“There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. The Liars.”
– Mark Twain
As a motivational speaker, you will need to speak to large numbers of people and instigate them to think on lines that are beneficial for them. How can you get from talking to the mirror to talking to a crowd?
In order to really communicate to people through speech, you need to have passion about your subject. Without passion, your speech is meaningless. If you have to deviate a little from your meticulously written speech, do so! Build a strong rapport with the audience. Don’t worry, the crowd will tell you what it wants if you ask it the right questions.
To excel at public speaking you must do more than just defeat your nervous jitters. You must also have confidence in your subject and be yourself while you are on stage. The best speeches don’t feel like speeches or preaches, they are simply stories told by people with interesting experiences.
You can include stories of your own experiences, or use classic stories to bring context to your speech. Here are some of the best ways to connect with your audience: