http://www.words4-u.com/1fear.html Kathy Thompson, Writer, Speaker, Profiler also provides; coaching, classes, workshops, speech writing, articles, columns. Contact Kathy at; coaching4u@words4-u.com

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Kempton Express

Curro learners know their public speaking
Kempton Express
Three learners from Curro Serengeti did well at the inter-school's public speaking competition at Woodlands International College. Nokuthula Ngozo (gold) and Amani Ebrahim (silver). Both are in Grade Two. Absent: Aiden Nair (gold), Grade Three.


Bombala Times

Bombala Public students speak up and win
Bombala Times
The annual Primary Principals' Public Speaking evening was held on Thursday with 12 primary students from the district taking part. OUTSTANDING: Bombala students Jemima Merritt and Makyla Price at the Principals' Pubic Speaking night with the ...


Jamaica Observer

Public speaking: Problems & solutions
Jamaica Observer
Preachers and electronic media personnel especially, but executives generally, who must speak in public, need and deserve this training to satisfactorily perform this function, And it is available! Contact the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology.


NET Website

Virtual Reality Takes Fear Out Of Public Speaking at Nebraska College
NET Website
Mark Twain once said, “There are only two types of speakers in the world: the nervous and liars.” The fear of public speaking can be debilitating for some, something they avoid at all costs. Now, a professor at Hastings College is trying to turn that ...


Bustle

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking, According To Michelle Obama's Speechwriter
Bustle
Public speaking can seem like a daunting feat for some. The ability to cleverly write and passionately deliver a speech implies a lot of subtle pressure, making it a nerve-wracking pursuit. But for many of us, it's a skill we still wish to acquire ...


Financial Times

What Amal Clooney teaches us about public speaking
Financial Times
A lot of what I write in this column about ethos — the way a speaker presents him or herself to an audience — focuses on the professional credentials they present: a speaker tells the audience who he or she is as a public person. Amal Clooney's ...

and more »

Local 4-H kids learn public speaking
Troy Record
Troy, N.Y. >> Public speaking is a cornerstone project of the Rensselaer County 4-H Program. District 4-H Presentations and Horse Communications (presentations using horses as the subject) were recently held at Tamarac High School and organized by a ...


Forbes

Five Secrets To Conquering Your Fear Of Public Speaking
Forbes
You've just been asked to give a speech in the foreseeable future. The mere thought makes your palms sweat, your heart race and your body tremble. You are not alone. Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, is one of the most common human fears.


Dept. of Public Speaking
The New Yorker
Dept. of Public Speaking. June 4 & 11, 2018 Issue · Night at the Museum with School-Shooting Survivors. At PEN America's annual gala, young gun-reform activists Cameron Kasky and Samantha Fuentes, who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, offer ...


Forbes

Four Public Speaking Myths To Stop Believing (And Tips From Actors To Use Instead)
Forbes
The thought of having to get up in front of a large group and speak or present can create a lot of fear and anxiety. But as a leader, it's important to be a great communicator and an effective, engaging presenter. Unfortunately, popular wisdom on this ...

Google News

Public Speaking Tips: The More You Know, The More It Will Flow - Tips For Knowing Your Audience

The more you know about your audience, the better your... Read More

Poised for Success: How Developing Self-Awareness Can Improve Your Presentations

There are a number of factors that determine how your... Read More

Foreign Translations of Your Talk - How Do You Ensure Your Message is Delivered Properly?

There are a number of possibilities as to how this... Read More

A Powerful Vocabulary Will Transform Your Life

Studies show that your word-power determines your earning power, that... Read More

Feedback

I believe that asking for and acting on objective feedback... Read More

Boost Your Confidence, Credibility, and Career

There's one skill you can develop that will boost your... Read More

How to Use your Inner Circle

Who do you know that knows that you speak?There is... Read More

How To Dramatically Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

This Article Is For Those Who Understand How Persuasive Communication,... Read More

Speak With a Relaxed Body and Mind

Fear of public speaking is No.1. Death is No.4. So... Read More

Speaking One-to-One

Speaking to an individual is different from the group experience.... Read More

Top 7 Steps to Better Public Speaking

Whether you want to be a part time, full time... Read More

You Too Can Be A Public Speaker

Have you ever watched a speaker and said, "Wow, I... Read More

How VALUABLE is Your Speaking Topic?

What information can be used immediately by the audience and... Read More

Now Appearing: 9 Tips for a Well-Attended Event

When I made the decision to do free workshops and... Read More

Earn Your Cs as A Speaker

Franklin Delano Roosevelt had some good advice for the public... Read More

How to Promote yourself as a Speaker on the Web

Why use the web for promoting your speaking engagements?Most people... Read More

Internet Marketing and Public Speaking: Seven Steps to a Successful Murder Board

I recently posted an article providing tips on public speaking... Read More

Speaker Partnership Offers Trade Show Value

Want to gain added exposure at a trade show? Consider... Read More

The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Speakers

Successful speakers do not do all the right things all... Read More

What is YOUR Speaking Expertise?

Why do you have to be an expert when getting... Read More

Demand Dignity in Public Speaking Training

Mandy*, a bright, attractive professional woman, had a fear of... Read More

Ten Steps to Fearless Public Speaking

There is plenty of dubious material which suggests you can... Read More

Ten Fatal Flaws Frequently Found from the Podium

1. No clear purpose for the presentation. What is the... Read More

Are You Talking the Talk?

"More learning occurs through emotion than through intellect" C.S. LewisEven... Read More

How to Prepare your Mind/Body to Give Great Speeches

Sure you have catecholamines ? all speakers do. (including Sir... Read More