1. Take a Course 2. Join a Group like a Toastmasters Club 3. Practice 4. Prepare 5. Research Your Audience 6. Use Tools 7. Know Your Environment 8. Get Experience 9. Watch Others 10. Start with a Bang 11. Put the Audience to Work 12. Encourage Questions 13. Focus on the Audience 14. Dress to Impress 15. Avoid Filler Words 16. Focus on Individuals 17. Walk 18. Breathe 19. Use Prompts 20. Partner Up 21. Record Yourself 22. Ask for Feedback 23. Bring the Right Tools 24. Practice Articulation 25. Finish with a Call to Action
Did you know that 54% of adults ranked the fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death?
Check out the below “How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking” video for more information.
Since 1924 Toastmasters International has helped more than four million people gain the confidence to communicate. Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your public speaking skills. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.
Public speaking is described as one of the greatest fears. However, there are many ways to tackle this anxiety. You can learn to become a better speaker.
Here are the 10 public speaking tips written by Marjorie Lee North that will help you to reduce your anxiety and improve your performance.
Nervousness Is Normal. Practice and Prepare!
Know Your Audience. Your Speech Is About Them, Not You.
Organize Your Material in the Most Effective Manner to Attain Your Purpose.
Watch for Feedback and Adapt to It.
Let Your Personality Come Through.
Use Humor, Tell Stories, and Use Effective Language.
Don’t Read Unless You Have to. Work from an Outline.
Use Your Voice and Hands Effectively. Omit Nervous Gestures.
Grab Attention at the Beginning, and Close with a Dynamic End.
Use Audiovisual Aids Wisely.
“Good communication is never perfect, and nobody expects you to be perfect. However, putting in the requisite time to prepare will help you deliver a better speech. You may not be able to shake your nerves entirely, but you can learn to minimize them.”
Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environment. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.
1. Watch Other People
2. Gather Information
3. Jot Down What You’d Like to Talk About
4. Figure Out Your Important Points
5. Write it Out
An Attention-Getting Introduction
Points 1 Through 3
6. Add in Transitions
7. Decide on Your Visuals
8. Edit (and Then Edit Some More)
9. Find Out if You’ll Be Able to Bring Up Notes
10. Break it Down Into Sections
11. Visualize It
12. Rewrite It
13. Time It
14. Say it in Front of a Mirror
15. Record Yourself
16. Practice in Front of a Friend
17. Think About Body Language
18. Think About Tone and Pace
19. Consider Volume
20. Check Out the Space
Conquering the Fear
21. Imagine the Worst
22. Remember That It’s Not About You
23. Remember That You’re Not Alone
24. Get to Know Your Fear
25. Know That it Won’t Go the Way You Expect it To
Getting Up There
27. Work Your Power Pose
28. Find a Focal Point
29. But Also Make Eye Contact
30. Create Silence
31. Be Your (Slightly Better) Self
If you want to get more practice, join toastmasters. 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.
“World Champion Speaker Reveals his #1 Key to Overcoming Fear Eliminating the Negative Self-Talk, and & Delivering a Clear Message…Even If This is Your Very First Speech.”