” Gallup says 40% of people fear public speaking — and some people fear it more than death. ” This statement is a cliche but true. All of us would like to be a great speaker, but most of us do not have the courage to face the public. That is the reason why we have joined the Toastmasters movement- to improve our public speaking skills. While we learn a lot of tips at TM clubs, here is a set of 6 tips that reinforces what we learn at TMI. These tips are from a popular blog called Barking Up The Wrong Tree. The tips are given below.
1. You’re Not Perfect – And That’s Normal : ” The unedited speeches of even great orators like Martin Luther King and Churchill have numerous errors. “
2. How To Prepare – Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and an introvert herself, is now a professional public speaker.
How did she overcome public speaking fear? She practiced in front of small, supportive groups to desensitize herself.