How Can I Become Confident In Public Speaking?

For many, the idea of public speaking fills them with nervousness & fear. 

That said, I genuinely believe that everyone is capable of it. I believe that even the most nervous person can develop the skills to manage their nerves and successfully deliver a presentation.

Here are my three tips for developing confidence in your ability to present infront of an audience.  

Remove the crutch 

Many people think that having a script - or notes to the side, will make them less nervous. I actually think having notes increases your nerves. (I'll let you have brief bullet points, but not long form notes!) 

The fear of stumbling your words, forgetting chunks of content or getting lost mid way through, only adds to the fear of 'looking silly' infront of the audience. 

Take the pressure off, internalise what you want to say so that it comes naturally and then go and deliver it without the pressure of a script.  

 

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