Just about every client who comes to me for coaching on presentation skills tells me they want to be more confident in front of an audience. I tell them to forget about confidence and concentrate on tapping into their enthusiasm for the subject.
You can be very confident without being a very good presenter. Would you want to attend a presentation by this guy?
Photo by Official Star Wars Blog
Enthusiasm is much more engaging and interesting. I’d love to hear what this guy has to say:
Photo by ME
For more on this subject, see my article 5 Reasons Why Enthusiasm Is Better Than Confidence.
Tapping into Enthusiasm
When preparing to go on stage, ask yourself:
Why do you care about this?
How do you feel about it?
What’s the most shocking part?
Which part makes you smile?