Tag Archives: angst om te presenteren

Presentatie stress en hormonale reacties…

In de 16 jaar dat ik werk als presentatie coach is de meest gestelde vraag zonder twijfel hoe je af geraakt van de stress. Wat velen niet weten is dat heel ervaren sprekers ook stress ervaren, het lijkt alleen alsof ze heel zelfzeker op dat podium staan omdat ze precies weten hoe ze moeten omgaan met die stress. Stress voor een presentatie zal je altijd hebben (meer of minder afhankelijk van topic, publiek en voorbereiding) want het is een natuurlijke hormonale reactie. Wat kan helpen is ‘bewust’ een houding aan te nemen voor het publiek. Ga dicht bij het publiek staan, beweeg vanuit jouw schouders en kies een rusthouding zoals personen die het weerbericht presenteren op televisie. Link naar dit filmpje legt haarfijn uit wat er in jouw lichaam gebeurt… http://blog.ted.com/required-watching-for-any-ted-speaker-…/

Invitation to my home with lunch

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November 26 I organize another half day workshop at my home in Nieuwenhove (close to Ninove). The topic for this workshop will be how to feel confident in front of your audience. Every speaker is nervous though you can be nervous and still project power to your audience. To do that you have to know how to tell your story, you have to get to know your own natural presentation style, and you have to know how PowerPoint can work with or against you. In this workshop the focus will be on POWER through crystal clear content and strong natural style. If you want to know how this can work for your presentations, enroll for this half day workshop for only 300€ per person.

We start at 9:00 (welcome from 8:30 with lovely breakfast), we work the whole morning in an interactive way and end at 12:30 with a warm lunch (soup-dish-dessert). As I love to cook I love to know if there are any intolerances I need to know of or food you really don’t like…You can enroll by sending a mail to sylvieverleye@icloud.com. If all people who enroll speak Dutch, this workshop will be given in Dutch…This workshop is only for 10 people!

Zenuwachtig om te spreken en toch krachtige uitstraling!

Gisteren werkte ik met een groep van allemaal onervaren sprekers. Ze volgden de opleiding ‘bewust presenteren’ omdat hun job inhoud veranderd was en in de toekomst zouden ze vaker moeten presenteren. Niet dat ze vragende partij waren, geen van allen! De problematiek was dat ze niet graag in het midden van de belangstelling stonden en dat is precies wat er gebeurt bij een presentatie. Ik laat hen allemaal een verhaal vertellen om hun stijl te ontdekken en dan zie je de typische houdingen waarbij ze zichzelf proberen weg te cijferen. En dan gebeurt er iets mooi. Ik vertrouw hen toe dat elke spreker zenuwen heeft (ik ook nog voor een groot publiek) maar dat bewust gebruik van lichaamstaal kan helpen om een krachtige uitstraling te hebben. En dan gaan we aan de slag, zien ze op de filmpjes de veranderingen en het ongeloof dat zij dat zijn die ik filmde. Hoe mooi kleine trucs kunnen helpen en effectief ook zelfvertrouwen geven. Heerlijk vind ik het :-)

Give the audience what they want!

Yesterday I heard a great story from a manager at the European Commission. He was invited to be one of the speakers at a conference in the South of France. He was originally speaker number10…but the organisation had decided at the last moment to let the mayor speak as well which made him speaker n°11. When it was his turn, obviously, they were way out of time but they still wanted him to do the presentation. It was late, it was sunny, people were hungry… so he decided not to do his prepared presentation. Instead he simply asked whether the audience had any questions they absolutely wanted an answer to. There were quite some questions, he answered them, and that was it. Afterwards he was congratulated for his marvelous presentation and he was referred to as ‘the guy who didn’t present’… and they ALL remembered him!

The reason why I love my job…

For the first time in the 11 years that I give training in presentation skills I got all emotional yesterday… I had a workshop for 11 people. One of the participants, Paul, didn’t like to present at all and that showed in his first exercise. He did not look at the audience at all though focussed on the ground, and he had this nervous twitch around his eyes. Although during this first exercise I could tell that in fact he is a great storyteller. Before the second exercise I had explained the importance to connect with the audience and how to do that. That second exercise was all about introducing your topic for which they had received my presentation model. Paul waited very long to do his exercise but when he came on stage….it was amazing. He actually looked at the audience and I couldn’t have done the introduction better myself (I told you he was a storyteller and that really works…). When his exercise was nearly finished I could feel tears in my eyes as I was so happy for him which made me happy. Thank you Paul…

Smile and show enthusiasm

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This is a great example in many ways. The presenter talks about how she dealt with stagefright and the same time it is a great example of a very nice presentation. Look how she smiles throughout the presentation…She gives examples, great to do in a presentation, in fact her whole presentation is one long story. Attention of the audience assured. She looks at her notes from time to time and that is OK, there are pauzes from time to time and that is OK. She captures the attention with her enthusiasm and that is the strenght of this presentation.