Do you fear of public speaking? Are you afraid of speaking in front of a group of people? If you’re like most people, the fear of public speaking will control you for the rest of your life until you learn how to manage that fear and become a confident person in front of a large group of people.
It has been said that the number one fear of most people is the fear of public speaking, and it is even greater than the fear of death. How funny is this? Well if this statement were true, then you would be living your life fearlessly once you know how to destroy the fear of public speaking.
To become a good public speaker and be able to deliver your message across your audience, you must be confident.
There is no way around this. Confidence is the key essential to become a great speaker. So how do you become confident when speaking in front of a lot of people?
Here are some tips to become a confident and charismatic speaker to charm an audience:
#1. Enlarge your vocabulary
If you have a limited amount of vocabulary, the way you express yourself and your ideas will also be limited. Therefore this will affect your speech. So the key here is to learn new fresh words every day and apply them into your daily speech so that it will become natural and smooth.
#2. Learn from the best
Who are the best public speakers do you know? Wouldn’t it make sense to see what the pros are doing and learn from them? The fastest way to become good at something is to learn directly from the people who are the best at doing it. If you want to become a confident speaker, go to the big seminars and events to see what the speakers are doing and how they do it. If you live in Australia, you can go to see Tony Robbins in Sydney. He is one of the best influential speakers of all the time and he can rock the audience like nobody. You will see how he influences the audience, controls the room’s energy and makes the audience stay engaged for the entire time.
#3. Learn from books and courses
What the best books on becoming a charismatic and confident public speakers? What are the training, courses and classes that you can attend to improve your skill? Go join those classes and put the effort into mastering your craft.
#4. Focus on delivering your message
Another key to become great at speaking in front of the audience and overcome the fear of public humiliation is to focus on your message instead of thinking what people are thinking about you. When you focus on those eyes in the audience, you will be scared, but when you focus on your presentation, you will find the ways to add value to the audience and you will forget your fear.
Nothing beats practice! It doesn’t matter how many books you read and how many classes you attend, but if you don’t put what you learn into practice, you will not succeed. The only way to become a better speaker is to rehearse your speech. Initially, you’ll likely feel uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience, but you will get better overtime. Practice reading your speech out loud, to a friend or record your voice. You can even video yourself speaking and watch it again to see if there are any verbal mistakes or unattractive body language that you might not realize. Fix those errors and you will become a confident speaker.
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