Just think about it. You’re about to make your biggest public speech in your life. You want to look good and be respected by your peers. And then fear creeps in. What should you do?
If that has ever happened to you, don’t worry, it’s pretty widespread. In fact, it’s one of the most common biggest fears. But when you have these four tips in mind, you can conquer anything. So without further ado, let’s get into it, shall we?
Tip #1 – Look back at your past wins
Want to know what is the best motivators? It’s the past things you’ve done successfully. Just think about it, you’ve won at something, so why wouldn’t this be a win also, right? So before your speech starts, remind yourself you’ve got this with your past successes.
Tip #2 – Do a Power Pose before your public speech
Not confident enough? Well, don’t worry, I’ve got another ace up on my sleeve, and those are power poses. It has been scientifically proven that these help people be more confident of themselves. So before any speech, make your power poses in the bathrooms for a few seconds, and then go crush it.
You could also do the last two tips together for a bigger confidence boost.
Tip #3 – Practise Your Speech
While this sounds like a no-brainer, it’s worth reminding. Practicing your speech is essential if you want to have the best experience. So speak it out loud a couple of times. Bonus points if you have some trusted friends who give you some great insight into improving.
Then just rest and your speech will go well.
Tip #4 – Stand Straight
You’ve been practicing your speech and doing the before-stage exercises, but you still feel a bit of fear. Well, now there’s nothing more to do than just face your fear!
But when you do, make sure to not show your fear. Instead, you want to look confident. So take a breath, and with a straight back, do your speech. You’ve got this!
And these are the ways of conquering your stage fright. We hope you found something helpful from this article, and we hope that your speech goes well.