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How to Be Brilliant at Public Speaking 2e, 2nd Edition by Sarah Lloyd-Hughes

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Chapter 11

Going beyond fear

Key wisdom from this chapter

  • Inspiring speaking means creating positive change: the greatest speakers combine a strong message with the desire to benefit the audience.
  • Find your fight: use your sense of inner purpose to bring a powerful core of meaning to your speaking. This might come out as an explicit message, or your speaking might be more subtly influenced. Either way, you will be a more fearless speaker.
  • Do it for your audience: if you’re too nervous to speak for your own sake, do it for the audience you seek to benefit.
  • Visualise yourself into success: if you can see yourself speaking with power, you’re already on your way. Try a visualisation technique to give yourself permission to be a great speaker.

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