Oili is a speaker and communications trainer. This year she published the book “Loista Puhujana” (Shine as Speaker). She runs her own company “Will et Way” and has a web magazine Puhetyö (Speechwork). She is also a Toastmaster.
“Loista Puhujana” (2014)
Her first book in public speaking, which translates in English as “Shine as Speaker”. The key for success is to put oneself on the line! Half of the book includes interviews with well-known Finnish speakers.
Her stage fright moment
Hyde park-type speaking session in the lobby of Tampere University. Helpless and ashamed rather than paralyzed, as nobody wanted to listen to her.
Overcoming stage fright
Prepare. Learn to know yourself. Rest assured that every single person feels the same symptoms.
The audience can see only 4% of your stage fright symptoms.
“There are only two types of speakers in the world: The nervous and the Liars.” – Mark Twain
“Best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you’re talking about.” – Michael H Mescon
“All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.” — Ralph W. Emerson
“Defeating Stage Fright: The Path to Speaking Freedom” – Frederick Talbott
Books of Tonya Reiman deal with body language and little bit of stage fright too
For humor, books of Malcolm Kushner
Routine to Shine
Embarrass yourself on a regular basis
Will & Way: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”. Communications and public speaking training (in Finnish)