Conquering Public Speaking Fears

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  • * 07/16/96 * ##
  • Conquering Public Speaking Fears

    1. 1. How to Conquer Public Speaking Fear Please copy all RED!!!
    2. 2. Causes Of Public Speaking Stress <ul><li>Thinking you need to be brilliant or perfect to succeed (you don't). </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to give too much </li></ul><ul><li>information in a short </li></ul><ul><li>presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to please everyone </li></ul><ul><li>(this is unrealistic). </li></ul>
    3. 3. Causes Of Public Speaking Stress <ul><li>Trying to emulate other speakers (very difficult) rather than simply being yourself (very easy). </li></ul><ul><li>Failing to be personally revealing. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Causes Of Public Speaking Stress <ul><li>Being fearful of potential negative outcomes (they almost never occur and even when they do, you can use them to your advantage). </li></ul>
    5. 5. Effective Communication <ul><li>Presence </li></ul><ul><li>- Nervousness - fear is natural </li></ul><ul><li>- Body language </li></ul><ul><li>- voice/tone </li></ul><ul><li>- gestures </li></ul><ul><li>- eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>- Positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    6. 6. Things You Should Do <ul><li>Make Eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t read from notes -only glance at them </li></ul><ul><li>Use Appropriate gestures to illustrate a point </li></ul><ul><li>Use Rhetorical questions to involve the audience </li></ul>
    7. 7. Things You Shouldn’t Do <ul><li>Read directly from notes </li></ul><ul><li>Read directly from screen </li></ul><ul><li>Turn your back on audience </li></ul><ul><li>Slouch with hands in pockets </li></ul><ul><li>Fill pauses with um, ah, okay </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive nervous gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Talk too fast or too quietly </li></ul>
    8. 8. Successful Tips to Control the “Butterflies” <ul><li>1) Get to know the audience - greet or chat with the audience before hand. It’s easier to speak to friends than strangers </li></ul><ul><li>2) Know your material - increased nervousness is due poor preparation </li></ul>
    9. 9. Control the “Butterflies” <ul><li>3) Relax your body by stretching and breathing to ease the tension </li></ul><ul><li>4) Visualize giving your speech from start to finish. By visualizing success, you are more likely to be successful </li></ul><ul><li>5) Gain experience -experience builds confidence, which is key to effective public speaking </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>6) Don’t apologize - by mentioning your nervousness or apologizing, you’ll only be calling the audience’s attention to mistakes which they might otherwise not be aware of </li></ul>Control the “Butterflies”
    11. 11. <ul><li>7) Turn nervousness into positive energy- nervousness increases adrenaline, transform it into vitality and enthusiasm </li></ul>Control the “Butterflies”
    12. 12. Positive Non-Verbal Feedback “ Active Listening” <ul><li>Smiling </li></ul><ul><li>Nodding </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Facing you directly </li></ul><ul><li>Unbuttoned jackets </li></ul><ul><li>Leaning forward </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting on edge of chair </li></ul><ul><li>Hands in open position </li></ul><ul><li>Legs and arms uncrossed </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Dead expression </li></ul><ul><li>Tight lips </li></ul><ul><li>Frowning </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Squirming </li></ul><ul><li>Fidgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Fiddling with hands </li></ul><ul><li>Turning away </li></ul><ul><li>Slumping posture </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting or leaning back </li></ul><ul><li>Crossed legs or arms </li></ul><ul><li>Yawning </li></ul><ul><li>Snoring </li></ul>Negative Non-Verbal Feedback
    14. 14. Positive thinking takes you from this..
    15. 15. To this….

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