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STEPS TO
OVERCOME YOUR FEAR
8
of public speaking
Make thyself a
craftsman in speech,
for thereby thou shalt
gain the upper hand.
– INSCRIPTION ON 3,000 YEAR
OLD EGYPTIAN T...
REMEMBER
The 3 objectives of any good speech are:
REMEMBER
The 3 objectives of any good speech are:
Make an impression.
1
REMEMBER
The 3 objectives of any good speech are:
Make an impression. Provide your
audience with 2
or 3 takeaways.
1 2
REMEMBER
The 3 objectives of any good speech are:
Make an impression. Provide your
audience with 2
or 3 takeaways.
Enjoy y...
1
FIND A TOPIC THAT “CLICKS”
WITH THE AUDIENCE
1
FIND A TOPIC THAT “CLICKS”
WITH THE AUDIENCE
ASK YOURSELF:
Who’s in the audience?
If you know who’s showing up, you can ...
1
FIND A TOPIC THAT “CLICKS”
WITH THE AUDIENCE
ASK YOURSELF:
Who’s in the audience?
If you know who’s showing up, you can ...
They may forget what
you said, but they will
never forget how you
made them feel.
- MAYA ANGELOU
2 • FIND A TOPIC
2
TELL A STORY
2
TELL A STORY
Stories resonate with audiences
and are easier to remember.
LIKE ANY GOOD STORY,
your speech must have an intro, a body, and a conclusion.
2 • TELL A STORY
LIKE ANY GOOD STORY,
your speech must have an intro, a body, and a conclusion.
INTRODUCTION
Present the problem.
1
2 • TEL...
LIKE ANY GOOD STORY,
your speech must have an intro, a body, and a conclusion.
INTRODUCTION
Present the problem.
BODY
Show...
LIKE ANY GOOD STORY,
your speech must have an intro, a body, and a conclusion.
INTRODUCTION
Present the problem.
BODY
Show...
3
PRACTICE, PRACTICE,
PRACTICE
3
PRACTICE, PRACTICE,
PRACTICE
Repetition is the mother of skill.
– ANTHONY ROBBINS
FOCUS ON YOUR
DELIVERY
3 • PRACTICE
FOCUS ON YOUR
DELIVERY
Once you’re confident you can recite
your key talking points from memory,
either film yourself or w...
WATCH THE WAY
YOU MOVE, AND
LISTEN TO THE WAY
YOU TALK.
3 • PRACTICE
WATCH THE WAY
YOU MOVE, AND
LISTEN TO THE WAY
YOU TALK.
If it appears robotic or strange, keep
practicing until it looks n...
WATCH THE WAY
YOU MOVE, AND
LISTEN TO THE WAY
YOU TALK.
Memorising your speech doesn’t
mean reciting it word-for-word. Lea...
SLOOOOOW DOOOWN
Don’t speak fast or run over your words.
3 • PRACTICE
SLOOOOOW DOOOWN
Don’t speak fast or run over your words.
The most precious things in
speech are pauses.
– RALPH WALDO EMER...
USE GESTURES
3 • PRACTICE
USE GESTURES
Be expressive with your hands and
face, and move around occasionally
to complement what you’re saying.
3 • PR...
USE GESTURES
Be expressive with your hands and
face, and move around occasionally
to complement what you’re saying.
Try to...
4
CALM YOUR NERVES
4
CALM YOUR NERVES
Before you go on, find a place where you can be
alone with your thoughts for a minute or two.
REMIND
YOURSELF
WHY YOU’RE
THERE.
1
What’s the main
lesson you want
to teach
your audience?
4 • CALM YOUR NERVES
REMIND
YOURSELF
WHY YOU’RE
THERE.
CLENCH
YOUR FISTS
FOR 3-5
SECONDS.
1 2
What’s the main
lesson you want
to teach
your aud...
REMIND
YOURSELF
WHY YOU’RE
THERE.
CLENCH
YOUR FISTS
FOR 3-5
SECONDS.
BREATHE
DEEPLY,
1 2 3
What’s the main
lesson you want...
5
START
STRONG
5
START
STRONG
THE FIRST FEW MINUTES ARE CRUCIAL.
Show the audience you’re confident, sincere,
friendly and worthy of thei...
START WITH A
QUESTION, A FUNNY
ANECDOTE, OR A
SHOCKING FACT OR
STATISTIC.
5 • START STRONG
START WITH A
QUESTION, A FUNNY
ANECDOTE, OR A
SHOCKING FACT OR
STATISTIC.
This is how Steve Jobs started his speech
at the...
START WITH A
QUESTION, A FUNNY
ANECDOTE, OR A
SHOCKING FACT OR
STATISTIC.
This is how Steve Jobs started his speech
at the...
6
USE YOUR EYES
6
USE YOUR EYES
To truly connect with your audience,
you need to look them in the eye.
TRY THIS APPROACH:
6 • USE YOUR EYES
TRY THIS APPROACH:
Find 5 friendly faces in different areas of the audience.
Then move your focus between them.
6 • USE YO...
AVOID THESE MISTAKES:
TRY THIS APPROACH:
Find 5 friendly faces in different areas of the audience.
Then move your focus be...
AVOID THESE MISTAKES:
TRY THIS APPROACH:
Find 5 friendly faces in different areas of the audience.
Then move your focus be...
GIVE YOUR AUDIENCE THE
SENSE YOU’RE TALKING
TO ALL OF THEM
6 • USE YOUR EYES
GIVE YOUR AUDIENCE THE
SENSE YOU’RE TALKING
TO ALL OF THEM
Look left, then right, then
center, then back and front.
6 • US...
GIVE YOUR AUDIENCE THE
SENSE YOU’RE TALKING
TO ALL OF THEM
Look left, then right, then
center, then back and front.
After ...
7
END WITH
A BANG
Starting strong is good.
Finishing strong is epic.
– ROBIN SHARMA
7
END WITH
A BANG
MAKE YOUR AUDIENCE FEEL
THAT YOU’RE LEADING UP TO
SOMETHING SPECTACULAR
7 • END WITH A BANG
MAKE YOUR AUDIENCE FEEL
THAT YOU’RE LEADING UP TO
SOMETHING SPECTACULAR
Finish up with a rhetorical question,
a quote, som...
MAKE YOUR AUDIENCE FEEL
THAT YOU’RE LEADING UP TO
SOMETHING SPECTACULAR
Finish up with a rhetorical question,
a quote, som...
On the brink of the Civil War,
Abraham Lincoln closed his speech with:
The dogmas of the quiet past
are inadequate for the...
8
HOW DID
YOU DO?
8
HOW DID
YOU DO?
Review your performance and see what
you can do better.
THEN, DO THE
UNTHINKABLE
8 • HOW DID YOU DO?
THEN, DO THE
UNTHINKABLE
Speak in public again.
8 • HOW DID YOU DO?
THEN, DO THE
UNTHINKABLE
Speak in public again.
Because the only way you will truly overcome your fear,
is by facing it ov...
Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and
courage. If you want to conquer
fear, do not sit home and thi...
What else do you want to learn today?
www.getsmarter.ac
Improving lives through better education
GetSmarter collaborates with the world’s leading universities to
offer the highes...
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  1. 1. STEPS TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR 8 of public speaking
  2. 2. Make thyself a craftsman in speech, for thereby thou shalt gain the upper hand. – INSCRIPTION ON 3,000 YEAR OLD EGYPTIAN TOMB
  3. 3. REMEMBER The 3 objectives of any good speech are:
  4. 4. REMEMBER The 3 objectives of any good speech are: Make an impression. 1
  5. 5. REMEMBER The 3 objectives of any good speech are: Make an impression. Provide your audience with 2 or 3 takeaways. 1 2
  6. 6. REMEMBER The 3 objectives of any good speech are: Make an impression. Provide your audience with 2 or 3 takeaways. Enjoy yourself (so the audience can enjoy themselves too). 1 2 3
  7. 7. 1 FIND A TOPIC THAT “CLICKS” WITH THE AUDIENCE
  8. 8. 1 FIND A TOPIC THAT “CLICKS” WITH THE AUDIENCE ASK YOURSELF: Who’s in the audience? If you know who’s showing up, you can speak to their demographic.
  9. 9. 1 FIND A TOPIC THAT “CLICKS” WITH THE AUDIENCE ASK YOURSELF: Who’s in the audience? If you know who’s showing up, you can speak to their demographic. What am I passionate about? If you don’t care, neither will your audience. Choose something that excites you in order to excite others.
  10. 10. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. - MAYA ANGELOU 2 • FIND A TOPIC
  11. 11. 2 TELL A STORY
  12. 12. 2 TELL A STORY Stories resonate with audiences and are easier to remember.
  13. 13. LIKE ANY GOOD STORY, your speech must have an intro, a body, and a conclusion. 2 • TELL A STORY
  14. 14. LIKE ANY GOOD STORY, your speech must have an intro, a body, and a conclusion. INTRODUCTION Present the problem. 1 2 • TELL A STORY
  15. 15. LIKE ANY GOOD STORY, your speech must have an intro, a body, and a conclusion. INTRODUCTION Present the problem. BODY Show the conflict. 1 2 2 • TELL A STORY
  16. 16. LIKE ANY GOOD STORY, your speech must have an intro, a body, and a conclusion. INTRODUCTION Present the problem. BODY Show the conflict. CONCLUSION Offer a solution. 1 2 3 2 • TELL A STORY
  17. 17. 3 PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
  18. 18. 3 PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE Repetition is the mother of skill. – ANTHONY ROBBINS
  19. 19. FOCUS ON YOUR DELIVERY 3 • PRACTICE
  20. 20. FOCUS ON YOUR DELIVERY Once you’re confident you can recite your key talking points from memory, either film yourself or watch yourself in the mirror. 3 • PRACTICE
  21. 21. WATCH THE WAY YOU MOVE, AND LISTEN TO THE WAY YOU TALK. 3 • PRACTICE
  22. 22. WATCH THE WAY YOU MOVE, AND LISTEN TO THE WAY YOU TALK. If it appears robotic or strange, keep practicing until it looks natural. 3 • PRACTICE
  23. 23. WATCH THE WAY YOU MOVE, AND LISTEN TO THE WAY YOU TALK. Memorising your speech doesn’t mean reciting it word-for-word. Leave room for natural improvisation. TIP If it appears robotic or strange, keep practicing until it looks natural. 3 • PRACTICE
  24. 24. SLOOOOOW DOOOWN Don’t speak fast or run over your words. 3 • PRACTICE
  25. 25. SLOOOOOW DOOOWN Don’t speak fast or run over your words. The most precious things in speech are pauses. – RALPH WALDO EMERSON 3 • PRACTICE
  26. 26. USE GESTURES 3 • PRACTICE
  27. 27. USE GESTURES Be expressive with your hands and face, and move around occasionally to complement what you’re saying. 3 • PRACTICE
  28. 28. USE GESTURES Be expressive with your hands and face, and move around occasionally to complement what you’re saying. Try to avoid continuous pacing, or waving your hands around the whole time. It can be distracting. TIP 3 • PRACTICE
  29. 29. 4 CALM YOUR NERVES
  30. 30. 4 CALM YOUR NERVES Before you go on, find a place where you can be alone with your thoughts for a minute or two.
  31. 31. REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU’RE THERE. 1 What’s the main lesson you want to teach your audience? 4 • CALM YOUR NERVES
  32. 32. REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU’RE THERE. CLENCH YOUR FISTS FOR 3-5 SECONDS. 1 2 What’s the main lesson you want to teach your audience? This will relax your shoulders and jaw. 4 • CALM YOUR NERVES
  33. 33. REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU’RE THERE. CLENCH YOUR FISTS FOR 3-5 SECONDS. BREATHE DEEPLY, 1 2 3 What’s the main lesson you want to teach your audience? This will relax your shoulders and jaw. inhaling slowly and exhaling completely. Repeat. 4 • CALM YOUR NERVES
  34. 34. 5 START STRONG
  35. 35. 5 START STRONG THE FIRST FEW MINUTES ARE CRUCIAL. Show the audience you’re confident, sincere, friendly and worthy of their attention.
  36. 36. START WITH A QUESTION, A FUNNY ANECDOTE, OR A SHOCKING FACT OR STATISTIC. 5 • START STRONG
  37. 37. START WITH A QUESTION, A FUNNY ANECDOTE, OR A SHOCKING FACT OR STATISTIC. This is how Steve Jobs started his speech at the 2005 Commencement Address at Stanford University: 5 • START STRONG
  38. 38. START WITH A QUESTION, A FUNNY ANECDOTE, OR A SHOCKING FACT OR STATISTIC. This is how Steve Jobs started his speech at the 2005 Commencement Address at Stanford University: Truth be told, I never graduated from college, and this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. 5 • START STRONG
  39. 39. 6 USE YOUR EYES
  40. 40. 6 USE YOUR EYES To truly connect with your audience, you need to look them in the eye.
  41. 41. TRY THIS APPROACH: 6 • USE YOUR EYES
  42. 42. TRY THIS APPROACH: Find 5 friendly faces in different areas of the audience. Then move your focus between them. 6 • USE YOUR EYES
  43. 43. AVOID THESE MISTAKES: TRY THIS APPROACH: Find 5 friendly faces in different areas of the audience. Then move your focus between them. 6 • USE YOUR EYES
  44. 44. AVOID THESE MISTAKES: TRY THIS APPROACH: Find 5 friendly faces in different areas of the audience. Then move your focus between them. • Looking across the room. • Focusing on the back row. • Looking above people’s eyes. • Locking on to just one person. 6 • USE YOUR EYES
  45. 45. GIVE YOUR AUDIENCE THE SENSE YOU’RE TALKING TO ALL OF THEM 6 • USE YOUR EYES
  46. 46. GIVE YOUR AUDIENCE THE SENSE YOU’RE TALKING TO ALL OF THEM Look left, then right, then center, then back and front. 6 • USE YOUR EYES
  47. 47. GIVE YOUR AUDIENCE THE SENSE YOU’RE TALKING TO ALL OF THEM Look left, then right, then center, then back and front. After you finish expressing an idea or thought, shift your focus to the next person. TIP 6 • USE YOUR EYES
  48. 48. 7 END WITH A BANG
  49. 49. Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic. – ROBIN SHARMA 7 END WITH A BANG
  50. 50. MAKE YOUR AUDIENCE FEEL THAT YOU’RE LEADING UP TO SOMETHING SPECTACULAR 7 • END WITH A BANG
  51. 51. MAKE YOUR AUDIENCE FEEL THAT YOU’RE LEADING UP TO SOMETHING SPECTACULAR Finish up with a rhetorical question, a quote, something funny, or a startling statement. 7 • END WITH A BANG
  52. 52. MAKE YOUR AUDIENCE FEEL THAT YOU’RE LEADING UP TO SOMETHING SPECTACULAR Finish up with a rhetorical question, a quote, something funny, or a startling statement. And finally, always end with a powerful call to action. 7 • END WITH A BANG
  53. 53. On the brink of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln closed his speech with: The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the stormy present and future. As our circumstances are anew, we must think anew and act anew. 7 • END WITH A BANG
  54. 54. 8 HOW DID YOU DO?
  55. 55. 8 HOW DID YOU DO? Review your performance and see what you can do better.
  56. 56. THEN, DO THE UNTHINKABLE 8 • HOW DID YOU DO?
  57. 57. THEN, DO THE UNTHINKABLE Speak in public again. 8 • HOW DID YOU DO?
  58. 58. THEN, DO THE UNTHINKABLE Speak in public again. Because the only way you will truly overcome your fear, is by facing it over and over. 8 • HOW DID YOU DO?
  59. 59. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -DALE CARNEGIE 8 • HOW DID YOU DO?
  60. 60. What else do you want to learn today? www.getsmarter.ac
  61. 61. Improving lives through better education GetSmarter collaborates with the world’s leading universities to offer the highest quality, career-focused online short courses. Acquire new skills and advance your career with us today. www.getsmarter.ac
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