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fear of public speaking

  1. 1. When asked to speak in front of audience
  2. 2. Would you prefer to be like this? An American survey some years ago found that some people weremore afraid of public speaking than nuclear war, death and financial ruin.
  3. 3. Feel tied tongue?
  4. 4. Lost for words?
  5. 5. Is the fear of speaking holding you back from success?
  6. 6. Stand up, speak up,make yourself heard
  7. 7. overcome your fears“ Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown
  8. 8. speak fearlessly
  9. 9.  Who makes good public speakers? Is it something that only some people posess, or can anyone do it? ANYONE!!! Public speaking is not a gift, it is a skill Some people may be better, but everyone can do it
  10. 10.  The key to public speaking? Easy... Be PASSIONATE about what you are talking about HOW!? KNOW your work. Anything can be intresting if your passionate about it
  11. 11.  Know the needs of your audience and match your contents to their needs Know your material throughly ◦ Put what you want to say into logical sequence ◦ Do not waste your audiences time Know what your strong and weak points are How you are being percieved is very important ◦ Dress appropiately for the occasion ◦ Present the desired image to your audience
  12. 12.  Important acting skills ◦ Remain calm, and appear relaxed even if you feel nervous ◦ Speak slowly, enunciate clearly and show the appropriate emotion and feeling relating to your topic ◦ Speak to the person farthest away from you, thus ensures your voice is loud enough ◦ Vary the tone of your voice and dramatize if necessary ◦ I love the confidence that makeup gives me – Tyra Banks
  13. 13.  Talking and walking about with the appropriate hand gesture or facial expression Public speaking is not Public READING, know your material Master your presentation software or props Do not over dazzel contents Do not make the text unreadable
  14. 14.  Speak with conviction, persuade your audience Maintain sincere eye contact
  15. 15.  Tips on how to adjust and adapt ◦ Respond to your audience ◦ Watch their body language ◦ Humor is a brilliant way to reset their response ◦ Talking directly to someone or asking a question to someone ◦ Do not overdue this, stay with the work
  16. 16.  The art of Pausing ◦ Pausing is a very effective skill if used right ◦ If you have a serious point or something people might want to ask a question about, use pausing ◦ Pausing is NOT waiting ◦ Do not wait for something to happen, make people reflect ◦ HOW?  Facial expression, hand gestures
  17. 17.  Handouts and Visual aids ◦ Know when is the key ◦ If it is something they can read – LATER ◦ If it is something they need – WHEN THEY NEED IT ◦ Plan well when to use them ◦ Do not hand out unneccesary papers and visual tools it will brake their attention
  18. 18.  Body language ◦ The use of your body should emphasize your emotion ◦ Do not over emphasize, it should only be a tool not the show ◦ The key tools is your hands, face and shoulders