What to Do When Faced with the Fear of Public Speaking

TalkShop public speaking fear tipsGlossophobia, the fear of public speaking is common. Speaking before an audience is indeed dreaded by many. It is viewed as an ordeal that one must get done with, the sooner the better.

Stage fright arises from lack of experience. The good news is that it can be managed with these easy steps suggested by Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO:

1. Do the thing you fear. Take on public speaking and do it often. One is sure to conquer the fear with constant practice.

2. Let your speech appeal to the audience. Use personal stories to bring your topic to life. Anticipate questions to make it sound like a conversation.

3. Don’t make your speech long-winded. Observe the time allocated and end when as soon as you have made your point clear.

4. Practice until you get the hang of speaking aloud, clearly, and with emotions.

5. Picture the audience as children who are always eager to listen. The truth is the audience wants to see you succeed.

6. Manage your nerves. Re-frame your thinking and view the occasion as a chance to reach out to others.

7. Do not read your speech. But you can glance at an index card with an outline and bullet points to keep you on track.

8. Make your speech interactive. Draw in your audience by asking them questions.

9. Vary your pitch to make your speech sound interesting. Be aware of your body language. Gestures should be appropriate. Remember to stand and act confidently throughout.

10. Enroll in a Speech Eloquence class to learn to speak with confidence.

TalkShop, the leading communication school and learning facility in Makati helps you find your voice as you conquer the fear of speaking. Sell your ideas. Speak to persuade. Excel all the time with the right training that will make you shine.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | “SPEECH ELOQUENCE, PUBLIC SPEAKING, GRAMMAR MASTERY”

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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