Sweaty Palms? Dry Throat? Sleepless Nights?
This might sound like an advert for a new pharmaceutical product, but the reality is that these are common reactions to that work-related illness we all catch at one point in our lives: giving a presentation!
To ease your anxieties, Isabella Löwengrip will give her own advice for overcoming the fear of public speaking. Swedish-born Isabella Löwengrip is the youngest and most influential social media star in the sphere of empowering female entrepreneurs and supporting women’s work-life balance. She is a sought-after speaker and, at Nordic Business Forum’s Business Summit 2013, she was one of the audience favorites.
Here are Löwengrip’s 3 tips for public speaking:
1. Write it down
Löwengrip compares presenting to the job of a chef who “has to try and taste the dinner before it is served – you have to practice and hear what you are going to say before you say it.” She recommends writing down everything you are going to say in your speech, reading it out loud to a friend, then throwing away the paper.
2. Be open
Löwengrip advocates being open and honest and allowing the audience to see who you really are. “I think that you have to be open if you want to inspire people, you have to tell about yourself and the mistakes you have made.”
3. Conquer nerves with self-belief
“Usually, I don’t get nervous because nervousness just gets in my way,” states Löwengrip, who feels a few nerves can often help her focus. She cites two ways of dealing with nerves. One is to talk about stories related to you, which are easier to remember. The other is to try to visualize your talk beforehand, as well as everything else going well on the day.
“The most important thing though, is to have the courage and the self-belief to walk on that stage and try.”
About Isabella Löwengrip
Swedish-born Isabella Löwengrip is the youngest and most influential social media star in the sphere of empowering female entrepreneurs and supporting women’s work life balance. Veckans Affärer proclaimed Isabella Löwengrip Sweden’s most powerful businesswoman in 2018. Today, the 27-year-old entrepreneur has more than 1.5 million readers a week and has completely changed the way people perceive entrepreneurship, influencer marketing, and female self-fulfillment. Isabella is a multi-entrepreneur with more than 50 employees and has, over the last four years, managed to create the fastest growing beauty company in Sweden, to name just one of her many success stories.
Löwengrip will give her inspiring keynote at both Nordic Business Forum Sweden and at Nordic Business Forum Norway. She will talk about marketing lessons she has learned from her entrepreneurial journey.
About Nordic Business Forum Norway
Nordic Business Forum will host its second annual business and leadership conference in Oslo 9th of May 2019 for 750 C-level executives and business owners. Nordic Business Forum is Europe’s leading conference series with events in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. We give you the possibility to learn from the leading business minds, discover new business ideas and meet your peers in a beautiful setting with the most excellent speaker lineup you can find. At the event, we promise to challenge your leadership mindset and help you connect with other attendees. Together with our most excellent customer service, these things have kept people coming back for more. This is Nordic Business Forum Norway 2019.
Nordic Business Forum is Europe’s leading conference series with events in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.