Tips for Becoming more Confident Speaking in Public

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Public speaking is a nightmare for some and second nature for others. I, personally, fall somewhere in between that line of thought. I’m not afraid of speaking in public, but I’d rather not do it. However, when I get up on stage or in front of a crowd and begin speaking, I do find that it becomes easier as I go on. Do I want to look back and watch myself on television or a video speaking in public, absolutely not! Speaking in public is something many of us feel is embarrassing or scary or whatever. And no one is saying it is not. We all have our feelings, but one thing is for certain; most everyone can always use a little bit of additional confidence when speaking in public. If you are terrified or if you are comfortable, we still have some tips that will provide you with more confidence when it comes to speaking publicly.

Imagine You Rocked It

Your words become your thoughts and your thoughts become your actions (or something to that effect), so stop thinking that you are a terrible speaker who will make a complete fool of him or herself in public and imagine you are really good at it. Visualization is going to take you a long way when it comes to your speech, and you’re going to feel a lot more confident when you’re up there.

Imagine You are a Celebrity

You might not be, and that’s fine. However, when you are up in front of people speaking to them, imagine that you are Angelina Jolie or someone else who people find so important and so enthralling. Imagine that because it’s going to help you feel better about yourself, as if people are there to support you rather than to judge you.

Take a Deep Breath

Before you speak, take a deep breath. It’s going to calm your breathing and your heart rate and it’s going to make your voice sound stronger. This is going to help your confidence. If you start out strong, you’ll finish strong.

Don’t be Afraid of Humor

We all need a little humor in our lives, so let’s remember that when it comes to public speaking. Perhaps you can make a small joke about yourself. This makes you appear self-deprecating and as though you don’t take yourself too seriously. This is going to help you feel more confident and make you more relatable to the crowd.

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