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– Alexander Gregg

There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.”

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Council Post: 15 Ways You Can Find The Confidence To Speak Up

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The Phobia of Public Speaking

Speaking in front of people is one of the most common phobias out there. But this phobia is particularly harmful in the business world. You have ideas, input or questions — things ...

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1. Take Small Steps Before You Run

If you have an idea that you're afraid to voice to a group, first share your idea and ask for feedback from someone you trust. Then commit to sharing one comment during a meeting to introdu...

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2. Identify Occasions You Feel Comfortable Speaking

Ask if there has been an occasion where you had no difficulty in expressing your feelings and your voice being heard. This could be outside of work with friends or family members. ...

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3. Write Down What You're Going To Say

Writing down what you're going to say helps when you struggle to speak up, as it minimizes stutters or stumbles. Know that it is OK to read your thoughts and feeli...

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4. Develop Your Skills In Lower-Risk Environments

Identify some opportunities to get out of your comfort zone. Look for people or environments that are lower in risk, or where you have a strong support system for trying new things...

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5. Define Why Your Voice Is Important

Small voices have a big impact. Start a conversation with yourself. Why is what you have to say worth overcoming your nerves? Who or how you are helping by raising your han...

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Remember: There's A Reason You're At The Table!

You owe your colleagues and clients the wisdom of your opinion. Remember, you get paid because of your expertise! As long as you are confident in ...

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