Whether your fear of public speaking manifests as a tortured sense of self-doubt or a full-blown case of the hives, FEAR is one of the experiences public speakers hate most.
These posts, from 100 Top Public Speaking Tips, will help you put fear in its place!
Public Speaking Tip 9: Embrace the Stress
What, besides experience, is the biggest difference between veteran and newbie public speakers? Both groups experience stress, nerves, even fear; but the veterans aren’t thrown by those feelings — and you don’t have to be, either. Embrace the stress.
Public Speaking Tip 10: For Public Speaking Phobia, Get Help
Is your fear of public speaking a phobia? Or is it in the the mild-to-heavy anxiety range that most of us feel when we make a presentation? Here’s what to do when the fear is more than fear. Got phobia?
Public Speaking Tip 14: Remember the Baby!
Adults often approach public speaking with fear, self-doubt, and inhibition, but babies just open their mouths and speak their minds. We could learn plenty from watching them. Learn from babies.
Public Speaking Tip 33: Don’t Panic about Public Speaking Panic
While experienced public speakers have learned to take the occasional bout of panic in stride, occasional public speakers may think that panic says something terrible about them or their skills. (Hint: It doesn’t!) Don’t panic.
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