4 Body Language Tips from a World Champion Public Speaker

Mental preparation and Confidence are the two key elements to fight all the stage fright. The preparation will only be perfect if you are clear with the presentation. Even the speech delivery and clarity of the words are some of the important factors too that define a Good Public Speaker.

Here, I will be listing 4 basic Unfailing Tactics which can help any Public Speaker give a level-up performance.

World Champion Public Speaker

Body Language Tips from a World Champion Public Speaker

I recently bumped into Body Language Tips shared by the World Champion Public Speaker Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, and thought to share it with you guys. So, the 4 super tips for a strong speech delivery are:

»Open Palms Always.

Very important. Do not keep the palms folded during the speed. Keep them wide open, and let the audience connect to you. Open palms are also a sign of openness, and it keeps the listener connected to you and it also pleases their eyes.

»Keep a distance from the podium. If you have got one.

People usually have this habit of resting their hands on the podium, and they will sometime lean on it too. Do not touch the podium, just leave the speech note on the podium and interact with the audience using your hands. Don’t rest your hands on the podium as well.

»Be calm, and comfortable on the stage.

It’s important that you have a calm and peaceful mind on the stage. The demands get higher especially on a world championships track and field.

If you are feeling nervous, then take in your time for settling. This will not only help you with building the confidence but also give some time to the audience to settle down. Once you are comfortable, you just won’t feel any barrier.

»Ensure that there are no Body Barriers.

Freeing yourself, and your body is yet another point that you need to take care of. Folding your hands, and bringing the hands in front while talking, etc are signs of nervousness. Never let your audience feel that you are nervous.

To overcome, you only got to free your body and let them open. Don’t bother about how you are looking, and other insecurities. Feel as if there is nothing between your speech and the listeners.

These are the 4 simple tips that you can try out, and bring out a big difference in your Public Speaking.

How to Build a Good Hockey Team For Championship

I received a lot of queries regarding the qualities that selectors look for in a good Hockey Player. This player has to be more than just extraordinary when it comes to national championships. But what are the skills and points you need to have? Does a skillful player still make it out and get selected in a Hockey team?

Good Hockey Team For Championship

How to Build a Good Hockey Team For Championship

Hockey is a game which is played between two teams, who tries to push and carry forward a ball from their position and tries to hit the target net provided on the opponent’s end. The opponent tries to defend the ball incomings. This is similar to the football, just that the ball is smaller and all the players have got a hockey stick for hitting the ball.

Good with the Basic Skills

The Basic SkillsYou need to be good with all your basic hockey skills. The player must be able to pass the ball accurately to the right person, and he/she must have a good control of the game in particular. Also, the player should receive the ball and get in control quickly. Receiving and passing the ball with control, is the basic of all. All the players should master this before trying all the advanced tricks.

Your Attitude Matters a lot

No matter if the player is highly skilled or popular, if his attitude is not right among players and people in general – then he could fail at the selection. So make sure that you got the right behavior and personality in front of your team-mates and your seniors.

Build a team who is not only physically well-built but also mentally strong.

The team should be mentally strong as well, along with being physically strong. This is because there will be instances where the team will feel the pressure and during those times the players have to be strong mentally and not panic with the situation.

You have to be committed to your game and remain focused on the game even though things go in the opposite way. Therefore, mental strength is required for big games like the championships.

The player is Confident with all the moves

This is so common these days, people doubt their abilities even when they are skilled ones. The player should believe in his skills and have the right confidence when it’s the time to showcase the skills. If you feel to get trained in this department, then you can join academies for this. There are many organizations that are helping out people in building up the confidence in them.

Fitness is taken care of seriously

Fitness is importantFitness is importantHow can you expect the player to play well without being fit? The player has to seriously consider what he is eating and also keep the fitness in check. Games like hockey demand the player to be fit and strong, so work on your body and health well. This is important if you wish to be a part of the national team or any other championship.

Speed is crucial, and it will help you in the longer run

Speed is something which is important for both the defensive as well as attacking players. If you are an attacking player, then speed is a must. While for the defensive players, you need to have the speed to deal with all the serves and attacks coming from the opposite team. It can work as a big asset, where the other team won’t actually when you scored the goal with an amazing speed.

Effective communication between the players

Players should have a good cooperation as a team as well as they should have a good understanding of each other. This is important, both on-field as well as outside the field. Communication plays a key role in this, the teams must have effective talks during the game. Also, the players have to be good listeners too and have an attitude of learning.

So, these are the must-haves in a team and their players – to get placed in the Championship teams. Above all, the players must have a good vision about the game and could be able to judge the game and understand it way better. This will give them the right way of playing and increase the chance of winning.

Champions! Here is your New Year Resolution List!

Resolutions are those promises or changes that you wish to make in your life.  If you have got some undesired behavior or nature that you want to get rid off, then you can include that in the New Year resolution. So, may be you are confused with the term or someone who is looking for different ideas which can be included in this list.

New Year Resolution List

Your New Year Resolution List – Set New Goals

It seems like every year we make these. These New Years Resolution ideas. And yet, it seems like we almost never follow them. Include me in that. I make lists. I check them twice. And I never follow up on them. This year, I hope, will be different. Here is my New Year’s Resolutions list (feel free to add your own, or help me with mine):

1. Eat Healthy

Everyone says this. I’m going to try,though. If it means cutting back on chips with lunch, so be it. Maybe I can make my sandwich a wrap-wich. Little things like that go a long way.

2. Cut back on SodaCut back on Soda

You have no idea how much soda I drink. This is my bad habit. I go to Burger King or McDonald’s daily to get a medium diet coke (they happen to have the best). Ironically, I don’t get food from there a lot. I do get a lot of sodas. If I cut back on that, I help solve my first goal. Win-win. But, this is going to be so hard. It’s like stopping smoking cigarettes. You can try, but it is hard.

3. Be nice

This might be general, but I want to be nicer to be people. I try to be nice. But it doesn’t always come off that way. By making a concerted effort, I can come off even nicer.

4. Don’t hold grudges

Everyone has grudges. I’m going to try and get rid of mine, and not create new ones.

5. Get cards for birthdays

I’m bad on birthdays. I try and call, but I usually forget. This year, I’m going to get everyone close to me a birthday card. I’ll get them in advance. That way, I won’t have to forget. Genius!

6. Make my sites better

I’m going to try and make The Blog of Champions ten times better. Not sure how. But, I think by posting more, and making it more personal, I can.

7. Rant a little more

Ranting is good for the soul. I rant a lot on this blog. I want to rant more. Get more things off my chest. Besides, I find my best posts are of the ranting sort.

Reach out to friends8. Reach out to friends I don’t see enough

There are some friends I just never see or talk to. Scheduling makes it impossible. This year, I’m going to reach out more to my friends who I need to see more. Everyone wins.

9. Give back

With this economy, people are struggling. Badly. And even if you’re struggling, there’s a good chance someone is hurting worse than you are. So this year, I want to give back to charities who need help. I’m thinking Food Banks. And this one goes to all of you: give as much as you can. A little goes a long way.

And last but not least:

10. Give Thanks

I happen to be very lucky. Great family. Great friends. Great job. Great everything, really. I want to give thanks more. Say it more to my family, friends. Say it more to me. Say it more. The people around me deserve it.

It may seem like a daunting task, but, hopefully, I’m up for it.