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What to do if you don’t believe you’re the expert

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What to do if you don’t believe you’re the expert

I’m not the expert on the topic. How should I present myself to this audience?

Okay, so you’re not Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking.

No one expects you to be the world’s greatest expert on the topic – unless you described yourself as such in your self-promotional messages. I recommend that you don’t do that even if you think you walk on water. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

Should you tell your audience that you aren’t prepared to speak?

Should you tell your audience that you aren’t prepared to speak?

No!

First, there is no acceptable excuse for not being prepared to speak. You should always be prepared to speak about the messages that are important to you and your organization. Sometimes you might be given only a few minutes notice. That’s why you must always be prepared to speak about your key messages. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

Are some people natural born speakers?

Are some people natural born speakers?

When people ask this question I believe what they are really suggesting is that they aren’t natural born speakers and therefore there is no hope for them.

People use the “natural born speaker” theory as an excuse to deliver bad presentations or not speak at all.

They are saying, “It’s not my fault, I’m just not a natural born public speaker.” Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

What should a public speaker do when he forgets his next words?

What should a public speaker do when he forgets his next words?

This happens to almost every speaker at some time. Something interrupted your train of thought while you were speaking and suddenly you don’t know what to say. If you haven’t experienced this dilemma yet you’ve been lucky. If this has happened to you, recognize that it happens to speakers more often than you realize. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

How can I stop myself from getting embarrassed when public speaking? My face gets all hot and red.

Flushed face when speakingHow can I stop myself from getting embarrassed when public speaking? My face gets all hot and red.

Your face would get hot and red because blood flows rapidly to your face. That happens after there has been a restriction in blood flow. This means that anxiety has slowed blood flow to your face. Once the peak fear has passed blood flow returns to normal. That produces the flushing of your face. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

How can I get over my fear of public speaking?

Fear of public speaking

How can I get over my fear of public speaking?

First, understand that this is a common and normal fear. I have instructed high school and university students how to be better public speakers. I have trained thousands of professionals, managers and technicians. I have also coached corporate executives and entrepreneurs. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com