Do you worry about fear of failure when speaking in public? Do nervousness and anxiety grip you when you're about to deliver a speech? Getting over the fear of public speaking can be rough and you don't have to go through it. Here are some simple actions that you can take to calm yourself and deliver your best performance.
Keep the Stress Level to a Minimum
Don't feel the need to make this more stressful than it already is. All too often we blow thing a little out of proportion, remaining focused on delivering the information you have in a clear and articulate way is the most important factor in making a good speech. Using good notes that are thought out and clearly written will allow you to deliver a memorable speech that your audience will learn and gain information from.
Understand Your Subject
Know the material that you are speaking about will go a long way to reducing the stress level when addressing people in a public forum. Subject knowledge is important to giving a useful and content filled speech plus allowing you to share the information in way that people will understand and comprehend. Be careful not to over indulge if you are an expert though, getting to detailed will loose those not as educated on the subject plus you risk the chance of boring people.
Mistakes Are Going to Happen
Trying to be perfect only raises your level of stress and anxiety, there is nothing wrong with wanting to do a great job but adding to your stress by attempting to be perfect will only make matters worse and cause you to feel uptight.
The Ultimate point of wanting to give a good speech is so that your audience will gain some value of knowledge when you're done. Allowing them to easily understand what it is that you have to say will not only make it a pleasurable experience for them, but easier on you because you wont feel as pressured to be perfect at every turn and will be more comfortable and confident.
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Alan Kirchain is an public speaking consultant and private pilot living in Jacksonville, Fl with his family. Find out more about Public Speaking at http://www.betterpublicspeakingtips.com