Aleksi Litovaara is an accomplished public speaker based in Helsinki. He is a former professional snowboarder and TV host. Nowadays a certified coach (ACC), Aleksi coaches for both business and sports, passionately helping people to reach their potential.
Courage is the ability to do things even if you’re scared. Do small courageous actions every day, have fun, connect with people, speak with people. Everybody has aspects in her own life where they have courage, and there are techniques to move the courage to other different areas of her life.
His piece of advice for speech contests
Practise, practise, practise. Build the place you practise as real as possible, put photos of people in your room. Practise the mindset and feeling (e.g. the pressure) of being onstage. Use relaxation techniques. And have fun.
There is a manuscript, usually not ready well in advance. You have to be spontaneous and react to people. It’s more about creating a good time to the audience. Think of there are a lot of people (your audience) helping you to succeed.
“You Can’t Stop The Waves But You Can Learn To Surf .” — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Losing my virginity by Richard Branson
Self compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff
Routine to Shine
Smile. Take some breaths, feel the moment. Even if you don’t feel like smiling, take a smile on your face, as it will eventually become a real smile.