Your audience is paying close attention to your delivery. The more intentional you can be, the stronger the impact you can make.
If you want design a high-stakes short-form Talk people will remember, start with one Core Idea and build your entire Talk around that concept.
Have a plan for your game day. Decide what you need to do in order to perform at your highest level and put all those elements in place. Don’t leave game day to chance.
Visualization dramatically increases your chance for success.
A power move is a specific movement that you do right before you step on stage. In rehearsals, you’ll repeat it thousands of times and that gets you locked in a very high-level state. You body knows that when this move happens – it’s on.
You don’t want to be okay as a speaker. You either want it badly or you don’t want it. What you put in your body matters a great deal.
Every speaker needs a meditation practice. Meditation puts a pause between any stimulus you receive and your reaction.
As speakers, our movement matters. Whether we are unveiling a methodology, revealing shocking statistics or telling a story, what we do with our body influences how connected (or disconnected) the audience is to us.
Success on the stage starts with the right mindset. Frame your training and set the stakes high so that every move you make matters.
Perfect is not fun to watch. If you’re willing to be a little messy and just go for it, that’s when you can bring your ideas to life.