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The Best Expert Cleaning Services The best way to get residential cleaning services is by seeking out companies that offer these services. This is because they possess the expected facilities for the job, as well as qualified personnel. Gaining access to residential cleaning services is not difficult since such companies are in good numbers and … Continue reading “Short Course on Experts – Getting to Square 1”

The Best Expert Cleaning Services The best way to get residential cleaning services is by seeking out companies that offer these services. This is because they possess the expected facilities for the job, as well as qualified personnel. Gaining access to residential cleaning services is not difficult since such companies are in good numbers and easily available. But, if you demand a specific type of equipment for your request, the internet is a resourceful way you can use to find the exact company you need. Doing so, you are guaranteed to find the kind of services you yearn for. If you start a new industrial cleaning company, and your target market is industries, you should be fully aware of what they require from you. A good number of industries go for industrial cleaners who worked with them an portrayed professionalism, and reliability. Without a stiff competition, such a reputation from a service provider boosts the trust in the client. Just in case you want to start an industrial cleaning and restoration service company, treasure these as core factors. It becomes easier to stay ahead of competition and increase both customer and income growth. You can ensure that you plan the specific periods in terms of days, that the cleaners are going to come and clean. You can find the best way to fit this with your schedule the best way you can. You have the power to decide when you need the cleaning services, since most cleaning companies have flexible working hours. Assigning intervals for cleaning services enables you to plan for other activities that you are involved in during the week. You need not worry about adjusting your schedule because cleaning service companies are very good at keeping time.
What You Should Know About Companies This Year
It is not difficult to discuss payment agreements with a cleaning company because they have standard prices for their services. The pricing margin is not so big even though cleaning companies are different. If you have special cleaning requests, the price will be affected. The price can be affected if the required service goes beyond the set categories. Then again, you can count on a professional company to offer you a nice deal.
What You Should Know About Companies This Year
Make it a priority to seek out a known residential cleaning company, in case you are new to hiring such services Do not hire unskilled people, if you need to see expert delivery. They might not know what is expected of them during cleaning, hence ruin your furniture and electronic because they lack the required expertise. On the flip side, do not go to brokers either, since they usually charge a higher amount of money for seeking out the type of cleaning company you specified. To find a good cleaning company, search for those that are highly recommended by individual customers and companies.

Best Public Speaking Tips To Break the Stage Fright

Most people do not have any trouble communicating with small groups, such as friends and family. But when faced with a large number of people, especially in a group of professionals, they can’t help to feel the stage fright. Maybe you’re familiar with the cold hands, butterflies in the stomach, too much perspiration even when the auditorium is extra cold. In this article, I am going to go through some public speaking tips to help you overcome your fears.

It’s completely natural to feel the stage fright. Of course, when you’re not used to doing something, you will feel nervous. However, public speaking, like any other skills can be developed in due time and practice.

Here is a small list of public speaking tips that will surely help you get rid of the stage fright and allow you to give a great presentation:

The earlier, the better. Practice ahead of time. When you know just what to say and what to do, even with cold hands, you will be able to deliver speech well. Find time in your busy day to practice in front of the mirror. Imagine that the audience is all you. Point out all of the things that you think the audience is not as qualified as you. This will make you more comfortable as a public speaker.

Go to the venue 20-30 minutes ahead of time. Its better that you get comfortable with the surroundings and the stage. Check out every corner of the venue. When you do this, you will be able to feel relaxed and comfortable with your surroundings, alleviating some of your public speaking anxiety.

Breathe in deep. Breathe deep before starting to speak. Proper breathing can help to relax your body. A relaxed disposition and felling will help you feel more comfortable, allowing you to deliver a great speech.

Have a copy of your speech in big print. It’s good if you can produce even an outline of your speech so when the stage fright hits you, and you became suddenly out of place, you can just look at your outline and get started. The larger print, the better. You don’t want to be placing the paper near your face as you speak, just use it a “crutch” and for emergencies.

Know that you are the most knowledgeable person in the group. Remember that the reason your audience is there is because they want to learn from you. That means, in that very moment, you are the expert. If you are properly prepared, you can have your at the edge of their seats listening to all of the great information that they didn’t know.

Don’t forget the eye contact. A list of public speaking tips would not be complete without the eye contact. In public speaking, the best way to connect with your audience is to look them in the eye. Be confident that what you’re saying is true. In this way, you will be preserving your listeners’ attention.

Don’t forget that public speaking is a very common fear, and you are not alone. Prepare properly and follow these public speaking tips and give great presentations that you can be proud of.

Public Speaking Tips – How to Feel and Be More Confident About Yourself When Speaking in Public

As the Master of Ceremonies calls out your name,you slowly walk up to the stage amidst the applause of your audience to shake his hands.

And as you are walking up, you try very hard to keep the smile on your face while hiding your anxiousness.

Glancing back, you saw that in the eyes of the audience that they are full of anticipation, eager to hear what you have to share with them. Now, butterflies start to form in your stomach. You can feel the cold sweat trickling down your forehead and doubts begin to occupy your mind…

What if I forget the important points of my speech? What will the audience think of me? Will they laugh at me if I say something wrong? What should I do if they laugh at me?

After taking the last few painful steps, you finally manage to reach the emcee and shake his hands. Now the applause eventually died down and you are now on the stage… ALONE!!

As a speaker on stage, you are like a warrior fighting a battle with no allies around you. You’re there alone… and you’ve no one to fall back to if anything goes wrong.

You know you can’t afford to be anxious. After all, you’ve religiously followed the 4 steps to overcoming your fears of public speaking and you know you’ll be able to impress your audience with your speech – if you manage to deliver it properly and thoroughly, as what you’ve practiced weeks ago!

My friend, getting anxious and having butterflies in your stomach before your public speaking engagement is common. In fact, no matter how great a speaker is, he or she is bound to feel anxious and nervous. Even so, that doesn’t mean you have to show and tell everyone that you’re anxious.

After all, you won’t get a single sympathy by letting people know that you are nervous so why bother? Those accomplished speakers know how to camouflage their nervousness. Come and put up a great smile and forget about the stage fright.

Below are 2 great ways I personally used (and coach my students to use) to overcome their fears of public speaking…

Overcome Fears of Public Speaking Tip #1: Self-Visualisation

You probably have heard of the acronym of F.E.A.R, Felse Evidence Appearing Real.

Since you can’t force yourself to stop imagining things, then why not use your imagination to your public speaking advantage by thinking of something positive?

Before your public speaking engagement, create a mental image of yourself giving the talk and getting a positive response from your audience. Imagine you’re relax and confidence on the stage and your audience are listening attentively at what you’ve to share with them.

And as you conclude your speech, the audience are bewildered and give you a standing ovation.

Play this image over and over again in your mind. Now, how do you feel now? Do you feel as fearful as you were before?

This form of creative self-visualisation is also used by athletes who visualise themselves winning.

Overcome Fears of Public Speaking Tip #2: Move Around

Most public speaking coaches often advise their students to stand in one position when giving their talk and not move around. They believe that by standing in one position, they are less likely to display their anxiousness and nervousness to the audience.

You know what? I think otherwise!

Go ahead and walk around the stage! Don’t just stand in one position.

Walk up and down, move from left to the right… Move in any directions you want. By moving around, it will better help you dissipate the nervous energy as compared to standing in one position fidgeting.

The Fear of Public Speaking – Fear of Speaking Before a Group

Have you heard of a survey that states that the greatest fear people have is the fear of public speaking?

Jerry Seinfeld made fun of these findings when he said:

“A recent survey stated that the average person’s greatest fear is having to give a speech in public. Somehow this ranked even higher than death which was third on the list. So, you’re telling me that at a funeral, most people would rather be the guy in the coffin than have to stand up and give a eulogy.”

Fun as his comment is, there is a lot of evidence that people do have a fear of public speaking. We don’t need surveys for this, heck we know big guys who become sweating wrecks when they deliver a speech. Maybe (just maybe) you, rather like me, have been there yourself.

How Many People Have A Fear of Public Speaking?

The most famous survey, which identified the fear of public speaking as peoples #1 fear was the 1973 Bruskin survey published in David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace’s book, “The Book of Lists”.

3,000 Americans were asked to list their greatest fears. The largest group – 41%- reported that their greatest fear was speaking in front of a group. This fear was followed by a fear of heights, insects, financial problems, deep water, illness, death, flying, loneliness, and dogs.

Speaking before a group 41%
Heights 32%
Insects & Bugs 22%
Financial problems 22%
Deep Water 21%
Sickness 19%
Death 19%
Flying 18%
Loneliness 14%
Dogs 11%
Driving a car 9%
Darkness 8%
Elevators 8%
Escalators 5%

Surveys of course, only answer the questions you ask. Many surveys show respondents a list of options; so if your pet fear is not on the option list you might plumb for something that is on the list.

Likewise, a survey can be biased by the sample of respondents. For instance, a sample that is weighted to over 65 year olds might produce a different set of results compared to a sample biased towards twenty something college graduates.

Finally, surveys reflect people’s opinions at a certain moment in time.

In Bruskin’s famous survey, conducted in 1973, the fear of deep water was top choice for 19% of people. Two years later “Jaws” was released. I wonder if that 19% would have moved up in movie goers minds?

Similarly, this survey of Americans in 1973 has no mention of terrorism, whereas maybe, today, a terrorist attack would be more front of mind.

So Has The Fear of Public Speaking Diminished Over Time?

You might think so but…

In 1993, the Bruskin/Goldring Report followed up on the previous research with a survey asking 1,000 adults “about the things of which nightmares are made… ” Again, speaking before a group topped the poll.

And even more recently…

In 2001 a Gallup Poll about American’s fears still had 40% fear speaking in public.
Public speaking had actually fallen to the #2 spot behind… snakes (51%).

The full results of the Gallup poll of fears (2001) were:

Snakes 51%
Public Speaking 40%
Heights 36%
Confined Space 34%
Insects & Spiders 27%
Needles/Injections 21%
Mice 20%
Flying 18%
Dogs 11%
Thunder & Lightening 11%
Crowds 11%
Doctors 9%
The Dark 5%

What is interesting, is that many of the fears in the 1973 survey were still there nearly 30 years later. Indeed the top 3 from Bruskin’s survey were all still in the top 5 of the Gallup poll, and their percentages had hardly changed.

I am aware of a Discovery Channel Poll about “fears” from about 10 years ago that also had the fear of public speaking in it’s top 10.

There was also an ABC special report called “Signs of Fear” which listed the fear of public speaking in the #1 spot.

More recently, according to a survey for Reasontospeak.com conducted by Newspoll in Australia, Public Speaking is feared almost as much as death!

The research shows that 23 per cent of Australians fear speaking in public more than death, compared to 27 per cent who ranked death as their number one fear.

I am not precious about what tops different “fear” polls at different times.

What is conclusive, is that over the years, the fear of public speaking causes of lot of serious worry to a considerable amount of people.

Well, research shows that women have a greater fear than men. I don’t know the reasons for this. I do know that many women find it difficult to project their voices. I also know a fair few men who are supremely confident at standing up & holding forth. In fairness, quite a few of those characters that I have seen in action might not need coaching in overcoming fear but certainly need coaching in how not to bore the pants off their audience!

Generally, the more educated someone is, the less fear of speaking to an audience they have. This probably has something to do with giving presentations at college etc.

But again, not having fear is very different from actually being any good at it!

According to the Reasontospeak.com study in Australia, 25 per cent of the 35 to 64 age group fears public speaking more than death, compared to only 18 per cent of the 18 to 34 age group. Maybe younger adults are less fearful, but it could be that older adults are reaching leadership positions where the results of public speaking have far greater impacts on company financials & employee morale than young managers who are starting out on their careers.

The survey author actually said “Most company executives spend, on average, 85 per cent of their time speaking and listening as opposed to writing. So public speaking becomes a crucial communication skill to anyone in the world of work, as well as being a vital component in career advancement.

I personally, look around the world & my community and think that there are far greater things to worry about than Public Speaking. Of course, we all have nerves when we are about to step into the spotlight. I don’t think those nerves differ whether you are making a financial presentation to investors or making a wedding speech or an after dinner speech at the golf club dinner.

The Key is to learn and practise skills such as:

· Speech Writing – how to start and how to end a speech, logical flow etc.

· Speech Delivery – being heard, sounding interesting, sounding authentic

· Body language – eye contact, stance, movement, gestures

· Impromptu speaking

· Preparation

· Understanding your audience

You can develop these by hiring a speech writer or public speaking coach, buying a self development course to study at home, attending a public speaking class or course, buying a book, or joining a training organisation like Toastmasters International or the UK Association of Speakers Clubs.

Speaking in public is just one facet of business communication, but it is a skill that becomes more important the higher up the leadership ladder you go. There is a sense of expectation from colleagues, employees, customers and third parties, that senior leaders can communicate fluently in any situation.

Take the time to develop this crucial communication skill to enhance your confidence so that you will do just fine, no matter where Fear of Public Speaking comes in the latest survey.