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Improve Speaking - Hacking Your Brain-to-Mouth



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Hey guys it's Jake, and today I'm going to be talking about how to become a better speaker.

These are just some basic tips that I use that I know help me. The first thing that

I recommend in fact highly recommend is to start reading novels, books, and articles

out loud. Read out loud. Because really what public speaking is is all about being able

to pronociate while other people are paying attention to you. You've got that thing going

on in your head and you're freaking out like "oh my gosh what do I say next what do I do?"

But, when you're reading out loud, you're not having to worry about what you're going

to say of do next because the words in like.... Harry Potter... the words are already written

for you. So I can say, "She was right behind us. Said Ron frowning. Malfoy passed them

walking between Crabbe and Goyle. He smirked at Harry and disappeared. There she is. Said

Harry." I don't have to think about what I'm going to say next. All this helps me do is

process two things at the same time. Which is my brain, well three things, because my

brain has to process what I'm reading, and then my brain has to tell my mouth to speak

those words, and then my brain also receives the feedback from what I'm saying. So I'm

doing three things at once. It's a lot better for you to read out loud as far as building

your, well I'm not going to go into some kind of Woo Woo about how you can improve your

brain power or your intelligence, but there is more brain activity going on when you are

reading out loud. It helps you to be a better speaker and communicator. The second thing

I recommend if you're really serious about becoming a really good presenter is ... and

this all depends on what your job is, and if you have time for it. You can become a

substitute teacher and most placement agencies require that you only work four to five days

a month. Four to five days a month. You don't need to be a teacher forever, you can just

do this ten times or whatever. The reason I recommend this, and I recommend this for

anyone going into any industry because what it does is it forces thirty people to sit

and listen to you. It forces you to have thirty people that you're in charge of and you're

commanding. So if you're going into business, or if you're going to be a manager for a restaurant

or anything, the best thing you can do is become a substitute teacher for a awhile,

or part time whichever. It's amazing that they don't require it, but it should be a

requirement to graduate from college. They should make you have to sub for some allotted

time. Twenty days. Again, it's because you're forced to be in charge of thirty people, and

no-where really in life are you able to be in charge of thirty people at a time. Most

people haven't been. Maybe one percent at most. Of course teachers, but teachers, they

don't really have a problem with public speaking because they do it every single day. This

is for people who are going into sales or an industry where they're going to be talking

to a lot of people. But not everyday, you'd have to be good at it. So sub for a limited

time. If you're going to school full time as a student, whatever you're going into,

you can find time to sub. You don't need a degree to be a substitute teacher or even

a teachers assistant. You don't need to be a sub, you can be a teachers assistant even.

What's great about this is that you get paid to have people forced to listen to you. It's

two benefits. It's not a ton. Depending on your State, it should be somewhere between

seventy and a hundred and thirty dollars for six hours. If it's less than seventy then

you're not in a very good State. The third thing I recommend. This isn't as practical,

it's more to kind of psych you into things. It's to recognize that you are not there to

teach the people that already know what you're talking about. A lot of people have problems

uploading youtube videos because they say, "Oh so stupid because they're talking about

their industry." They think that everybody in that industry is going to look at them

and go "Wow, what is this person talking about, this is basic information." So anytime you're

going to be talking to any crowd or any type of video you just need to think that you are

there for the one person that's going to garner information from you. That will psych you

into a better pyschy. Because you won't have to worry about all the haters or all the people

that know about this stuff. Again, you are there for one person. The reality is more

than one person is going to benefit from your speech, but you only need to convince yourself

that "one" person will benefit from your speech. As long as one person benefits it was worth

it. So don't psych yourself out thinking that your teaching is irrelevant or not useful.

I think we're coming off the screen here. I'm going to do one more, and I'm going to

do it right here. That would be to talk into your voice memo app on your phone. This more

practical. iPhone and android phones they all have voice memos and voice recorders on

them now. Just chat. Just talk about whatever. You can record what you're reading out loud.

That's always good. Or just chat about your day. What's great is when you can make something

that you're doing benefit you in multiple ways. You could be recording your voice memos

and make those your journals. That way you don't have to type your journal or diary.

Your voice memos will become that. What's great about this is that if your spouse and

you both are doing this then... you know those people who have their loved one die in a tragedy,

and then they end up listening to their voicemail that they had left them a few days before

they died, or they just call their partners phone to listen to their voicemail? Well,

what's great about this is that you're going to have hundred and hundreds of hours of that

person's voice. That's just a little tangent there. It's really useful though. Also, if

you're reading out loud and you're recording what you're reading. So, say you've recorded

the whole Harry Potter series on your phone and uploaded it onto your computer, well you

now have Harry Potter as a book on tape. Now you can listen to that anytime in the future.

In ten or twenty years. But the greatest thing is that your kids will have this. Your kids

will have your voice reading to them as a book on tape. I talk about this is a lot of

the videos, it's about creating multiple payouts, or better multiple payout potentials, and

that's one of those right there. The main reason you want to record your voice is because

you want to listen to your voice. You want to know what you're sounding like. The ultimate

thing you can do is record a video, like what I'm doing here, of you talking, because then

you can start to analyse your mannerisms, the way you act, the way your move. The other

thing you'll start to notice is filler words. Don't focus on filler words too much, but

a filler word is ... if you're ever listening to a podcast or radio show, someone who hasn't

really been "filled" in on filler words. They are ums, ahs, kays, like, and. What those

are is when I go, "uuuuum" what's "ahhhhh. Do you see what that is? That's the ummm ahhh.

We're using it to fill in empty space. People freak out if their's a pause in their conversation.

You shouldn't, because when you start talking and hearing yourself ... you ... will .... start

.... noticing ...... all of those filler words that you're putting in. Then it will drive

you nuts. Then you will stop using so many filler words. "Likes" not really an adult

issue. Just cross that one out. "Like is more teenage. But um is rampant. If you're ever

listening to the radio and you hear filler words, you know what I'm talking about. And

now, if you've never really talked about it before, you'll probably go crazy. Sorry that

I brought them up. Get rid of those helps. You can think a lot better once you aren't

so afraid of having pauses. People do need to catch up to what you're say. If you don't

give them a chance to, then they'll have a hard time following along. That's one of things

that Steve Jobs was good at as a presenter. He didn't let there be filler word, he left

people hang on the ends of his words. That's why they're so good at presenting. Alright,

that's it. I Jacob Williams. If you haven't liked this video yet you should. If you've

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night.