Physical Limitations Don’t Have to Limit You~
A Stutterer Speaks Successfully in this TED presentation but, when Megan Washington sings she doesn’t stutter. Isn’t that curious? I thought so initially. Although Stuttering is not uncommon, it does discourage many people from Speaking at Public events like biz meetings or luncheons or at public events such as TED.
There are 3 points I’d like you to take away from this presentation,
Megan doesn’t let her stutter prevent her from Speaking to us.
She uses her phone as a ‘guide’ to her Presentation.
Her music is really lovely…I enjoyed her Performance. Didn’t You?
If someone you know has a stutter or some other speech impediment, I hope you’ll share this video. It’s another good example of people overcoming their fear of embarrassment. Fortunately for us, Megan shares Her talent, ideas, and Music with us. And of course we all Benefit from her input and in this instance…her Talent.
Unless Megan had an alternative way of communicating like writing, or in this case Singing, we may never have any input, perspective, or solutions contributed by Her.
I am seeing more tech devices being used to aid in delivering Presentations. Replacing note cards with an easy to carry device: a Tablet, is convenient and in many ways a better choice. If you choose a Tablet, be sure to practice with it many times to ensure you are comfortable using it with an audience. Good Point: have it fully charged and as a back-up, have a printed copy available… just in case of Tablet or Power failure.
Finally, I encourage you to take a look at your resistance to participating in public events. If you’re on this website, you’re probably looking for answers, information, technique and maybe a bit of encouragement. I hope this post gave you something useful, even inspirational, to take away.
Speaking Skills are learnable at anytime, anywhere,
at any age. Begin, Change your future…