The speaker has to have the mindset that he's there to help. He's on a mission. She's there because the audience needs what she has to say.
If there's any doubt, if there's any sense that's not the case, the speaker will certainly be less effective and may even flounder. Perhaps jittery nerves will take over and doubt will creep in.
If you're ever going to be your best as a speaker you must adopt the mindset that you've been sent with a purpose and that you're the best person to accomplish it for that audience on that day.
Knowing you're on a mission and that the audience needs you, you speak with confidence, authority and, frankly, love.
Instead of that creating undue pressure, however, it ought to serve as a powerful, motivating and guiding force. Knowing you're on a mission and that the audience needs you, you speak with confidence, authority and, frankly, love.
So, as you're introduced, you get up out of your chair, energy rises, your pace quickens and wham!
The mission has begun. You connect.
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