Public Speaking has not always been easy for me. Truth be told I would fret over a talk for weeks on end. It was when I was thrust on to the podium one day and had to speak from my heart that it all changed. I don’t think it is something that that anyone is really taught. Now that I am comfortable on the platform it is hard to remember the struggles. Trust me there were many of them some good and some not so good.
Power of Ted Talks
So often I am asked how to I can easily get up and give inspirational talks. I came across this video that talks about successful Ted Talks which is public speaking as an art form. I am struck by the similarities that the Ted format has to that of the talks I hear in Spiritualist Churches. There is always an idea that needs sharing, discussed and brought to the masses.
In this video he comes across with four key components of a good talk. Some that I hope assist you when it comes time to speak.
- Single Idea
- Given listeners a reason to care
- Build your idea
- Make your idea worth sharing
The next time you are asked to speak, share from the heart and say yes! It is what is needed in the world. Don’t let fear stop you. Everyone who will be in the audience when you speak will need to hear what ever you are inspired to speak about. Even if it is just one person that you help that is what is needed. It could mean the world to them.
I have been blessed to have it proven time and again that the things I say when I speak publicly matter. I trust Spirit and speak with love. Not once have I not heard from someone grateful for what I had said. So why are all these Ted Talks so powerful? It is because they are worked on, they are practiced and they come from the heart. The more you speak, the better you become. What is that old saying? “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!”