Today I want to give you some tips on how to overcome fear of public speaking:). This fear manifests itself through the feeling of dread that you get before a presentation, and I’m not talking a little butterflies here (which is very common); I’m talking about intense ANXIETY, chest tightness, cold sweat, NAUSEA. A SINKING feeling in the pit of your stomach.
Similar fears include social phobia, in which the person have a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed in front of other people. Without me having to say it out loud, these fears could harm you professionally and also personally.
Some Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
If you’re searching for tips on the internet, then you probably have experienced some of the above symptoms before, maybe even did quite a lot of research on this. Thus, I do not want to bore you with a lengthy list, I have picked out 5 (in my opinion) useful tips to overcome the fear of public speaking. Without further ado, let’s get into them:
1) KNOW your topic inside out. Do lots of research. When you are knowledgeable about the topic that you will be presenting it helps you to become MUCH more relaxed and calm. That’s because you can now focus on giving a great speech rather than worry about what questions will be thrown at you. Being familiar with your subject matter will also help you in remembering the key points of your speech better.
2) PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE – You’ve heard it before and I’m saying it again here. Nothing takes the place of practicing and rehearsing for your speech. In the process of rehearsing you would start organizing your speech and thoughts. Knowing that your speech is worthwhile and organized can GREATLY reduce your speaking anxiety.
3) Better yet, rehearse in front of a mirror. Or record your speech on your phone or video camera. Then listen to it or watch it, and make notes on how you could make it better. You will feel awkward at first but that is very normal. Persist with it until you find yourself becoming less self-conscious about your own voice and image.
4) Know that ABSOLUTELY everyone feels nervous before their first speech or presentation. Even Presidents, and Prime Ministers.
5) Do not worry about audience reactions, instead focus on delivering YOUR material in the best way possible.
Subliminals Can Help You Change Faster
Have you considered using subliminal technology? They are auditory or visual affirmations that you feed yourself below and therefore bypassing your limits of perception. So it could be a sound that your conscious mind can’t hear but it’s clear to your subconscious, or an image that flashes briefly and unseen by the conscious mind but perceived subconsciously.
Subliminals have been researched for more than 50 years, and have been proven over multiple scientific studies. Not only can they help you overcome your fear of public speaking, they can also help you lose weight, improve your memory, stop smoking, increase your self-confidence, be a successful entrepreneur, etc.
There are myths about companies/advertisers using subliminal messaging to make customers act in certain ways. However, subliminal messaging can’t make you do or feel anything that you do not want to do or feel, but if you have a strong desire for something then subliminal tech can help you get there a lot quicker.
I’m currently using two subliminal devices to help me change various beliefs/habits of mine. One flashes positive affirmations on my computer screen while I work (visual), while the other is a set of MP3 audios that I play in the background while I go about my daily activities, or while I’m sleeping (auditory). If this is something that you would like to explore further, then learn more by clicking on the two links above.
That is all from me today. Please share if you find this useful, and should you have any questions or comments regarding this topic, please let me know in the comment box below and I WILL get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!