If you don’t yet use Tableau (or a similar data visualisation tool, such as Power BI), chances are high that you may well in future. As businesses become more data-driven, I’d say presenters will use tools like Tableau more and more.
For the last 10 years, I’ve been posting once a month (or more) on this blog.
Now, with 150 posts and almost 1,000,000 views under my belt, it feels like time for a change. That’s why from now on, I’ll post less often than before.
I’m still fascinated by public speaking, data visualisation, and business communication in general. And I believe people’s need for help and inspiration in those fields is just as great as ever. So I’m sure you’ll find new tips and videos shared here from time to time.
You could say:
“It’s not goodbye, it’s just au revoir”
So until the next time, all the best with your presentations. And as this blog’s header-image says:
Because fear of public speaking’s such a huge issue, any useful advice on it’s a great help – to speakers everywhere.
So I was delighted to find a really helpful video on that topic from speaking coach Alex Lyon.
In fact, Alex posted a pair of related videos in recent weeks.
In this post, I’ll focus on the 1st of those, which looks at ways your mindset can help to reduce your fear of public speaking. The 2nd video (which you’ll find at the end of this post) looks at ways your behaviour can help to lessen your nerves, too.
In the 1st video, I love how Alex starts:
“These tips will help you cut your anxiety in half” Alex Lyon, at 0:08
What a winning way to open! He doesn’t claim you can crush your nerves completely. And that distinction’s key to managing your fear – yet it’s all too easy to forget.
At its peak, that post had more than 22,000 monthly views (in October 2016). That wasn’t just an outlier, either – for 3 months in 2016, the post had more than 20,000 monthly views. And for 11 months that year, it had over 10,000.