When I say naked speaker, I mean without the whole set of sleek Powerpoint slides, latest projector, remote control, laser pointer, ginormous screen with latest videos and surround sound stereo. Without having memorized every single word of your speech and without copying someone else's style. Without pretence or illusion or false bravado, becoming a naked speaker is about being all the way you on the stage... all the time.
If you really want to be an inspiring public speaker, you need to strip it all away :
To present "naked" takes honesty, strength and self-‐awareness. Challenge yourself into this place and your speaking will change beyond belief.
Your authenticity connects to your audience's humanity and allows them to also be authentic. This is the quality that transforms public speaking from “technically very good” to “WOW”. It's all about sharing YOU… on stage.
Your insight into your topic, your beliefs/opinions/ideals based on facts that YOU have investigated. It might seem very mundane to you because you've experienced it already, but when you tell it to other people they might find it incredibly interesting and valuable.
When you allow yourself to become a 'naked' speaker, the ‘tool' that is public speaking is no longer about you. It's no longer about your nerves and your doubt. It's about your ability to bring benefit in the world. Get out there and use your power wisely. Get naked!
Do you see how being a brilliant, inspiring 'naked' speaker is closer to your nature than being a terrible one?
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