The Role of Emotion in Making a Great Speech
Who doesn't? But most people worry about the possibility of negative emotions wreaking havoc with their perfectly planned speech.
They spend days or weeks writing out their speech, ensuring that it says exactly what they want to convey; they practice their speech out loud whilst watching themselves in a mirror, trying out different nuances in body language and tonality.
They practice their jokes and decide on exactly how to deliver their punch lines.
But a niggling little voice can keep chirping away in the background, saying "what if...
" There are many and varied "what ifs" which can begin to nag away at you, each one making its attempt to wear away a little more of your public speaking confidence.
What if you forget where you are in your speech, or if you dry up, or if your voice sounds strange? What if you start to blush or sweat profusely? Or if the audience doesn't "get" your jokes or they start to nod off? The list of "what ifs" is seemingly endless, and each one has the ability to evoke in you a vivid picture of exactly what you do not what to transpire! Those images can become indelibly imprinted in your mind's eye and may even start to link together into a slide show or complete horror movie; not good for ones confidence and equilibrium.
Each one of those images invokes an emotion - one which is both strong and gripping.
The worst of those images can create a strangle-hold of fear.
Even one who has a fairly robust sense of self confidence will inevitably experience some twinges of negative anticipation.
The emotion is so strong and vivid because the pictures you create are strong and vivid.
To overcome the feelings which you are experiencing, you have to change the images which you are viewing in your mind's eye.
Once you know to do this, the task is easy with the help of hypnosis.
With hypnosis you can create for yourself a rather different slide show, seeing yourself calm and relaxed, making the best speech possible.
Negative emotions can be flipped over and replaced by positive feelings in their stead.
To make a great speech you do need to utilize emotions.
Sales people will tell you that people do not buy upon logic; they buy on their emotions.
In making a speech you are in effect selling your ideas to the audience, and thus it is important to invoke and elicit an emotional reaction.
You want to convey your thoughts in an emotional manner, making it easy for your audience to feel that which you want them to experience.
In making a great speech emotions play an enormous, varying and powerful role.
It is necessary to eliminate the chirping voice of negativity and harness the power of your own imagination so as to create a positive emotional reaction to the words which you are saying.