The most common phobia people have is the ‘fear of public speaking.’ Some people dread public speaking even more than death. Most of use live with this fear throughout our lives.Being an underrated skill we fail to get proper guidance to overcome our stage fright.Public speaking is necessary for each one of us irrespective of our age or profession. If you are wondering how public speaking can help you in your life, then let me list out some of its benefits.
As public speaking boots your confidence levels there are more chances of you succeeding at job interviews. You will be more comfortable working in a team and giving effective presentations and seminars in the workplace. This improves your professional life and your relationship with your colleagues.
As a confident speaker you will be comfortable breaking the ice and starting conversations with strangers. This expands your social circle and improves your personal life.Haven looked at what public speaking is all about,let us now see how we can conquer fear of public speaking.
1.Take the plunge
The only way you can get over your fear of public speaking is by going ahead and speaking.It might sound counter intuitive but this is true.The longer we wait to do whatever it is that is causing the fear,the more intense our fear would become.So go ahead and give that speech or presentation that you have been pondering over for such a long time.
Be patient. Do not expect things to change in a jiffy.Some people might take more time to improve and others might take less.Do not push yourself too hard by comparing yourself with others.Just go with the flow.
3.Take criticism positively
We all love to receive compliments but when it comes to criticism we prefer to be on the giving end rather than the receiving end. The successful you are,the more criticisms you will have to handle so learn to handle them with a positive attitude.
4.Let Go Of The Perfectionist in you
There are people who are unable to take the first step,forever waiting to attain a state of perfection. You don’t have to perfect in order to be a good speaker. All that matters is how passionate you are about what you are saying. Just speak from your heart and your audience will appreciate you for your sincerity.Good luck !!