Do not worry if you have a fear of speaking in public, this is a common issue with most people in the world. Well, a survey in the UK suggests that fear of public speaking is much greater than fear of death. People are not born with public speaking skills, they need to work hard to develop such skills and improve their public speaking.
Speaking has become the most necessary skill in recent times as it allows you to form a good relationship with others and to present yourself in the most effective way. Karen Mccleave Crown Attorney has great experience in public speaking and with 30 years of experience in public service, she has also served as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Ontario. Karen McCleave enthusiastically supports live music and art, especially that of Canadian painters.
Here are some reasons how fear of public speaking can hold back your career:
Be gentle with yourself:
“If you’re public speaking, imagine yourself feeling confident; if you’re nervous about a date and thinking, ‘I’m gonna be a dork,’ picture yourself being funny. Then it will be familiar to your brain,” said Lindsey Stirling, an American violinist, songwriter, and dancer. She presents choreographed violin performances, in live and music videos found on her official YouTube channel, which she created in 2007. Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and rock to electronic dance music.
Well, it is completely natural to feel scared and anxious while speaking in front of a large audience. Even the best presenters can get nervous sometimes while presenting their speech. Do not overthink about this, just be gentle to yourself, or else you will not able to cope with such situations.
Do not try to fake someone else while giving the speech because it will distract the audience and they will lose interest in your speech. Be yourself, show what you are, audience does not want you to act like some other person, they want you to have knowledge and passion about the topic you are presenting. Being yourself will allow the audience to stay connected with you during your speech.
Don’t focus on being perfect:
Well, the truth is, no one is perfect and even your audience does not want you to be perfect. Nobody will notice if you switch some points from your speech or you took a pause while changing a point. Do not overthink about making a mistake in advance, this can damage the impact of your speech, and also it will reduce your confidence.
Do not think that the audience is there to learn some tricks or tactics through your speech; they are here to get inspired by your speech. So, don’t try to teach them, just present your speech in such a way that your audience can able to connect with you to get inspired and motivated for the cause you are presenting your speech.