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Yoga for Public Speaking

Yoga for Public Speaking

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Yoga for Public Speaking

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  1. Yoga for Public Speaking Amy Love & Kera Coyer

  2. Today’s agenda • The basics: yoga and public speaking • Simple stretches, focus on posture and body language • Breathing techniques, pace/speaking techniques • Mind-body connection, staying grounded while speaking • Visualization, preparing and building confidence

  3. What do yoga and public speaking have in common? Both require commitment & focus

  4. What do yoga and public speaking have in common? Both require ongoing practice for growth & improvement

  5. What do yoga and public speaking have in common? Both require steady, regular breathing & focused pauses

  6. What do yoga and public speaking have in common? Both benefit from proper posture – how you hold your body affects your yoga practice & how your message is received

  7. Why yoga? • Reduces anxiety • Improves posture and flexibility • Helps with mind-body connection • Lowers stress levels

  8. Why yoga? • Allows you to focus your attention • Grounds you • Raises self awareness

  9. Yoga isn’t just poses! • Breathing exercises • Meditation/relaxation techniques

  10. Breathing Exercises • Guided activity • Tips to remember:

  11. Breath and Speaking • Your breathing affects your pace • Pauses can: allow you time to regroup, give your listeners time to international info and ask questions

  12. Posture Exercises • Guided activity • Tips to remember:

  13. Posture and Speaking • Your posture projects a mood • Good posture allows you to use gestures and body language • Don’t forget lectern pitfalls

  14. Mindfulness and Speaking • Guided activity • Tips to remember:

  15. Mindfulness and Speaking • Take the time to prepare & practice your speech in advance • Think about your audience & location • Ask for feedback from a friend • Anticipate problems

  16. Conclusion • Both yoga and public speaking are daily practices! • Community resources: • Valencia yoga classes • Toastmasters International