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7 Easy ways to overcome your fear of public speaking!

by Vibhuti Gupta, Monday, August 13, 2018

In the professional world, you cannot achieve anything if you're not open to the idea of public speaking. You would have to address to your seniors, host meeting with juniors and contact clients; all of these things include public speaking. Hence, you should be confident and fearless when it comes to it!

In the real world, you need to get your word out there or someone else will earn because of your ideas. It is quite possible that you’re filled with innovative ideas and suggestion but public speaking gives you stress, so you decide to not say anything at all. But that shouldn’t be it. Humans are supposed to fight their fears and not surrender.

Do you face discomfort in sharing views and opinions with the audience? Does your heart beat faster and nothing makes sense when you're in for a big talk? Well, don’t be disheartened; it happens with most of us.

If you're looking for a way to overcome this whole awkward situation then we might have a solution on how to kick away your fear of public speaking. Have a look!

Organise

If you have a fear of public speaking, then anxiety before your performance is bound to happen. Don't let it get to you and organize your content, so the execution becomes easier.

Focus on the ornamentation

Create a pattern and adhere to it. Stick to a particular style of delivering including phrasing of sentences and their positive results.

Practice in front of a mirror

Observe yourself by speaking your piece in front of the mirror; you are your best teacher. Improve the tiny details like gesture, body movements, expressions and how you appear to the public.

Record your voice

Not known to many but recording your voice helps a ton! You get to know how you sound to other and where you have to make appropriate changes for a better performance.

Breathing exercise

Going on stage is tough but you know what you're doing so there's nothing to be afraid of. If you still feel the need to calm yourself before going up there, then practice deep breathing for a proper flow of words and clarity of thoughts.

Mock-performances!

Before your final run, make sure to have a mock test with your family and friends, who will tell you about your mistakes. A second opinion is no harm!

Powerpoint presentations are never a bad idea!

When it comes to speaking and presenting your thoughts to the audience, one can hugely rely on ppts. They offer you the pointers of your content making it easy for you to deliver the adequate information in your style.

Try these steps and don’t lose hope. Slowly and steadily you will overcome. May the force be with you!

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