Planks of Confidence Components to Building Confidence Content

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Planks of Confidence Components to Building Confidence

Planks of Confidence Components to Building Confidence

Content � Have something worthwhile to say. � Don’t base your speaking on assertions

Content � Have something worthwhile to say. � Don’t base your speaking on assertions or emotional appeals.

Organization �Have some type of an outline that is easy for both you and

Organization �Have some type of an outline that is easy for both you and your audience to follow. �Don’t rely on the “spontaneity” of the moment. �Guide your audience

Notes �Jot down your ideas in a brief and directed form. �Do not just

Notes �Jot down your ideas in a brief and directed form. �Do not just read your notes to the audience. � 2 biggest problems to avoid when using note: �Too many words on a note card �Too many note cards

Friendliness � Be Congenial � Express friendliness to get positive feedback

Friendliness � Be Congenial � Express friendliness to get positive feedback

Impression �Having a good start is essential in building confidence. �Prepare yourself by dressing

Impression �Having a good start is essential in building confidence. �Prepare yourself by dressing and grooming appropriately.

Dedication � Practice, Practice � Get used to hearing your own voice.

Dedication � Practice, Practice � Get used to hearing your own voice.

Empathy �Know how it feels to feel that way. �Don’t assume that you are

Empathy �Know how it feels to feel that way. �Don’t assume that you are the only person with problemsother people face the same problems you do.

Newness � Apply some originality � Make the speech your own. � Take a

Newness � Apply some originality � Make the speech your own. � Take a different approach to the topic.

Conviction � Believe in what you say. � Add your own personal dimension to

Conviction � Believe in what you say. � Add your own personal dimension to the topic.

Enthusiasm � Get fired up to present your speech. � Inspire your audience.

Enthusiasm � Get fired up to present your speech. � Inspire your audience.

Questions �Which two or three of the planks are your strengths? Why? �Which two

Questions �Which two or three of the planks are your strengths? Why? �Which two or three of the planks are you weakest at? Why? �How can you improve the ones you are weakest at?