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Li Hayes on How to Speak on the Mainstage

Hello, hello! I am so excited you are here. I love sharing my special guests with you. Today’s guest speaks on a topic many of you have asked about. So let me ask you, do you have dreams of speaking on stage? Of taking your message to a larger audience and making more of an impact.? Or maybe you wish you simply didn’t have so much anxiety with public speaking. If so, you will really enjoy this guest. Li Hayes gives us deep insight into speaking on the main stage and tips on what does and doesn’t work with public speaking.


Meet Li Hayes

After years working as an Event Integration Agent – both representing professional keynote speakers and hiring speakers for events planners, Li Hayes endeavored to get more speakers to the Mainstage. Li launched Path to the Mainstage, a speaker development program, to provide the behind-the-scenes secrets that speakers need to know about the business of speaking. Path to the Mainstage gives emerging speakers and speakers who use the stage as a way to accelerate their businesses the skills they need to build successful speaking businesses.


How to Be Powerful in Public Speaking

Li shares a message for those who have an idea worth spreading. She speaks about ways to be powerful in public speaking, whether you are in person or on a virtual platform. No matter where you are speaking, you always want your message to add value and uplift the world somehow.


Tips for Public Speaking

Here’s what doesn’t work with public speaking:

[8:41] 1. Timing is a fundamental skill. Don’t speak for less than or longer than the allotted time. Practice, so you know your timing well.

[10:15] 2. Connect with the audience and get a sense beforehand of their language and objectives.

[12:07] 3. Profanity – don’t do it! Swearing usually only works with a small and distinct audience. Otherwise, it can be taken as offensive.

[14:03] 4. Speak to the camera and not off into the distance. Connect visually; otherwise, you’ll seem disinterested


Try these things instead:

[15:42] 1. Be creative and learn to do something different.

[19:17] 2. Have a community and tribe that can hold you accountable and tell you how you can improve. You can only see the world through your eyes. Get others’ feedback to learn.

[23:52] 3. Find a niche and become the ‘go-to’ for that community.


Final Thoughts

Take opportunities, even if you think they are small. Know the language of your audience, listen to the words and phrases they use, and use those to better connect with them while on stage. Ask yourself what is it that is special about you that you can share with the audience.

Sacred Connection

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