Over the years, I have spoken in front of crowds from 20 people to over 200 people, and one thing has always remained the same. My voice.
As a former performer and athlete, I learned early on that having a strong and powerful voice is key to delivering your message.
Whether you are a Realtor in a listing presentation, or a Lawyer walking into court, knowing how to effectively communicate is key.
Video captured at the Town Of Markham's Invisible No More event remembering the Montreal Massacre and taking a positive step forward to ending Domestic Violence.
Speak Like Yourself
Mark Twain once said - "There are two types of speakers in this world: nervous and liars".
It is okay to be nervous before you step up to that podium, in front of your corporate board, or across from your clients. Being nervous is a human emotion. An emotion that you should not be ashamed of. But by managing and overcoming your stage fright, performance anxiety, butterflies, or whatever else you want to call it is going to make you an even better version of yourself.
There have been times where I have stood backstage before a speaking engagement where I would look for the nearest exit and contemplating pulling the fire alarm, or I'd be sitting in a client's driveway before a listing presentation about to text them that I wasn't feeling well and would reschedule, all because my nerves would get the best of me. This is a human emotion that is expected. You just need to take 5 deep breaths and remember that someone is sitting on the other side of you because they want to hear what you have to share.