Public Speaking Tips For New Leaders - 3 proven tips to lower your ANXIETY of public speakingMar 22, 2023
As a new leader, you understand the importance of public speaking. Not only do you have to be able to deliver an effective presentation or speech, but you must also appeal to and engage your audience. However, fear and anxiety can often prevent us from doing our best. The good news is that it doesn’t have to! Here are three proven tips to help lower your fear and anxiety of public speaking so that you can become the confident leader that you strive to be.
What is Fear and Anxiety of Public Speaking?
Fear and anxiety of public speaking are normal emotions for those who are stepping out in front of an audience for the first time. These feelings can range from mild jitters to a paralyzing sense of dread. It’s important to recognize that this fear is normal and can actually help us stay sharp and focused on delivering an effective presentation. However, if we let our fear take over it can lead to panic attacks and poor performance.
How to Lower Your Fear and Anxiety of Public Speaking:
The key to overcoming your fear is preparation. Take the time before your presentation or speech to practice and review your material until you feel comfortable with what you’re saying. This will help build up your self-confidence leading up to the event as well as give you something concrete on which you can focus during the event itself instead of worrying about all the things that could go wrong. Additionally, try not to think about it too much—sometimes just going into something blindly can be the best way forward! Rehearse positive affirmations before taking the stage; this will help keep positive thoughts in your head when any negative ones start coming up during your presentation or speech. Finally, make sure that you get plenty of rest in order for your mind and body to be relaxed enough for a successful performance, no matter how big or small the event may be.
Why a Bit of Fear & Anxiety is a Good Thing When Public Speaking:
Fear isn’t always bad; in fact, it can actually be beneficial when it comes down to giving presentations or speeches because it keeps us alert and focused on what we’re saying instead of getting lost in our own thoughts or worrying about what could go wrong at any second during our performance. A bit of nerves before taking the stage can also help keep us energized throughout our entire presentation as we strive for perfection despite any obstacles that may arise along the way. So remember: don’t let fear stop you from achieving success; rather use it as fuel for motivation!
No one ever said public speaking was easy; however with proper preparation and confidence building exercises like positive affirmations, anyone can become a successful speaker by embracing their fear rather than trying push it away entirely. With these three proven tips, leaders everywhere will find themselves better equipped with tools necessary for conquering their fear while still delivering an effective presentation or speech each time they take center stage! For more information on public speaking tips check out my course ACE Your Public Speaking on my website www.sparkyourspeaking.com. So what are you waiting for? Start preparing yourself today!
Executive Speaking Coach
Spark Your Speaking
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