Does the thought of speaking in front of a large group make you nervous, get sweaty palms, or make your stomach tie itself into knots? The truth is, this fear could be hurting your professional and personal life. But you can overcome it and improve your public speaking skills with these tips!
Keep reading to learn how;
When you organize all of your thoughts and materials it helps you become more relaxed and calmer. When you have clear, organized thoughts it can greatly reduce your speaking anxiety because you can better focus on the one thing at hand, giving a great speech.
Practice and prepare extensively
Nothing helps ease the fear of public speaking more than knowing your material. The ability to connect with your audience comes from having the confidence you won’t get lost during your delivery. Rehearse several times before the big talk. Time your presentation and write down your key points.
Focus on Patterns
When you speak try to get your points into a flow. Keep your sentences short and to the point and repeat key points. A short pause in between points can add anticipation to what you are going to say next.
Public speaking classes
You can find a good public speaking coach or better yet sign up for a public speaking course. Such avenues will help you overcome your fear and enable you to learn the art of public speaking.
Engage your audience
Public speaking becomes more interesting when you make it a two-way interaction. Engage your audience by asking them questions or activities to help reduce boredom. It will also help you speak with ease.
Now that you know, don’t let your fear of public speaking hold you back!
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