Reduce Public SPeaking Fear

Reduce public speaking fear

Do you get nervous at the thought of public speaking? Statistically, public speaking is one of the last activities most people want to do.

Here are three tips that have helped me reduce my fear of public speaking.

Tip #1: Understand why you fear public speaking

Ask yourself, “Why do I fear public speaking?”
Initially, I was nervous about speaking in public because of lack of experience and lack of training. How about you?
Write down the answers. Your list may look something like this:
  • New to public speaking
  • Bad past experience
  • Lack of training
  • Fear of failure

All of these can be easily overcome with some training and practice.

Tip #2: Spend time speaking

Were you nervous the first few times you drove a car? Are you still nervous? Practice and experience will help you overcome public speaking jitters. Take opportunities, join Toastmasters, and spend time speaking.

You’ll gain new confidence and overcome your fear of public speaking.

Tip #3:Research and learn how the pros overcame their public speaking fear.

96%+ of speakers have had to learn how to overcome their public speaking fear. By learning public speaking fear conquering techniques, you can slash your learning curve and gain confidence quickly.

One powerful technique is to simply act confident. When you act confident, you will look and feel confident. Every great speaker does this. As they act confident new confidence will replace the nervousness.

Don’t let public speaking fear handcuff you. Use these tips and become a confident speaker.

(C) Arlen Busenitz – Speakinginfo.com

Arlen Busenitz

Arlen Busenitz is an experienced speaker with over 650 presentations. He is Author of several books, CD's,and creator of Become a Better Speaker in One Evening™

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