Relax, You’re Giving the Speech They Were Meant to Hear!

Let me ask you a question? How do you handle it when you’re on stage and you suddenly realize that you’re not giving the speech you prepared and practiced? Watch this video to find out what I have to say on the subject!

Dale Carnegie wisely said, “There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.”

But the key to this conundrum is to remember that the audience wasn’t there when you wrote your speech. They certainly weren’t there when you practiced it. Therefore, they have no idea that what you are saying to them in the moment isn’t what you had planned to say … unless you bring it up.

So don’t bring it up!

Let your speech unfold as it will and trust that what you are presenting is what they audience was meant to hear. If the SNAFU is obvious, don’t make it a big deal. Acknowledge the mistake and move on. Things happen and your audience will understand … they’re there to hear what you have to say, not throw tomatoes when you make a mistake.

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About the author

Carma Spence, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Superpowers and turning their knowledge and interests into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

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