For a very important date.
I’m headed to Greenville, North Carolina to visit East Carolina University and give an Operation Beautiful presentation. If you’re a student at ECU and want to come, here are the details! Make sure you say hi! 🙂
I ran 3.0 miles this morning, and it felt good. :) No Garmin 305 again because I didn’t want to be staring at my pace, but I felt strong and fast. Wahoo!
Lunch was in a hurry.
A whole wheat wrap with refried pinto beans, corn salsa, and spinach.
Plus a Green Monster! Looks disgusting, tastes amazing.
In the mix: 1 banana, 1 cup almond milk, 2 cup spinach.
And snacks for the ride (it’s 4 hours to Greenville! Ack!) include grapes and nuts.
No idea what I’m going to do for dinner!
Let’s talk about PUBLIC SPEAKING! 🙂 Everyone’s favorite topic, right? Are you afraid of public speaking? It used to make me nervous but it doesn’t really anymore.
I volunteered as a Sexual Assault Peer Counselor for four years in college. Basically, that meant that I went around to student groups (like fraternities and sororities, as well as sports teams) at my school and spoke about sexual assault awareness. The topic was heavy, but I loved the work, and it definitely helped get rid of any public speaking fears! It was like trial by fire.
Here the public speaking tips that work for me:
- Know your material! Practice, practice, practice.
- Get to the presentation early. This will make you feel less rushed, and I think it helps to talk to audience members beforehand so you feel like you’re talking to friends, not strangers.
- Ask a few people in the audience to serve as “guinea pigs” and volunteer to talk first if you want to have a big group discussion.
- Don’t just talk – use pictures and video to illustrate your points if necessary.
- Make jokes and SMILE if appropriate. If you’re having fun, the audience will, too.
- Move around – walk in the audience, up and down the stage.
- Know why your subject is important and think about what you want your audience to takeaway from your presentation. Reiterate these points throughout the presentation.
- Do not imagine the audience naked. It is awkward.
Do you like public speaking? What techniques make it easier for you to talk in front of a group?