”Laurent – det här påminner mig om starten till TALAkademin…”

”Welcome, Marion !
I am Laurent, from France.

Panicking at the thought at having to speak in public was a part of my life.

And then one day, I decided that things couldn’t continue like that. I had to do a presentation for a small audience and the president of the bank where I worked.

I was so sick at the thought of it that I said to my wife that I was going to ask my boss to replace me. It would be best to accept that I wasn’t made for it and leave someone else to take my place.

But I realized that I would be much worse if I avoided the problem. I would undermine my confidence in my ability to speak and the next time I needed to do it the stress would certainly be worse. So I said to myself that I must defuse the situation:

most of the people who would be present knew that I sometimes had elocution problems. I should accept it, even if it meant that I had to joke about it or take a break if it really came to the worst.

As a result I decided to face up to the situation and do everything possible to make things go smoothly.

That was only the beginning of a great adventure. It hasn’t always been easy, but that decision was the basis of the enormous progress I have since made. 

Working on public speaking has been a giant leap in my walk on the lunar surface of stuttering.

Nowadays I regularly do presentations at work and I have also been invited to lecture at conferences on stuttering. Previously, faced with these gatherings – in places such as amphitheaters and congress halls – I would have run a mile.

In my book, I wrote a whole chapter on public speaking with 9 tips who could help you :

Prepare yourself

Be concise : less is better !

Practice

Prepare to stutter

Work on your posture

Smile

Make them laugh !

Slow down

Practice ! (again :-))

You can find the chapter ”I WISH I HAD KNOWN THAT SOME OF THE BEST SPEAKERS IN THE WORLD STUTTER” on this link :

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NC3oeVdROjqZ6n4bi7foJz1UsbAofmJu/view?usp=sharing

Have a good time !

Laurent

http://goodbye-stuttering.blogspot.fr

2018-01-08 11:22 GMT+01:00 mdefloris@yahoo.com [neurosemanticsofstuttering] <neurosemanticsofstuttering@yahoogroups.com>:
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”Han kom som ett yrväder… ‘Va, sitter ni här å fikar! Å jag som trodde att ni tränade å tala!”
Ja, där satt vi i början på Östergötlands stamningsförening och fikade, när LG kom in. Då började vägen mot TALAkademins tillkomst. Resten är historia som flera känner till. Världskongressen med namnet ”World Communication” 1995 blev höjdpunkten. Snart  därefter TALAkademin.

”I WISH I HAD KNOWN THAT SOME OF THE BEST SPEAKERS IN THE WORLD STUTTER”. Så skriver Laurent i sin bok som är väl värd att läsa eller studera.

Nu ska jag läsa om det här kapitlet!!!  🙂

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