3 Ways To Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

Google put out a great add about a boy trying to overcome glossophobia. What is glossophobia? – it is the fear of public speaking. Check out the add – I know as a professional speaker, I am in the minority because I don’t fear speaking – I love it! But I talk to people all of the time who fear public speaking. That is a normal and common fear. So how do you get over it? Here are 3 tips that will help you overcome the Fear of Public Speaking. 1. Focus on the Audience 2. Change your goal 3. Prepare, Prepare and Prepare 1. When most people approach a speech or presentation they are focused on themselves. “What if I mess up?” “I hope I don’t forget what I want to say.” “I hope I wore the right clothes.” When we are nervous it is a sure indication that
Continue Reading

Presentation Recovery: What To Do When You Forget Your Place

We’ve all had the experience. You are presenting, going from your first point to your second and your mind goes blank. What do you do? How do you recover? Here are five ways to recover and save your presentation. 1. Pause – remember a pause is a good thing (allows your audience to reflect on the information) and chances are the audience won’t know what is going on. 2. You can repeat the last line that you just said in order to gain momentum and find your train of thought. 3. You can laugh and ask the audience for help. – Keep in mind that the audience wants you to win and will be more than willing to help if you are genuine. 4. You can make light by saying something like, “I was thinking of a great point to share with you and I forgot where I was –
Continue Reading