Public speaking often raises the fear which is possible to concur by changing limiting thoughts and applying technique of abdominal breathing. We present you 5 practical tips that could help you overcome the fear of public speaking.
Charisma is always better than plagiarism
We become charismatic by building own authenticity, not by being others copy. If you are, like others, impressed by those that stand their grounds, than use that characteristic and apply it to yourself. This takes a bit of courage and self knowledge. If you are not sure what is the thing that differs you from others and makes you unique, ask others to help you discover, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by the answers. While making a public speak concentrate on that features, rather than standard advices on where to stand or how to place your hands.
Some might consider that the reminders are not advisable at the presentation or public speaking. We do not agree with this. Those reminders give you genuine guidance on what to say and when to say, and will give you the feeling of confidence and stability.. After all, if you do burst of confidence, the chances are that nobody is going to notice the reminders but you.
All eyes on-presentation
Bear in mind that you are only an intermediary between the posts you’ve made and the people who will hear. Stage fright increases the idea that all eyes are upon us, that we are very important on the stage and the audience just waiting for when you will make a mistake. In reality this is far from the truth. An audience does not really pay attention to the speaker after the first twenty seconds. People concentrate on the content display, their concerns, thoughts, and cell phones. After all, we have all been the audience and know what matters to audience.
In this way, you can hold the audience included and waking. You do not have to expect the answer, but formulate the question in a manner that will keep them with you, by formulating them, for example: “Think about this … “or “What is your experience on this topic? What do you think about … „ This will shift their focus from their thoughts and even you to themselves.
Danger from the crowd
We often have the idea that people in the audience are malicious, and tend to turn against the speaker, but in practice such individuals are very rare. Basically we as the audience see that the person who exposes is uncomfortable, we have urge to help. If despite this you encounter a provocateur, I suggest the following:
- Do not bother to pander demanding person or justify yourself, because you will not succeed. His / her mission is to boycott the speech, no matter whatever you do.
- Provocateur boycotts your speech for some reason. If it is on a personal level, try to find out what is going on in your relationship and his / her reasons for it. If it is an unknown person, often the reason is that he wants to be noticed and asking for attention. So, give them the attention. Thank the person for their feedback (even if you disagree) and continue with the speech.
- Direct your attention to the pleasant people in the audience, the ones that you listen with full attention or shake their heads, instead of looking for the negative ones that only increases you fear level.