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7 Ways to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking
#1. NEVER tell the Audience!
Telling the Audience you have a Fear of Public Speaking is Negative Self-Talk.
It could become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy!
#2. Arrive Early Meet& Greet!
It is Amazing how much easier it is to speak to an audience where
you have introduced yourself to attendees before the event!
#3. Find a Friendly Face!
Look for a person listening and learning from your presentation.
You will get energy from those folks!
#4. Have a Spare Tire (Better: Several Spare Tires)
Backup Slides on a thumb drive in PPT, Keynote, and PDF Formats.
Have a Paper Copy, also!
Backup Plans reduce anxiety!
#5. Know Your Stuff!
Really know your stuff!
Confidence in your Competence Lowers Stress!
#6. Practice! – Practice! – Practice!
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good.
It’s the thing you do that makes you good!”
#7. Practice in Your Mind’s Eye!
‘Picture’ Yourself at Ease and the Audience Loving Your Presentation!
About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, a coach, and the author of the book,
“No Sweat Public Speaking!”
Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their
Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.
They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts.
Perception is reality, and we like to work with Experts.
He shows them how to:
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Thad James says
These are great points to alleviate the fear of public speaking. Thanks for the great article.
Fred E. Miller says
Thanks, as always, Thad, for your kind words and taking time to post them!
John Covey says
One little trick that has helped me more times than not. I try to get there early and rearrange a few chairs. Then I sit in several locations in the room and visualize myself giving the presentation. That way you can feel like you “own” that room. And when you look back during the presentation at the place you sat, imagine yourself sitting there looking back. Now that’s a friendly face you can count on!
Fred E. Miller says
That’ a good suggestion, John!
Thanks for posting it!