Every presentation requires a considerable degree of preparation, and no two engagements are the same. This is the case in just about every profession, from business to acting and even athletics. In other words, success depends on the warm-up – a topic we cover extensively in the Lakeside, Inc. training program.
The physical warm-up is an often-overlooked aspect of preparation. We’ve learned to combat nervousness by getting our blood flowing. This is done with some basic stretches and simple calisthenics. These activities not only act as outlets for excess energy; they also help us stay mentally grounded.
Of course, we warm up mentally as well. Some deep breathing exercises keep us centered and calm, while further maximizing blood flow. Visualization – a common practice around the Lakeside, Inc. workplace – also puts us in the right mind-set. Imagining ourselves giving well-received and memorable speeches always motivates us!
Our preparation wouldn’t be complete without vocal warm-up. When it comes to presenting, voice is far too important a tool to neglect. We care for ours by humming some tunes of our favorite songs. Doing so while doing a few head rolls adds a bit of extra rigor to the exercise.
Physical, mental, and voice warm-ups effectively prepare us to shine as public speakers. Like Lakeside, Inc. on [Facebook] for a closer look at our presentation strategies.