Getting Over Yourself

August 20, 2010

Bruce Willis, “Any idea when you’ll be getting to the point?”

Filed under: Tips — Barbara Rocha @ 10:30 am
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Bruce, as an actor in a movie, can carry this off. As audience members, we sometimes feel like asking the speaker that question but we’re not in a movie and there may be consequences if we do ask.

Not much you can do as an audience member, but as a speaker you can make sure your audience doesn’t feel like asking you that question. Figure out your point before you start speaking so you can make it in short order. And even if you didn’t make it in short order, if they asked you for your point you wouldn’t be stumped.

Anxiety, fear of failure, fear of not being perfect, fear of forgetting, fear of not making a good impression, lack of focus, a desire to be heard and any number of other things can distract you from heading to your point. So, those have to be put on the back burner. Know your point and get to it and avoid hearing Bruce’s question.

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