A few months ago I had an epiphany while sitting in the audience at a music concert. There were a great many things that just clicked into place for me at that concert, and in today’s podcast episode I’m sharing with you three life lessons that I learned just by watching the singer perform; life lessons that also ended up being extremely valuable public speaking tips that helped me achieve the breakthrough I had been seeking for my stage fright for over a year.
Most people, no matter what industry they happen to work in, will at some point find themselves in a situation where they have to speak in front of other people. Whether it’s speaking up during a committee meeting, having to teach something you know to others, or having to do something more formal and speak in front of a bigger crowd… at some point, that public speaking thing is going happen. And for a lot of people, that’s a terrifying prospect. Finding ways of coping with that fear so that you can actually do what you need to do is critical not just to your ability to do your job, but to your own peace of mind, too.
The three public speaking tips that I share in this episode are not just about public speaking, though; they’re about much more than that… they are valuable lessons that you can apply to every are of your life (what can I say… it was an awesome concert!), so click the play button below to listen in now:
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Thank you for this, Nathalie! What a great way to start the day. I love your podcasts!
I have noticed this in performers as well. Jennifer Lopez did that all the time. When she danced she would make mistakes but the important thing was that she kept on going. And Madonna has mentioned in interviews that the thing that separates her from others is that she does not get down when things do not go well. she gets up, dusts herself off and keeps going. She does not look at or focus on the setbacks once they happen. she looks forward. she does not even bring up the past in interviews. I know people dwell on her past, but she certainly does not. She leaves things where they are and moves forward always. Even when people talk about her, she does not focus on that.
I had read that Nana Mouskouri and her sister were accepted to the arts academy but only one of them could go. Even though her sister had a better voice than she did, the teacher said that Nana had to sing, it was part of her. I felt bad for the sister, but I think things turned out well for her anyway. Just goes to show that the heart is just as important, if not more important, than the mind which we focus on so much. I mean, test scores are more important than ever nowadays, and it may seem life will be over if one does not do well, but I feel that it does not end there and my Inner Being says to not focus on that and keep on going. The IB knows best, after all.
And Nana is also a good example that a performer does not have to bare all and dress scantily and even get rid of the glasses to be successful. It is the vibe that counts and his/her own comfort level with him/herself, no matter how often they tell you to get sexy or lose the glasses.
Thanks A. — so glad you are enjoying the podcasts so much! 🙂
Failures happen. I think if we can just shift the way we look at them and realize that they are just a normal part of the journey to success, then they become easier to cope with. Instead of being devastating blows, they become learning opportunities and incentives to try looking at things in new ways. I think most of the really successful people out there figured this out early on, and I think it’s a big part of their strength.
I had heard that about Nana Mouskouri. And I do remember reading somewhere that she was told to lose the glasses early on in her career and was really offended by that and flat out refused to. And they ended up becoming her trademark look. 🙂
For more public speaking tips, here’s Engage – What NOT To Do When Presenting . Verity can help you be a great public speaker!
Hello Sam, and thanks for commenting and sharing your experience. Looks like an interesting site.