Why you shouldn’t be afraid of public speaking
Glossophobia is one of the common fears of people; it is a fact that the anxiety brought by speaking in front of a live audience has delivered much concern and stress to people that it is now considered as a hard task, which most probably the reason why a distinct number of people is afraid of it.
Public speaking should not be something that you would be afraid of, you should consider it as a privilege since as we all know “everybody wants to talk but nobody wants to listen”. However, we cannot deny the fact that when you are in front of everyone to deliver a talk or a speech there is a big possibility that you would be pressured by the way they will look at you , as well as to be disturbed by the fact that they are observing your every move, pronunciation, and even mannerisms.
Some people think that public speaking is something you are naturally good at. This is not correct. As though some one might appear to be a natural speaker, they actually spend years to practice. To be good at public speaking, you must believe in yourself. If you don’t, you must change your belief in order to become great at it.
These are the reasons why we have created for you a shortlist of things and tips that might help you in becoming a confident public speaker; in this way you will be able to handle yourself well in front of your audience no matter how “critical” they may be.
How To Boost Your Confidence In Public Speaking Like Tony Robbins
There are numerous ways which would help you in improving your confidence in terms of public speaking. We have listed some of them which we think that would help you in realizing your goal to be an eloquent and confident public speaker, all you need to do is to put them into practice wholeheartedly along with an earnest passion to be the best in whatever you plan to do in your life.
#1. Be Prepared
Preparation is everything. Even master public speaker like Tony Robbins who has done live events for decades, still prepares his presentation and especially his mental state every time he teaches his Unleash The Power Within event.
As the saying goes “confidence comes after preparation” being prepared will help you feel more confident in delivering your speech since you know that you have planned it in the best way that you can. In addition, preparation will help diminish the feeling of nervousness right before you deliver your speech in this way; there is a higher possibility that you would start your public speech on the right track so it will go on smoothly.
#2. It’s never about you, it’s about the message
Honestly, the talk is not about you so don’t be too concern about the “You” part of the public speaking, because the “message” part of the speech is the most important of all; far more important than you. Focus on the audience and how you can add value to them instead of worrying about how you look or sound. Remember it’s all about serving the audience and making your message valuable to them.
#3. It’s normal to be nervous
Even the bests of public speakers feel nervous every time they stand in front of a crowd to deliver a speech or a small talk, so the next time you felt butterflies in your stomach before you deliver a talk consider it normal, breath –in –breath-out, then go.
#4. Practice – Take a video of yourself and assess
Practice makes perfect and there are many ways to practice public speaking. Our century offers a wide array of technology which can be used to assess ourselves in many ways possible. It would be a good practice to take a video of yourself and honestly self-assess your flaws to improve and highlight your good points as you simulate your speech delivery.
You can also gather your friends or family members around and ask them for their time to listen to your presentation and provide constructive feedback. This will help improves your confidence.
#5. Believe in your capacity to improve
In all things, believe in yourself that you can do it or else nothing good will happen. It is on self-belief and perseverance in your goal that will make you realize your dream to be a confident public speaker. Once you stop believing in the power of your dream and capacity then, you will never achieve your goal-all previous efforts for improvement will then be put to waste.
#6. Be passionate about the topic
Passion is the fuel for your speech. You will always find more ways and things to talk about when it’s your passion. Every public speaker is good at what they do because they talk about the things they are most passionate about. You will run out of word when you talk about something that bores you. Passion gives the power and energy to get your message across the audience. See the video below about Tony Robbins, look at the way he talks, his voice and body language, it’s all about passion.
We hope this article provides some good tips about public speaking. Practice and keep practicing until you become a master at it. Good luck!