What if I told you the key to presenting confidently is tied to your breath? As adults we form bad habits that inhibit us from taking full, supportive breaths. If you have a baby you may notice, despite all the crying, they are never hoarse and never run out of energy because they are breathing naturally without worry or bad habits.
Breathing: it’s something we do everyday without giving it a second thought. Engaging your supportive, natural breath leads to a stronger presentation.
Think about how you speak on an everyday basis.
Typically you don’t run out of breath in the middle of your thought or even during a long rant. Your mind and body know how to breathe efficiently. However, when anxiety creeps in during public speaking, breathing may become difficult which can ruin your presentation. When you are actively working towards supportive breath, you are already one large step closer to a more engaging presentation. You are able to calm your nerves, connect to your body, and connect to the audience through breath. When doing this, you can start and finish your presentation without a hitch.
Calming your mind and body before your presentation, speech or pitch.
You walk into the room, or log on to Zoom, with confidence. Once you find your supportive breath, before you begin, you must continue using that breath throughout your entire presentation. Remember: presenting confidently is tied to your breath.
Connecting with your breath does not mean that you won’t be nervous or mess up. It means that you have the tools to speak with clarity, engage with your audience, and make an impact.
Learn how to connect to your supportive breath by reading this Bee Young Comms post.
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