Why even a sophisticated and polished text of speech can not unfold its effect if the speaker is unable to present the manuscript accordingly. But even sales people talking in sales is not always easy off the tongue.
In the British biopic “The King’s Speech” holds the British King Albert George VI. for the first time a speech broadcast by the radio. But Albert’s nervousness and stuttering make the speech a fiasco.
Only rarely are spectators witnessing such an abundance of clenched incompetence and masses of crude carvers. There are so many rhetorical mishaps and blamable embarrassments that are not only annoying for the person concerned, but a true disaster. The actor Colin Firth shows that very skillfully in his appearance as head of state. The film is a real lesson for sales speeches – because blame for this misery is the disgraceful gang.
The embarrassing gang: they lurk everywhere in talking about sales!
The disgraceful gang has a multitude of members. Your preferred workplace (ie crime scene) is on every stage, every podium and in the meeting rooms of this world. They always practice their profession where they are spoken, sung, recited, recited or generally presented to projectors, cameras, microphones and audiences.
Sneaky, they lurk on the floor with traps to slipping, holding ready stumblers and slip-ups, hiding in scenes, where suddenly objects fall over. They finger the technology, prefers beamer, sound and light.
The members of this clan are also not afraid to fondle the speaker, for example, on the clothes by twisting his tie, open the fly or let a necklace slip.
Sometimes they mix cleverly with rational arguments or crawl silently into logical conclusions – all completely incalculable. They ambush even a wise strategist and devastate his thoughts. By tarnishing his analytical fortune, they may even make him a loser.
The aim of the embarrassment gang is always to spread fear, fear and terror and to embarrass man before others so that he is ashamed of the ground.
The members of the embarrassment gang
The head of the disgraceful gang is the stage fright
Whether dry mouth, wet hands or nervous fluttering of the eyelids, corners of the mouth, nostrils, soft knees or shaky fingers: All these guys are the dearest sisters and brothers in the gang.
They are closely related to the best hated lump in the throat
The members of the embarrassment gang act individually as well as in a team or all together. The lump focuses mainly on preventing the first word of a text from being spoken.
He is not to be confused with his little brother Frog in the throat
An insidious journeyman, who prefers to finish the lecture in the midst of the best flow of words, completely surprising and unpleasant. So, every speaker quickly becomes a victim and has no chance to escape.
The embarrassment gang is internationally represented and has relatives abroad. The dropout – once emigrated to America, frustrated and destitute, gained international fame there as “The Blackout”. In the meantime he has returned home – together with his cousins Hanger and Verhaspler. In some areas, the two are also known as slip-ups and tongue twisters. Not to forget the alpine representatives – the rhetorical burps or also called Kuhlaute, the Äh`s.
And as in any good family, beats at least one of the kind. The Blamagenan clan is a joker, the human well received by the audience. His name is repressed laughter. In the undoubtedly most charming variant, he was once personally presented perfectly by the “Miss Tagesschau” Dagmar Berghoff personally – in their attempt to read the lottery numbers even more objectively despite press-biting and watery eyes. At the end, she could only stammer gurgling “forgiveness” several times.
How To Protect Yourself From An Attack Of The Blaming Clan – 4 Tips
You’re lucky if you do not meet any of these types of embarrassment gang. But never be too sure that you will go undetected if you speak out. It is better if you are prepared that it could happen anytime and maybe it happens right now …
There is no one hundred percent protection. Do not even try to fight against your nervousness. This will not help you with the preparation nor while holding your speech or presentation. On the contrary, you only waste valuable energy.
1. Accept your excitement as a positive adrenaline rush
After all, your stage fright ensures that you are fully focused and take the matter seriously. Most stage fright disappears after a few sentences. Recall this when the fever curve jumps up just before the big moment. In order not to let it get that far, there are some helpful methods.
2. Very important for your voice is proper drinking. Before your presentation, take a glass of carbonated water
This should not be too cold, otherwise your vocal cords will suffer. During your talk, you should drink a sip from time to time. Put a glass of water within your reach.
3. Before the talk, you can grab a magic pill, which is an old home remedy: Emser Pastilles
They work wonders for your throat. You build a protective shield, moisturize the pharyngeal mucosa and prevent the excitement from tying your throat.
4. What you definitely need is a bullet proof vest in the form of a quote or an interim summary
With it you can dub a blackout skillfully. If you present a quote, you give the audience the impression that you have prepared yourself very well. Write this on your manuscript and make a clear mark on it.
From magic pill to bulletproof vest – aids for speakers
In general, a good preparation is the best protective measure, because: who thinks ahead, is superior afterwards. Every athlete warms up before a competition. Every singer sings before a concert and every speaker should make his voice ready before he enters the audience. The analogy to the athlete is not far-fetched, because the vocal cords are muscles that need to be trained.