Ways on how to manage Speaking Anxiety

Ways on how to manage Speaking Anxiety

 

Glossophobia – the fear of public speaking

  • It is the single most common phobia (fear)
  • Approximately 75% of people experience this
  • You are not alone in your fear
  • You cannot eliminate your fear but you CAN manage and reduce it.

 

* Prepare carefully–know your material

* Practice–rehearse your talk with a friend

* Know your audience

* Do some warm up exercises to reduce adrenalin levels before the start of the speech (Deep, rhythmic breathing (4 hold 7)

* Dress comfortably and appropriately for the situation. Look your best

* Get out of yourself–engage the audience

* Speak clearly–enunciate

  • Open your mouth–do not mumble
  • Slow down if necessary
  • Lower your voice–speak from your diaphragm
  • Project your voice–use energy when you speak
  • Use appropriate animation

* Gain experience–practice makes perfect.

 

Make the most of your presentation. Be confident and just be yourself. Everything is in your hands.

 

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