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How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Tips from the Pros
Like most people, at one time in my life I was terrified of public speaking.I remember one moment particularly clearly. My classmates were waiting for me to read a paper I'd written-an experience, I'm sure, many remember from high school and college. While a part of me was concerned...

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The Fear of Public Speaking

Public speaking is often topping the charts as the No. 1 fear in the world.

People feel anxious, sweaty, or have a pounding heart while being on stage in front of an audience.

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Practice

A great way to remove a large portion of fear is to practice hard, studying the topic wellYou can research all questions that the audience may ask, and practice the speech in fr...

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Bigger Than Your Fears

Finding something bigger than your fear, greater than your anxiety, is a key strategy to get rid of the natural negative emotions.
When you talk about something you are passio...

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What Works For You

Finding out what works for you to give your best presentation is important. Make a list of what you have to do in front of the audience and go over the list to help you remember. 

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Relax

Certain relaxation techniques like deep breathing, or speaking slowly, calm us and get us out of our irrational fears.

Speaking slowly is also better than speaking at a fast rate, whic...

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Be Natural Be Yourself

Trying to be someone else, or copying someone's style can show in your presentation.

Being yourself makes you speak from your heart, with your beliefs and experiences coming out. ...

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  • Slow Down when you speak. Your listeners have an opportunity to absorb and reflect on what you’re saying.
  • Use Voice Exercises to strengthen your voice.
  • Record And Listen To Your Voice. Look for ways to improve your pronunciation, your delivery, and your pacing.
  • Record Phone Conversations. Replay to hear different ways that you could improve your delivery and articulation next time.
  • Focus On Pauses. The drama and power of a speech are contained in the silences that you create as you move from point to point.
  • Eat And Drink Well. Energy is essential for good speaking and voice projection. Cold water can chill your vocal chords and decrease the amount of warmth in your voice.

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Passion leads to mastery

And mastery is the foundation of an extraordinary presentation. So express an enthusiastic, passionate, and meaningful connection to the topic you are presenting in your public speech.

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Tell stories through your presentation

Stories connect us. Stories stimulate and engage the human brain.

Stories help the speaker connect with the audience and make the audience more agreeable with the speaker's point of view.

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Public speaking key points

  • Acoustics are the most important part of a speech delivery . Keep your voice clear and consistent to keep you audience engaged.
  • Content is crucial. Well thought out content with good articulation is essential for a great speech.
  • The best speeches are emotional, because they are powerful. Communicate anger, sadness, love, joy or excitement, in a meaningful, authentic and impactful way.