What is the Most Difficult Experience in Public Speaking?
By Sean Si
The first thing that jumped out of Jayson’s mind was the time he spoke to a group of CEOs from the same company, all of which were in charge of the company’s branch in different countries. With such top-level executives, Jayson could only be excited or nervous—depending on what perspective you choose. Another difficult experience was when his audience was somewhat entitled. In some rare cases, Jayson gets an audience that thinks very highly of themselves, it’s as if they aren’t convinced that they should listen to the speaker.When that happens, he tends to adjust to them. He switches from being playful and emotional to being logical and straight to the point.Speakers should always be ready to adjust to their audience. Accepting feedback should be intrinsic to them. You should always be humble and see that the reason why you weren’t able to connect with your audience might be you.For Jayson, the best compliment is when an old client says he acts differently on stage than before. It means he has improved in some way. Most of his personal growth and improvements come from the books that he’s read and the courses that he takes.