I've had a wonderful motivational speaking career that has spanned for over 30 years. There are hundreds of public speaking tips I've learned along the way. I'm going to share as many of them with you as I can.
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...
A great way to remove a large portion of fear is to practice hard, studying the topic well. You can research all questions that the audience may ask, and practice the speech in front of a mirror or in front of friends.
Practicing soothes our nerves, making us ready for the final audience.
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 passionate about, the words come naturally, in a flow. Even if the words are forgotten, you can easily bounce back, as your inner fire won't let the words fail you.