Storytelling literally means telling stories. The key is HOW you tell the story. The magic trick with this technique is to have the audience enthusiastically anticipating what will happen next. Interestingly, storytelling is not a 21st century invention or a novelty in business.
What are the rules for creating a presentation? How do we utilize the content in order to capture the listeners' attention and not lose it.
Before we start, I would like to point out that, unfortunately, there is no magic pill that would make stress disappear from our lives. Work on this issue is multifaceted and is often a long process. Better coping with stress can give us an improved quality of life. It is a pity to give up opportunities in life just because they put us under stress.
There are many techniques to manage stress, relax and help with stage fright before a public appearance. Below I will review the most interesting ones.
Mindfulness, which has been known in Eastern cultures for centuries, is conquering the western world. In the literature, the concept of mindfulness is defined as the ability to observe and experience external and internal stimuli without criticism and with equanimity. Mindfulness techniques can effectively support people who face an audience during the presentation.
A common question that comes from my clients is: what should I do with my hands? During speeches, the issue of hand positioning and gestures can be a problem. In this article you will find tips on what to do with your hands.
his time we will deal with the physiology of stress to understand what is happening to our body in a situation interpreted by our brain as a threat. Often, my clients describe their reactions to stress as something unpleasant, e.g. they dry up in their throats, they can’t remember anything or their hands shake while holding the microphone. For an unconscious performer, this situation can be frightening, because we do not have full control over our body, and this generates fear.
I often get the question of how to become a TED or TEDx speaker. There are several ways to do this. I invite you to continue reading :)
What is stress? According to the definition of Hans Sely, stress is a non-specific reaction of the body to any requirement imposed on it1 or according to another definition stress disturbs the state of equilibrium and puts us to the test or even exceeds our ability to deal with it. A stressor is a stimulus event requiring the body to do some kind of adaptive reaction3, e.g. entering the stage in front of the audience, and even the mere information about the need for a public appearance.
TEDxSGH which took place on November 30th. It was attended by many people with, as we say in TEDx: "ideas worth spreading". They raised topics such as etiquette in business, slow fashion, self-awareness, rhymes in hip-hop and social responsibility for the rehabilitation of prisoners and their return to normality. The last topic was presented by Marcin Czarnecki, with whom I had the pleasure to work on the presentation.
If you're looking for a checklist in preparation for a presentation, you have come to the right place!
What should the speaker know? What attribution errors can listeners make in a public speech? A conscious performer knowing these principles can build effective strategies for self-presentation and building a personal brand, as well as realize that not everything depends only on his performance, and therefore reduce some stage fright.
Yesterday’s Jubilee X TEDxWarsaw was full of many inspiring and interesting presentations. I am happy to prepare speakers for their speeches and be part of the TEDxWarsaw team. There were, among others, presentations about body-positivity, the use of space resources to save our planet, taboos about child depression, short-term rent, teaching at the best school in the world, as well as climate change, debate, ecology and many more.