How Therapy Can Help You Overcome The Fear Of Public SpeakingAugust 31, 2019
More than a few people have tried to avoid public speaking because they don’t want to embarrass themselves and they are afraid of making mistakes. This is a skill that you would have to learn at some point because it is important in your career growth. You have to learn the dos and don’ts of making presentations so that you would get your point across easily and you will not bore your audience to death. By learning effective presentation skills, a lot of people would be looking forward to hearing your ideas.
You are probably now wondering, “Where is all this TV nostalgia leading me?” Quite simply, to a crucially important principle about writing and presentation skill classes.
A clear roadmap for your presentation is a great stress reducer. Once you know what you’re going to say, do and draw, it’s a lot easier to handle the amount of time you have in front of a group. If you aren’t 100% sure how to structure a compelling story, take a professional training webinar to find out.
There are two schools of thought on this type of sweating. Some believe it’s all in the head. It’s a mental condition that can be solved by changing thoughts. The other school of thought is that stress warms up the body which causes the body to sweat. Both of these theories have merit.
Seasoned public speakers come across as poised, comfortable and totally in control of their subject for one very good reason – practice. Of all public speakings tips this one has to rank right at the top of the list.
The workshop I attended was a one day introduction to the basics of performing improvisation described as a ‘crash course in improv’. Through various games and exercises (alternating as actors and audience) we learned how to perform without the luxury of a script or rehearsal and sometimes without intelligible language. In one exercise we could only communicate using the language of ‘gibberish’. Each actor quickly tried to convey their character and the setting through movement and meaningless babble so that the other actors could react appropriately. The laughter never stopped!
To be effective in public speaking the humor should be relevant to the points being made. It is woven into the fabric of the speech. With practice and preparation it is possible to employ the 7 types of humor listed, regardless of how dry and shy you maybe.