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15 Powerful Strategies to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

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15 Powerful Strategies to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

15 Powerful Strategies to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

  1. 1. 15 Powerful Strategies YOU CAN USE TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING 1
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  3. 3. 3 image Pachydermaphobia The fear of elephants. THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM YOU CAN SPEAK WELL IF YOUR TONGUE CAN DELIVER THE MESSAGE OF YOUR HEART.   JOHN FORD B
  4. 4. THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING GLOSSŸOŸPHOŸBIA! 4
  5. 5. THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING GLOSSŸOŸPHOŸBIA! Literally: “FEAR of the TONGUE”! 5
  6. 6. THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING scary! 6
  7. 7. PEOPLE FEAR PUBLIC SPEAKING MORE THAN… scary! < SNAKES! 7
  8. 8. PEOPLE FEAR PUBLIC SPEAKING MORE THAN… scary! < SPIDERS! 8
  9. 9. PEOPLE FEAR PUBLIC SPEAKING MORE THAN… scary! < CLOWNS! 9
  10. 10. 10 BE AFRAID Be very afraid!
  11. 11. B BOB WILEY Well, I get dizzy spells, nausea, cold sweats, hot sweats, fever blisters, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, involuntary trembling, dead hands, numb lips, fingernail sensitivity, pelvic discomfort... 11
  12. 12. 15 Powerful Strategies YOU CAN USE TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING 12
  13. 13. image MENTAL S t r a t e g i e s image PHYSICAL S t r a t e g i e s image POWERFUL Super ✪ Strategies 5 5 5
  14. 14. 14 MENTAL S t r a t e g i e s for Defeating the Fear of Public Speaking
  15. 15. 15 image Baseball is 90% mental & the other half is physical. B YOGI BERRA
  16. 16. 16 You’re supposed to be ! the “expert.” It helps ! a lot if you actually know WHAT HECK YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT! KNOW YOUR SHH*TUFF 1
  17. 17. 17 SLEEPINESS ! impairs your memory, ! your ability to think, and ! the speed your brain processes information.! 2 GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
  18. 18. 18 Give your brain something ! to do BESIDES PANIC.! For example, mentally note the people in the audience wearing a particular color.! 3 FOCUS OUTWARD
  19. 19. 19 Your CHEERLEADERS ! are the people in your! audience who are visibly attentive, making eye contact, nodding their heads, etc.! 4 FIND YOUR CHEERLEADERS
  20. 20. 20 Consider joining an! organization like! TOASMASTERS.ORG! to gain valuable experience.! 5 GAIN EXPERIENCE
  21. 21. 21 4. Find Your Cheerleaders! 1. Know Your Shh*tuff! 2. Get Plenty of Sleep! 3. Focus Outward! 5. Gain Experience! MENTAL S t r a t e g i e s for Defeating the Fear of Public Speaking
  22. 22. 22 PHYSICALS t r a t e g i e s for Defeating the Fear of Public Speaking
  23. 23. 23 image Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. B JOHN F. KENNEDY
  24. 24. 24 CONTROL YOUR BREATHING 1 Breathing is as natural! as, well—BREATHING. ! Slow down, pause, and! B R E A T H E ! ! !
  25. 25. 25 2 RELAX AND SMILE Smiles are wildly contagious. RELAXING & SMILING at an audience activates mirror neurons and helps bring a smile to their faces, too! !
  26. 26. 26 3 MOVE BUT DON’T PACE Moving around the stage! is a good thing. But pacing ! (or rocking back-and-forth) creates a visual rhythm that INDUCES SLEEPINESS.!
  27. 27. 27 4 HYDRATE 15-MIN PRIOR Nervousness can give you a dry mouth so be sure to drink plenty of WATER approx. ! 15-min prior to taking the stage to give it time to absorb (without making feel like you have to pee!).!
  28. 28. 28 5 MANAGE YOUR VOICE Be intentional about lowering your vocal PITCH, varying your TEMPO, and controlling! the TONE of your voice.!
  29. 29. 29 1. Control Your Breathing! 2. Relax and Smile! 3. Move but Don’t Pace! 4. Hydrate 15-min Prior! 5. Manage Your Voice! PHYSICALS t r a t e g i e s for Defeating the Fear of Public Speaking
  30. 30. 30 POWERFUL Super ✪ Strategies for Defeating the Fear of Public Speaking
  31. 31. 31 image If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He's everything that I'm not. B STEPHEN HAWKING
  32. 32. 32 WATCH AMY CUDDY’S TED TALK 1 We can change other people’s perceptions — ! and even our own body chemistry — simply by CHANGING BODY POSITIONS.
  33. 33. STRESS! POWER! 33 AMY CUDDY
  34. 34. 34 2 MAKE YOURSELF <BIG> So you make yourself big, you stretch out, you take up space, you're basically opening up. It's about OPENING UP.!
  35. 35. POWER POSES “The CEO”! dominance “The Performer”! power & pride! “The Boss”! intimidation! “Wonder Woman”! confidence! 35
  36. 36. 36 3 FAKE IT TILL YOU BECOME IT You are NOT an imposter! Don't fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it. ! Do it enough until you actually BECOME IT ! and INTERNALIZE IT.
  37. 37. 37 4 DO THE 2-MINUTE DRILL Before you go into the ! next stressful situation, ! FOR TWO MINUTES, ! do Power Poses, in the elevator, in a bathroom stall, at your desk, behind closed doors, etc. Doing so will! CONFIGURE YOUR BRAIN 
 TO COPE THE BEST! in that situation.!
  38. 38. Audience Members Doing the 2-Minute Drill! @ the K2 Public Speaking Seminar, July 2015!
  39. 39. POWER POSES! 2-MINUTES! 2 39
  40. 40. 40 VICTORY
  41. 41. 41 5 TAKE BABY STEPS (ON THE BUS) Practice in front of a mirror. Then your spouse or family, a small group of friends, ! a small audience, etc. ! WORK YOUR WAY UP to larger audiences over time.!
  42. 42. 42 ... baby steps on the bus, baby steps down the aisle, baby steps... B BOB WILEY
  43. 43. 43 1. Watch Amy Cuddy’s ! TED Talk! 5. Baby Steps on the Bus! 3. Fake It till You Become It! 2. Make Yourself “Big”! 4. Do the 2-Minute Drill! POWERFUL Super ✪ Strategies for Defeating the Fear of Public Speaking
  44. 44. MENTAL S t r a t e g i e s PHYSICAL S t r a t e g i e s POWERFUL Super ✪ Strategies 5 5 5 4. Find Your Cheerleaders! 1. Know Your Shh*tuff! 2. Get Plenty of Sleep! 3. Focus Outward! 5. Gain Experience! 1. Control Your Breathing! 2. Relax and Smile! 3. Move but Don’t Pace! 4. Hydrate 15-min Prior! 5. Manage Your Voice! 1. Watch Amy Cuddy’s ! TED Talk! 5. Baby Steps on the Bus! 3. Fake It till You Become It! 2. Make Yourself “Big”! 4. Do the 2-Minute Drill!
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  46. 46. THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING presented by k r a i g k r e m p a . c o m! this is me

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