Stress And Public Speaking
I would never have dreamed that one day that I, Beverly, would be a public speaker. I hated giving presentations. When I was younger I struggled with stress and public speaking. My voice would quiver. I would speak a mile a minute. My nervousness was obvious.
Some people report that they would rather be naked in public than have to deliver a speech to their peers. The stress is unbelievable and public speaking is better to be avoided whenever possible.
How Did I Lose The Stress Of Public Speaking?
What I did learn over these years is that speaking effectively in public is rarely a natural talent, but it is one that can be learned. Expecting that your heart will race, your hands will sweat, that your throat will become tight, and that your mouth will dry up will help you to ignore them when they do occur. Remember that you don’t have to be perfect. You just need to be able to deliver your message. Preparation and rehearsal will help to smooth out your delivery. Finally, during the speech make eye contact with members of the audience. Greet them, appreciate them and in the end thank them. They really do want you to be successful.
Beverly’s Hot Tip for Professional Speaker’s Day:
Good public speakers have a passion for their message, know their material and are aware of how to take care of themselves to ensure that their voice and their body helps to communicate their message as opposed to detracting. By keeping your public speaking challenges in perspective and practicing good speaking habits you can decrease the stress associated with public speaking.
Happy Professional Speakers Day!
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