Coffee and Public Speaking: Is It A Good Or Bad Match?

Public speaking is the art of relaying information to listeners or an audience. Most people take a cup of tea before going to work or if going to an important event. During public speaking, you can get a mixture of many emotions. And these emotions can be taken to a whole new level depending on the number of cups of coffee consumed. Coffee contains caffeine which contains several health advantages and disadvantages to the human body.

Consumption of coffee before public speaking can both be a good and bad idea depending on how you have consumed it Coffee has several benefits if taken moderately and also has disadvantages if taken in large amounts.

Advantages of Taking Coffee Before Making Your Speech 

• Makes You Become Focused and Stay Alert

Drinking 1-5 cups of coffee before making your speech will make you more focused and alert.

• Boosts Your Energy Levels 

If you had a sleepless night practicing on your speech or had a busy day at work, chances are that you will wake up a tired person. That’s why it’s good to take a cup of coffee before embarking on your public speaking journey. Coffee contains caffeine which stimulates the body hence increasing your energy levels making you more active during the day.

• Makes You Happy

Now you wouldn’t want to make your speech while you are all sad and gloomy. The mood that you set in the atmosphere is the mood that your audience will take. Research conducted by the NHIF found that people who drink 1-5 cups of coffee a day rarely suffer from depression than people who don’t drink coffee.

• Improves Your Brain 10 

If you are a public speaker, then you need to be a brilliant person. Public speaking involves learning, memorizing your speech and observing the tiny details that will make you an exceptional public speaker. Coffee jolts your memory increases your reasoning and makes you sharper.

Disadvantages of Drinking Excessive Coffee Before Making Your Speech

• Causes Anxiety

Drinking excess coffee more than your body can handle can cause anxiety, and disrupt your sleeping pattern which will lead to insomnia and this might affect how you will deliver your speech.

• Causes Heartburn 

During public speaking you need to be as comfortable as you can get, this involves being comfortable health wise. Drinking large quantities of caffeine might end up giving you heartburn, and we all know how uncomfortable heartburns are. We don’t want you posing countless times in the middle of a speech to take glasses of water.

• Acts as a laxative 

One of the most embarrassing moments you can have in your public speaking career is having a not so steady bowel movement. If you are a caffeine fiend over drinking coffee can have this effect on your body. The body won’t be able to contain the contents of the stomach hence forcing them to come out before their time is over, this can lead you to have countless trips to the washrooms in between a speech which isn’t a good picture.

Coffee should be drunk moderately. We have different bodies, which will react differently under the influence of coffee. But since coffee is high in caffeine, it is advisable to take average cups of coffee a day to avoid anxiety, stomas aches and other diseases.

How Outdoor Activities Can Boost Children’s Confidence

Extracurricular activities help our children to build self-confidence as they face the life challenges. When children continue to grow older they begin to realize that life has certain aspects that they don’t like. We develop self-confidence as we go through life. It is also important to know that our family environment plays a major role when it comes to building and empowering children’s confidence. As a parent, your role is to guide your children to develop self-esteem by advising them to participate in certain challenges. These challenges are an opportunity for your children to learn from their own mistakes.

How some of the outdoor activities that can improve your children confidence :

1. Acting

Acting is an important outdoor activity that requires a high level of self-confidence. Standing before a crowd is not easy and requires self-assurance and determination. If a child grows in an acting environment, the fear of embarrassment will gradually disappear because the child will see others going through awkward time. Encouraging your children to start acting at the tender age will have an impact on their self-confidence.

2. Playing sports
Your children can start playing sports because its healthier and they’ll also learn to deal frustrations. They will also realize that winning is hard and it is not possible to keep winning all the time This is the same in our day-to-day life where sometimes you’re ahead and the other time you are behind. Sports help you to learn that its normal to win and lose. It is important to note that playing sport allows children to mix, work together and improve their social skills.

3. Trampoline jumping
Jumping fitness is an intense and unique exercise that has many health benefits. A simple jumping on the trampoline will increase your child’s cardiovascular and build their muscles. Asa parent, you’ll spend more time with your children, which is a good opportunity to bond. Trampoline jumping is a good fitness exercise for both children and adults. That means, you can do it together with your child, which is a fun thing to do while burning every energy. It is an effective exercise for young and old.

4. Get into groups
The grouping game can be a source of empowerment for your children since these games help to ease fear to give children self-confidence. All the players will close their eyes while the newcomer does not close. Your child will guide other children in taking part of the room game using a common characteristic like hair color. Children will later open their eyes and identified how they’re grouped. This encourages children to build self-confidence where children join a group and begin to interact with other children.

5. Play in a swing
Swinging allows children to get first-hand knowledge and understanding spatial learning which include back and forth, and up and down. Swinging also helps children to see things in a new perspective. It’s important to choose a swing that has a child restraint and back support. You’re advised to start slowly and ensure have a full view by pushing from the front.

Maxxi Museum

MAXXI is the first national institution dedicated to contemporary creativity. Managed by the MAXXI Foundation, welcomes two museums: MAXXI Art and MAXXI Architecture. The building, designed by Architect Zaha Hadid and inaugurated in 2010, with its flowing lines, is an extraordinary example of contemporary architecture.

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