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8 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

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Don’t you want to overcome your fear of public speaking?

Check out the below video for learning how to speak confidently in public.

 

Speaking in public is said to be one of mankind’s greatest fear. A fear of public speaking can occur in any environment and can impact us all.

Here is the list of the best tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.

Step 1: Time Perfect
Make sure that the speech delivered is appropriately timed .
Don’t overuse or under use the allocated time.

Step 2: Start Strong
The first 10 seconds of the speech will be how the audience judges you.
Start with a fact and something to make them laugh. This makes you relatable and genuine.

Step 3: Practice, Practice and Practice
Make sure you know the concept and core themes of your speech before you deliver it.

Step 4: Make Eye Contact
A good public speaker is some who is good at practicing for eye contact. The audience love to feel empowered and engaged with the speaker. Giving them eye contact achieves just that. Make sure to spread the eye contact amongst the audience.

Step 5: Body Language
Positive body language can enhance your presentation in ways words can’t.

Body language accounts for over 50% of your communication so use it effectively.

Step 6: Use Gestures
A good public speaker uses their natural gestural vocabulary as well as their words.

This means to use your hands to gesture whilst you present.

Step 7: Organize Your Speech Logically
Just like a good story a good speech also has logic and structure.

A simple three-part concept introduction middle and conclusion with a split of 20 60 20 is the norm.

Step 8: Connect With The Audience
Public speaking is about engaging with the audience and making it interesting for them to learn and understand. This can be accomplished through storytelling and advice.

Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environments. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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Public Speaking Fear

There is a post in Terry Dean’s blog on “Overcome Fear“.

“The greatest obstacle to creating the life you want is fear.

Fear

It affects every single area of our lives. You’re afraid of what happens if you take that next step. People spend their whole lives in their “comfort zone” because they’re afraid to step out and do something different…”

“How many years have you allowed fear to hold you back from your dreams?”

“For example, public speaking is one of the greatest fears. What if you freeze when you get up to speak? What if you say something stupid? What if you look like an idiot?

My answer is “So what?” So what if you say something stupid. You’ve probably done it before, and you’ll do it again. And I’m thoroughly convinced someone will think you look like an idiot. The majority won’t. They’re respect you for even getting up there, but someone will think you look like an idiot. So what? That same person who thinks you look like an idiot really is an idiot. So why would you care what they think?”

“Don’t allow FEAR to control your life and hold you back. Every breakthrough you’ll ever have in your life and business will require you to overcome FEAR. It’s the enemy. It’s hiding in your mind right now making up excuses for why you can’t go forward. It’s telling you why it won’t work for you. It’s creating excuse after excuse of why you have to stay where you’re at instead of stepping out toward your dreams…”

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Are you afraid to stand and speak your mind?
You are not alone! Public speaking is the greatest fear a person may have.
On the other hand, to speak well in public is an asset.
Speaking with confidence is really useful. However, not everyone can do it.

You may have read through our blog and many other blogs on public speaking tips.
You may have read books on how to conquer the fear of public speaking.
You may have attended courses or workshops on how to improve your communication skills.

However, you lack a platform for practice.

Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking.
If you are a Fearful Public Speaker living in Singapore, please come to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club.

Our Toastmasters Club holds regular chapter meetings where members gather to improve their public speaking and communication skills.

Our Club is one of the warmest toastmasters club in Singapore. Guests are welcome to visit us! It’s free of charge and there is no obligation that you have to join our club.

Just come, relax and see what toastmasters are all about!

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