How can I overcome my fear of public speaking?

Fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety. It can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Many people with this fear avoid public speaking situations altogether, or they suffer through them with shaking hands and a quavering voice. But with preparation and persistence, you can overcome your fear.

✅Know your topic
✅Take some time to consider what questions the audience may ask and have your responses ready
✅Get organized
✅Practice, and then practice some more
✅Consider making a video of your presentation so you can watch it and see opportunities for improvement
✅Challenge specific worries
✅Visualize your success
✅Do some deep breathing
✅Don’t fear a moment of silence
✅Recognize your success
✅Get support

(Answer From Craig N. Sawchuk, Ph.D., L.P.)

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