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How to Overcome Fear in a Speech Presentation

Being afraid to speak in front of a group of people is something which is very common. If you want the reduce the level of stress and fear you have to be prepared because most of the uncertainties come from lack of preparation. We all know that being anxious is something normal and natural this does not mean that you can not look for remedies to reduce the symptoms. There are treatments which help you reduce stress when you have to make a presentation. If you want to be successful all you have to do is be confident, the fear will not go away but you will get by much easier and you will not get slowed down by it.

The first thing you have to do is admit that you have a fear of speaking on front of people. It may not sound like much but the when you admit that you have a problem you can start resolving it. You have to know that there are a lot of people who are like you, you are not the only one. In order to get passed this you have to set yourself some goals which will guide you in this process. You should set goals such as: paying attention on you presentation- make sure that you follow the presentation and practice you speech-make sure that you speak clearly. If you start with goals like this you will bust your confidence and keep on going.

Organization is very important if you want your speech to be a success and not have to worry all the time if you forget something or if you are understood. You should determine the message you want to send before you write the whole speech. The whole presentation should have at its roots the main idea. Make sure that your arguments are logic and that the bond one with the other.

If you have a problem remembering the presentation you should make a ppt presentation or some information cards. They will help if you get nervous and forget something. This also increases the level of confidence.

To get an idea on how you sound you should ask your family or a friend to hear you out. This will help you a lot because you will get an opinion on how you sound and also get some useful advice. Another idea is to practice you presentation in front of a mirror, this way you will practice your posture and gain confidence.


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