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According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two…Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy. (Jerry Seinfeld)
It’s no secret that becoming an effective public speaker is great for our career and personal life. Among the many benefits are:
* Increased self confidence
* Increased influence
* Opportunities to make more desired business and personal connections
* Impressing colleagues, prospects, clients and others
* Greater ability to inspire people to take action
There are good reasons why public speaking is a prized skill among influential people such as politicians and corporate leaders. However, as Jerry Seinfeld notes, many people are plain terrified to speak in public.
Firstly, If you are serious about becoming a skilled public speaker, you need to join a good speaking organization, such as Toastmasters International. In addition, singing lessons have long been recommended to make you a more effective public speaker. Singing lessons are helpful, but karaoke singing can help you even more. Singing lessons and karaoke are a powerful combination to increase your public speaking skill. If you prefer to do only of these, I recommend you do karaoke. This is why:
KARAOKE CAN HELP YOU CONQUER STAGE FRIGHT
Karaoke need not involve much preparation. You don’t have to create original material. The lyrics are right on the screen. You just sing…Nor do you have to worry about your singing prowess. Karaoke was almost certainly invented for the masses, who have less than stellar singing voices. For the most part, karaoke is just about having fun.
Bring a few friends along for support. Karaoke is a great way to break the ice for aspiring public speakers who are scared to perform in front of groups. Or for people who want to get back to public speaking after a hiatus.
KARAOKE CAN INCREASE YOUR VOCAL VARIETY
You may surprise yourself with the variety of tones you can hit, when singing.. You will like some tones and want to practice and keep them. Others not so much. Vocal variety is an important part of your took box, as a speaker. Increasing your vocal variety builds your tool box.
KARAOKE CAN MAKE YOU A MORE ENTERTAINING SPEAKER
Public speaking is not only about delivering a message. Any recording device can do that. The first thing a speaker needs to do is to maintain their audience’s attention.
Unless you keep the audience’s attention, you won’t get the chance to motivate them to take the desired action. Whether that desired action is buying products or services, supporting a cause, investing in something etc.
Sought after speakers are entertaining speakers. Performing karaoke can provide you with valuable experience and learning about entertaining audiences. You can supplement your learning by taking notes from other singers.
KARAOKE MAKES YOUR SPEAKING MORE EMOTIONALLY COMPELLING
We humans are emotional beings. Not logical beings. Logic may make us think. Emotions make us act. Emotions are front and centre in music. Your job is to bring the lyrics to life with your personality and emotional content.
This is a good habit to transfer to public speaking. To deliver a powerful speech, we need to emotionalize our words and bring them to life. Your karaoke experience can make your speaking more emotionally compelling.
You can practise delivering maximum emotional content, to your audiences, by choosing songs involving strong emotions. A few of my favorites are; Tom Jones’ “Delilah”, Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”, and Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case of Loving You”.
If you are a public speaker (regular or occasional), or aspire to be one, there are solid reasons to check out your local karaoke schedules.
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A few years ago, I watched part of a very forgettable comedy movie. It was about a young woman going through tough times. Every time she encountered a problem, she’d recite an affirmation. For instance, when a date stood her up, she’d say something like, “I am very attractive. Anyone would be proud to date me…” The dubious comedy was derived from the woman’s obvious disbelief in her words. This is a major problem with affirmations. If we affirm something we doubt, we generate negative energy. This pushes our vision away from us. Which is the opposite of what we want. What can you say, instead of affirmations, to get closer to your vision? Keep in mind that your vision (whatever it is) is always something you have experienced in the past and are experiencing right now. You simply want more of it. Whether it is more love, career success, freedom, fame, money or anything else. I suggest a gratitude statement, in which you express gratitude, for your experiences of your vision in the past, present and what is coming to you. This statement is true, because you ARE grateful for your past and present experiences of your vision. You need not pretend to believe anything you doubt! For instance, if our vision is of more financial wealth, you could create a gratitude statement such as: I am grateful for the wealth I have enjoyed in the past, which enabled me to experience….(Example: good food, shelter, clothing etc.) I am grateful for the wealth I enjoy now, which enables me to experience…(Example: holidays, paying your rent or mortgage etc.) I am grateful for the even greater wealth that is coming to me, which enables me to plan for…(Example: my new home, more vacation time, greater freedom, a legacy for my family etc.) Use whatever words inspire you the most. The key is to link the greater good you wish to receive with good you have received in the past and good you are receiving right now, in a chain of gratitude. This is powerful! In the video below, a young boy express gratitude upon receiving a chopping board for a birthday present. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=576wl8j2jFM Please comment on and share this post if you find value in it. Many thanks and Happy Manifestations!
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The biggest movements, whether religious, political, consumer or cult, begin with one leader. Often, the leader is viewed as an eccentric, or worse, in the early stages. The leader does something rather different than everyone else.
The first follower, as Derek Sivers notes, “turns a lone nut into a leader”. In fact, the first follower is almost as crucial, to start a movement, as the leader him or herself. A few more followers embrace the movement and it begins to grow. Growth, as the Law of Attraction dictates, leads to more growth.
The commitment and passion of the leader, and the early followers, largely determine the success of the movement. If the passion is maintained and increased, more and more people join the movement. Passion and commitment attract more passion and commitment. People attract more people. Joining the movement becomes the “cool” thing to do. This motivates still more people to join the movement. The movement may ultimately develop the power to influence an entire nation or even the whole world. It is a dramatic example of the Law of Attraction in action.
Check out Derek Sivers’ great little TED talk on “How to Start a Movement” on the link below.
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