Candid Conversations: Vivien Mangalindan
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Mental Toughness In Public Speaking

Aug 25, 2023, 6:49 AM
Vivien Mangalindan

Vivien Mangalindan


THE BACK STORY You know that feeling when you're in front of a crowd, the spotlight on you - and your heart's racing? Public speaking can be pretty nerve-wracking. But guess what? You've got a secret weapon - mental toughness.

Think of it like a superpower for speaking. Imagine being that person who stays cool and confident when talking to a bunch of people. Mental toughness is what makes that happen.

  • Keep your cool
  • Make your point
  • Handle surprises like a pro


Visualize a person who stays calm in challenging situations. That's what mental toughness in public speaking means. It's like having inner strength.

Sometimes, you are asked a question you didn't expect - or face a challenging moment during a presentation. Being mentally tough helps you stay calm.

  • Take a deep breath
  • Trust in your knowledge
  • Answer confidently

Mental toughness helps you connect with your audience. It’s not about never feeling nervous. It's about managing your nervousness.


Visualize someone who can explain things clearly and simply. That's how mental toughness works in public speaking. It's about getting to the point.

Deliver answers that are quick + clear + concise.

  • Identify your main message
  • Prepare summaries of your main point
  • Present your ideas in just a few sentences

Don’t use complex words - or talk lengthily. Clarity and brevity help your audience understand you quickly.


Mental toughness helps you handle ambush interviews and on-the-spot scenarios. Be flexible in your thinking and actions - so you can adapt to different situations when unexpected questions might catch you off guard.

Effortlessly adjust your answers based on:

  • The situation
  • Your audience
  • The context


Move your attention away from obsessing about what other people might think of you. Focus on your message - not on yourself.

  • Deliver your message
  • Add value to your audience

Remember: With mental toughness, you easily handle challenges and shine on stage - inspiring others with your confident and fearless public speaking skills.

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