Ever been in front of a crowd with your heart racing, palms sweating, and mind in overdrive? Yep, I've been there too. That's why today, I'm excited to take you on a backstage journey into the fascinating world of public speaking. And who better to guide us than Adriana Baer, a stellar coach who equips leaders with powerful speaking skills, drawing from her rich theater background.
Adriana opens up about how her theatrical past not only helped her face her own fears but also how it serves as a unique toolkit to empower her clients. She focuses on fostering a genuine connection with the audience, aligning with their goals, and digging deep to find that motivation.
We dived deep into how a well-crafted narrative can completely transform your speech, keeping your audience hooked. Adriana graciously shared her method of helping clients achieve the perfect mix of structure and flexibility in their speeches. We also touched on the high-energy Disrupt HR format, where the challenge is to deliver an impactful presentation that's tailored to various events and caters to diverse learners. I also threw in a few of my insights on slide design - a topic that sparks quite a debate.
But, a perfectly designed speech can fall flat without authenticity, right? So we plunged into a candid conversation about this crucial element. Adriana shared a hilarious anecdote where she found herself unintentionally mimicking an "NPR personality" on her podcast. We emphasized the importance of voice warm-ups, truly living the words we speak, and ensuring our presentations echo our authentic selves.
Addressing the ever-present fear of public speaking, Adriana drew fascinating parallels between speaking and singing, delving into the psychological ties that bind the two. We concluded with practical tips on overcoming stage fright and where to find more of Adriana's incredible resources.
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