How To Feel More Comfortable Speaking And Presenting In English – Three Quick Techniques
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How to feel more comfortable speaking and presenting in English. Non native English speakers often have these three fears when speaking and presenting in English:
- forgetting details and getting blocked
- speaking English well (meaning – not making big mistakes in English)
- sounding natural when speaking
And this is normal, because speaking and presenting in another language is hard work!! (I know as I speak and present in both Spanish and English). How To Feel More Comfortable Speaking And Presenting In English, see our quick training solution below.
Solution – How To Feel More Comfortable Speaking And Presenting In English – Three Quick Techniques
So how can we overcome these three fears? Here are three quick techniques we use a lot with professionals.
In our training we get professionals to do three things:
1) audio record yourself and listen to yourself. Focus only on feeling relaxed and comfortable when speaking and presenting in English (remember it’s not a grammar exam and it’s fine to make mistakes!!).
2) practise (rehearse) your presentation, firstly reading, then using only notes and finally using only your ‘presentation cheat sheet’ (chuleta).
3) use ‘anchoring words’ to write your ‘presentation cheat sheet’ (chuleta). This involves selecting key words (1-3 words) per slide, which help your brain to instantly remind you of related ideas or concepts. See my example below.
(E.g.) Presentation Cheat Sheet
Here is my example ‘presentation cheat sheet’ for a client presentation:
Slide 1 – introduction, rhetorical question
Slide 2 – audience (client) why
Slide 3 – objective, content
Slide 4 – fear /uncontrollable variable costs
Slide 5 – fear /early warning
Slide 6 – fear/quick response
Slide 7 – summary
Slide 8 – client action (call to action)
Good luck, be brave and remember practising is key!! I hope this helps you in your company and with your professional career, Christopher!
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