Fear of Public Speaking
REDUCING the FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Don’t completely lose the Butterflies. Get them to ‘Fly in formation’.
The audience wants you to be successful.
They are glad it is you and not them at the lectern.
Prepare by Studying
PREPARE by Studying and knowing your material.
Practice - Practice - Practice
PRACTICE - PRACTICE - PRACTICE
In front of a full length the mirror.
Into a digital recorder.
In a video.
In front of friends and family.
Having everything in place, and knowing it, is a great stress reliever
Check Your Appearance
CHECK YOUR APPEARANCE
Hair combed - No food in teeth or on face.
Zippers zipped - Buttons buttoned - Lint removed.
√√Double Check Your Checklists
DOUBLE CHECK YOUR CHECKLIST
Sound System - Backup for PowerPoint - Lighting
Audience Seating - Parking - Allotted Time - Introduction
Water - Break Instructions for Audience - Notes
Notes or Mind Map
NOTES OR MIND MAP
Winston Churchill always had notes just in case.
Find Friendly Faces
FIND FRIENDLY FACES
Use the ‘Lighthouse technique’.
IN YOUR MIND’S EYE
‘See’ yourself giving a great presentation!
‘Man in the Arena’ Speech
‘MAN IN THE ARENA’ SPEECH - TEDDY ROOSEVELT
Far better to be ‘in the arena’ rather than on the sidelines watching.
Alcohol - Carbonated Drinks - Digestive Unfriendly Foods
BEFORE SPEAKING, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU EAT AND DRINK
DEEP BREATHING EXERCISES
When we sigh, we exhale. Try it and feel the stress leave.