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Eliminate the fear of Speaking

We all have fears of our own, isn’t it? We accept it and move on. When this is the situation, is the fear of public speaking really a potential threat? Well, to be honest, it can be if you don’t try to eliminate it by yourself. Remember, this fear of speaking is all in our mind and not coming from the end of the audiences you are delivering your speech to. So, let’s just get hold of some handful tricks here, that will really work for you the next time you are speaking in public meetings or gatherings.

As the age-old mantra goes, ‘practice makes a man perfect’, you need to take heed of it. Be it just a short introduction, a detailed sales speech or a long conversation with a potential customer, you need preparation. Don’t get bogged down. By practice we are not hinting at making a blueprint of all the lines with all those punctuation marks of the speech to be drafted. Rather, a simple an outline will do. All you need to make is an outline of the speech you have to give with a proper introduction, middle part and the conclusion as well as the points you are going to add in each section. This note card will definitely keep you on track while speaking.

When we are talking about making this note card as the first step of the preparation, we have already assumed that you know what you are going to talk about, right? But is it really the case? If not, you better make it. Knowing the topic you have to talk about is the most important step that will help you to get the desired effect from your audience. After all, a little joke here and a little wit there is acceptable. But your audience certainly would not like y to listen to talks that do not stick to the point.

Once you know what you are going to talk about and have made the outline, practice is everything. Try to practice it in front of some real audience as that will surely help on the final day. Moreover, keep in mind that your audience will always want you to succeed and they are on your side. Take this advantage and go on smoothly. Lots of eye contacts, keeping a relaxed face, accepting the mistakes you may make and moving on with the speech rather halting there – are some of the other tricks that will also gear you reap the desired result. So, accept your fear but overcome it with the right attitude of “I can do it” and make yourself the winner.

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Posted: 17/08/2011 02:13:27

good one

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