Listening to the right music before speaking on stage is like putting on a parachute before jumping out of a plane!
Before entering a Toastmasters speech contest, I test a lotta dance music mixes to see if they put me in a really good mental/emotional “zone.” These are the ones I keep coming back to. In fact, I listened to Jeremy Curl’s mix right before competing at the 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinals in Cincinnati, OH. Out of 30,000 competitors, I took second place and placed in the Top-18 worldwide.
Dance music REALLY puts me in a focused, leaning-forward, “let’s do this shit” buzz! Whatever it takes to push my self-confidence up to eleven!