I think there are countless of posts like this, but heck here is my opinion on what you should do to get them brain cells working. Plus my post will be short, simple and sweet, just like every other post on this blog 🙂
1) Get a free blog
So there are countless free domains you can use such as WordPress, Wix and many more. Just pick one that you feel is easy to use. I'm using WordPress myself because its pretty basic and clear cut. I have tried Wix before, its more interactive and fancy but it takes time to get used to.
2) Pick a theme
I think this is the hardest part for every blogger. Picking the right theme may seem easy but its not. Be sure to pick a layout that is clear and concise and doesn't make your readers confused or lost. This is a crucial factor.
3) Introduce yourself
I find it very amusing and satisfying reading the 'About' section on any blog I come across. I think people always want to know who you are and why you blog. Hence, go ahead and introduce yourself but please don't make it too draggy.
4) Write down as many drafts as you can
This is where your ideas start to grow. As soon as you start writing, you will have a flow of other ideas. Hence, what I usually do is I write as many drafts and save them. I don't post them directly, unless I'm really sure because its better to let the idea sink in and edit it later on.
5) Be confident
Many people have the ability to write, but not everyone has the confidence to portray it. Therefore, have the confidence to write what you want to write. Read more to get inspiration and start to inspire others with your writing.
This blog post is dedicated for those of you who have trouble speaking in large crowds. Having stage fright is what they normally call it. But nothing is impossible to achieve and I hope these tips will help you be braver and bolder in conquering the world, in the midst of finding yourself.
So how shall we do this? Faking confidence is not as bad as it sounds. It doesn't mean you are fake. Definitely not. It's just an act of pure genius.
I also believe it's what most people do in times of desperate measures.
1) Don't Look Them In The Eye
When you are speaking in front of an audience, don't look anyone in the eye! Unless you are speaking to a person one-on-one then you should actually look the person in the eye, because it might seem rude. If you are speaking to a large audience it helps for you to keep your focus on the far back of the hall or maybe just focus on one person or an object.
2) Let It Go
Memorising a script is a really bad idea. I suggest small pocket notes to help you keep track. Take deep breaths before you start and just say what you need to say. The message you wish to portray will be felt by your audience when you speak from within.
3) Bullshit with confidence
I know this definitely sounds fake but its also the smartest move out there. It is a technique in which you don't speak facts and you don't admit you don't know the facts either. Its called playing safe, which can be a way to confuse your audience but I guarantee you its bound to work. This often happens spontaneously.
So there you have it! My three tips that will hopefully help you guys overcome public speaking 🙂 Do let me know what you think in the comments below!
I suddenly have that emotional pang of writing everything down as fast as i can before i forget.Its like adrenaline. The hot fuzzy feeling lifting me from within.
I somehow feel that human beings like ourselves should push ourselves out there.
To achieve what we really want and to be whom we truly are.
Life is too short isnt it? To just sit around and mope. To complain about things that make us tick and to find the odd things that relate to us the most.
Find out what makes you want to wake up in the morning and be the best at what you want to be. Its not easy, I know but its not impossible either.
Do the things that you fear the most and you will feel yourself unravel into a person you never thought you could be.
Be bold and daring enough to take that plunge. Nothing great will ever be achieved in your personal comfort zone.
Nothing great was ever achieved without trying.
I know planning is a good thing. Heck it saves a lot of time and effort too. They say "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail". I believe its true, but that phrase can only be true to a certain extent. If you keep planning and planning and never actually putting actions into your plans then there isn't any point in planning is there?
I have come across two types of individuals. Those who keep planning but never actually try to execute anything and those who plan and put their plans into actions.
To those who keep planning and planning, your plans and ideas are solid, yes. But, if you keep planning something great and beneficial but you have no intention of actually starting it then what's the point? Sometimes we have to 'walk the talk' more, than just talk.
Often people ask when is the right time to execute a good plan? The answer is I don't know! No one ever knows do they? Its just a risk you have to be brave enough to take. If it goes well, it does. If it doesn't maybe the timing is not right or your plan needs to be re-evaluated.
Plans don't always work out the way you want them too, sometimes they work out even better that you expected. Its what you make of the results that let you decide yourself how to move from that point forward.
I hope this article gives those of you who have great plans and ideas, the motivation to start putting your plans into actions 🙂