Techniques To Help You To Cure The Fear Of Public Speaking

August 31, 2019 Off By Gertrude Evans

If you are an A-type personality, public speaking can be most frustrating for you because of your need to make your delivery perfect. One of the definitions of perfection is to be entirely without fault.

Then there are those whose professional success has led them to the necessity of presentation skill classes, even though they would rather avoid it: the attorneys, engineers, architects, authors, doctors, managers, teachers and others who have become so successful that they are increasingly requested and pressed to present their talents and knowledge before an audience. If you belong to this group, you must either develop the ability to face an audience, or cut short the successful arc of your career.

The good news is that it does not have to be this way. In this article, I will share with you a range of proven practical strategies that will allow you to overcome your fear and experience the joy that comes from communicating clearly and confidently with your fellow man.

When I reached my junior year of high school, I made sure I was in Theater. I took on many plays, and sometimes even got the lead role. At the same time, I continued taking on writing. I didn’t like being put into English Honor courses. Why? They really didn’t give me the chance to let go and have fun. Always, always I was stuck writing a term paper on some boring topic, like discussing elements that develop a story’s climax or why this character was developed this was. Blah, blah. Nothing ever really good. And it only got worse when I got to college.

Talk to a psychologist or business coach to plan your future. Get that degree you always said you wanted to get, learn to fly or scuba dive or be a mentor or join a board or become an advisor or coach a new business owner or master public speakings or leap…then look.

What did he do wrong? First of all, the slides were crowded and hard to read. Also, instead of making eye contact with the audience, he spoke to the slides on the screen or buried his eyes in his notes, which he read from almost verbatim. Finally, he stood in front of the projector light so we could see his silhouette against the screen instead of the words on his slides.

You may even discover you have much to share, seeking out ever larger audiences. That’s what happened to me, and I’ve found a bigger voice has helped me to have a much more effective and meaningful life.