Let’s face it, we all have anxiety about different things that can affect us on personal, social, or professional levels. For many, this is the fear of public speaking. Even the most seasoned public speakers experience some level of trepidation before an address.
You may ask yourself any of the following questions …
Will I trip and fall when walking to the podium? Will my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth? Will I be able to pronounce that word? Will they hear my heart beating loudly or see my hand shaking? Will they find me interesting and engaging? Will I be able to connect with my audience?
These are all common fears and questions; but the good news is, there are things we can do to help us overcome these fears and shine in a public forum. Can you share any of those tips and techniques with the class? What has proven effective for you?
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