Saturday, February 10, 2007

Better public speaking advice than "imagine everyone in the audience naked"

Worried about speaking in front of a crowd?

The classic advice for overcoming stage fright when performing in front of a crowd is to "imagine everyone in the audience naked".

I'd like to suggest new advice for all nervous public speakers:

"Imagine you are performing in front of a nudist audience."

Why is my advice better? Your average audience is going to be uncomfortable naked – that's the way culture is around most of the world. The average audience will be jittery and anxiety-ridden sitting there naked with friends around them. That does not make for a good speaking experience.

In contrast, nudists are at least as comfortable nude as they are clothed. Better yet, the nudist culture is known for its open-mindedness. They make the perfect audience.

Learn about an instance where 2 clothed entertainers performed in front of an audience of nudists and how it all worked out.