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March 07, 2011 06:59 ET

Public Speaking: "Is It for Everyone?" Asks Outsource Ten's MD

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Outsource Ten Managing Director Brett Heyes this week focuses on the Oscars with Outsource Ten's version coming up on the 26th March 2011.

For many people, public speaking means sweaty palms, marbles in the mouth and shaky knees especially when addressing large groups of people. Based on the true story of King George VI, The King's Speech follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice. This true story depicts the effects of just how much public speech effects people on a daily basis.

One of Outsource Ten's focus areas is public speaking. Managing director Brett Heyes has listed ten common misconceptions about public speaking in an effort to maybe unveiling new talent in this area.

  1. Thinking that public speaking is inherently stressful (it's not).
  2. Thinking you need to be brilliant or perfect to succeed (you don't).
  3. Trying to impart too much information or cover too many points in a short presentation.
  4. Having the wrong purpose in mind (to get rather than to give/contribute).
  5. Trying to please everyone (this is unrealistic).
  6. Trying to emulate other speakers (very difficult) rather than simply being yourself (very easy).
  7. Failing to be personally revealing and humble.
  8. Being fearful of potential negative outcomes (they almost never occur and even when they do, you can use them to your advantage).
  9. Trying to control the wrong things (e.g., the behavior of your audience).
  10. Spending too much time over preparing (instead of developing confidence and trust in your natural ability to succeed).

Mr Heyes believes that "Public speaking is all about confidence in the topic, the crowd and the person delivering the message. Before starting in Outsource Marketing, I was petrified of public speaking. Since becoming more and more confident within my field, I have learned to control the anxiety caused by public speaking and channeled the energy in a positive manner to help me deliver a message to large groups confidently".

The good news is that no matter what level of ability public speakers may have, Outsource Ten have a platform for development in public speaking and many more.

Unlike Colin Firth, Brett Heyes hasn't won any Oscars for any performances but is excited at the news that Outsource Ten's version of the Oscars are being held at the end of March at the DeVere Hotel, Carden Park in Cheshire and will be a great opportunity for Networking and Development in all areas of Outsource Marketing.

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