How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking?
Have you ever stood in front of an audience and felt so nervous that you couldn’t remember what you wanted to say?
Are you afraid of the unknown?
How to overcome your fear of public speaking?
The following video is part of a series of Toastmasters’ time-tested tips which will help you learn how to recognize and manage the fears associated with public speaking.
Here is the summary of what has been covered in the video:
First, pinpoint those emotional triggers that cause fear to escalate. Then identify the physical symptoms produced by anxiety. And finally, review techniques to help you manage your fear.
What causes anxiety?
- The unknown
- The audience’s opinion
- Rapid heartbeat
- Queasy stomach
- Sweating and dry mouth
- Visualize a great speech
- Have a beverage handy
- Take slow, deep breaths
- Stretch before you speak
Incorporate the tips and the techniques above and in no time you will be amazed at how quickly you will be able to convert nervous energy into positive energy and successfully manage your fear.
Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking. Join a toastmaster club and learn how to manage your public speaking fear.
You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.