It’s often mentioned how the majority of us fear public speaking more than death, and whilst that may seem ludicrous, the reality is that many people do fear speaking in front of a group of people, whether that’s at work, socially, or even online in front of your smart phone.
That’s why today’s video is about sharing 8 Ways To Help You Develop Confidence When Speaking To Groups.
The fear of public speaking, is also known as glossophobia (from the Greek glōssa, meaning tongue, and phobos, meaning fear or dread.
For many people the fear of public speaking shows up at work, when they’ve been asked to lead a meeting, give a presentation or share an idea aloud.
As a teenager, I used to fearing asked to read aloud to the class, knowing I’d stammer, others would laugh, and I’d feel terrible. For many years, even after I’d stopped stuttering, I’d still shy away from speaking up, fearing I might.
Today, I work with people facing their own version of dread and fear of public speaking, and help them develop more confidence, knowing the next time they need to present or give a presentation, at work or socially they’ll feel more capable and aware of their own strengths.
In today’s video I share 8 of those skills, all taken from my own personal journey as a stutterer, singer, and the professional speaker I am today. Nowadays, I also get to share these strategies during business and personal workshops, and can see how a nervous speaker at the beginning of the day can leave the room at 5pm with more resources and an new found belief that indeed, they are an effective public speaker, too.
Let’s jump in:
Believe me, the more you practice and take the opportunities to speak up to groups of people, so you’re fear of public speaking with decline, and in its place will be an innate self confidence of public speaking is for you.
I know, after all, I’ve been there and done that, too.
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