A few months ago, I teamed up with 7 other moms here in Vegas to start a charity. We call ourselves TMIVegas aka “True Moms in Vegas.” (I will spill all the details about that soon!)
While we’re working on the business side of things and planning the future of our organization, we are spending some time helping out other organizations.
So last weekend, we all volunteered at a good friend of mine, Regina Bailey’s, event “The Someone Cares Self Esteem event and Photo Shoot”. My role was to be a “happiness coordinator” and make sure all the girls were chatting and comfortable. I also volunteered to do hair for the photo shoot.. I love doing hair.
Anyway.. there were 3 speakers lined up and a couple minutes before one speaker was set to go on, she texted Regina that she couldn’t make it. I asked Regina what she was supposed to talk about and she said “Communication”.
I told Regina that I would speak, if she liked, and about 2 minutes later, I was up at the podium, with 20 adolescent girls staring at me, waiting to see if I earned their approval or not.
I even started my 30 minute speech with, “I have no idea what I’m going to say to you right now.” ..Luckily it got better from there..
I just went with my gut and started telling them the importance of public speaking, even if they felt like they would never have to speak on a stage in their life.
I told them that knowing these public speaking tips was the difference between getting a job or not, getting a loan, landing their dream guy, and ultimately.. earning respect.
After I talked, I had the girls come up to the front, one by one, and we worked on their public speaking.
I would ask them a few questions and have them answer them normally and then we would talk about what they could change to appear more confident and earn instant respect.
All of the other girls were giving advice to the girl up front.. they started giving each other public speaking tips!
Then after getting feed back, I would ask them to answer the questions again and every single girl progressed by like 5000%. I’m not exaggerating. Ok, maybe a little.
It was really just incredible to watch these girls blossom and gain more confidence in their speaking abilities, just by learning a few new things.
So in today’s video, I’m sharing with you the same exact 6 Public Speaking tips that I shared with these girls.
They’re super simple, it’s just sometimes we don’t notice that we’re doing- or not doing- certain things.
So what did you think of these tips? I want you to now go and try them out and then report back to me with what kind of a difference it made.