The fear of public speaking is one of the UK’s top fears along with snakes and heights.
If you feel self conscious in front of other people, afraid that other people will judge you, worry for weeks before the event, blush, sweat, tremble, feel sick there is very good news.
Public speaking is a learned behaviour so here’s what to do:-
- Practise a number of times.
- Breathe deeply from your diaphragm. This keeps you calm and controls your voice allowing you to sound credible and confident.
- Visualise yourself giving your speech from beginning to end starting by seeing yourself waiting to be introduced. Imagine the audience, the face of your host, the room you are in, how many seats are full. Visualise the way you walk, stand, your facial expressions, smiling, your confident body language, the audience giving you a positive reaction. Don’t stop until you have walked off the stage. Visualise only positive results, how you think, feel and behave.
- Try tapping ( research Emotional Freedom Technique ) Tapping is very powerful and effective for phobias, anxiety, PTSD and many other problems. It combines Chinese acupressure with modern psychology. The limiting belief and emotions are reduced in intensity by tapping with your fingertips on meridian points on the body. The technique is easy to learn and can be used anywhere.
I am sure these techniques will help you to get things under control and give a confident speech. Just give it a go!
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