Sid ali - July 1, 2020 - Read time: 5 min
Are you the one who gets afraid when it comes to speaking in front of the public?
If YES? then this article is for you for sure.
We are going to discuss some facts about those people who face anxiety attacks of public speaking and we will discuss some tips and skills to overcome that habit.
Mostly these kinds of sentences we used to receive from people who are afraid of being in front of the public.
“I can’t face the audience”
“I don’t like being watched”
“ I don’t like people eyes on me”
“ I am afraid of speaking because I am afraid of being judged.
These were the common fears I just mention but Public speaking is the top fear of humanity. Whether you’re speaking to a group of 10 or 10,000, public speaking is nerve-wracking. Well, public speaking is a kind of skill just like other skills, and it can be learnable. You simply have to focus on overcoming your fear of facing people and the audience. No one born as a public speaker, the famous speaker Tony Robbins was not a Motivational speaker since his childhood, of course, his experience, struggle of life, and most importantly his practices became the reason for his success today.
There a lot of inspirational and motivational speaker out there are doing the same thing. What you must do is stop thinking about yourself, don’t take the stress of the audience and people's opinion about yourself. Just focus on your brain and speak fearlessly. Don’t act like that public speaking anxiety is in your DNA, and DON’T behaves like that you are the cavemen exposed in daylight. Think of people/ audience as family members, be clear with them, build a connection with them that will cope with your nerves. Let`s just put some light on some major tips and skills of public speaking:
Plan your speech:
Refocus your brain, when you are the most nervous person right before you speak. Don’t listen to your brain. Simply create mini-speech and bullet points of what you have to speak in front public, you will never get confused.
This will help you out in the Q/A session. When you’re preparing, think about your audience. Identify the audience’s needs, both spoken and unspoken, and craft a message that speaks directly to those needs.
Practice makes a man perfect:
Prepare yourself how to speak, stand in front of the mirror and monitor yourself language flow, words flow, and judge yourself. The good news is that, with thorough preparation and practice, you can overcome your nervousness and perform exceptionally well.
Engage yourself with the audience:
That’s what makes you feel more confident when you engage the public from the very beginning. When you make a mistake, no one cares but you. The best way to engage is to ask leading questions. Make eye contact with the audience to interact with them. That will boost your confidence to the next level.
Watch the recording of your speeches:
While practicing your speech record yourself, and then observe your flaws on your own. If you keep doing this exercise on the initial stages of your public speaking you will learn it and later you won't need to practice your speech every time before the session. First of all focus on your body language that’s what matters a lot in your public speech. Don’t move a lot or also don’t standstill. You just need to be consistent.
Make eye contact:
In real, every person in the room is listening to you as an individual. And so the best way to connect to your audience is by speaking to them as individuals. How? By making sustained eye contact with one person per thought.
Yet, as you practice it more, it will make you less nervous.
If you learned good public speaking skills, it will help you out in different areas of life, as well. You might be asked to make a speech at a friend`s wedding.
In short, being a good public speaker can enhance your reputation, boost your self-confidence, and open up countless opportunities. If you speak well in public, it can help you get a job or promotion, raise awareness for your team or organization, and educate others. The more you push yourself to speak in front of others, the better you'll become, and the more confidence you'll have.