Fear of Public Speaking please HELP?
Topic: Informative speech good topics for a research
May 25, 2019 / By Bunny Question:
I have an informative speech to give on Monday and I am beyond nervous. I was originally going to take "Flight" and drop out of the class, but drop date had past. I am now nervous, but I know eventually I will have to "Fight" and confront my biggest Fear.
Now I want your opinion on my topic and any suggestions to get over my fear. My topic: Fear of Public Speaking. I would talk about what fear is, what it stands for, and techniques to get over fear.
Now I'm thinking this will help me kill two birds with one stone. I can do my research, talk about something that has haunted me, and in the process learn how get over the fear and help others with my speech.
Do you guys think this is a good idea...The Only thing I could think that would backfire on me is if I choke, do horrible and end up looking like an idiot who doesn't know what hes talking about.
However I could simply at the end say with these techniques I was able to become a better speaker, but I still have a long way to go...something like that.
Please Help and Thank you!
Best Answers: Fear of Public Speaking please HELP?
Alline | 9 days ago
The moment you stand up in front of all those people, take a deep breath, look at your audience and imagine all of them sitting in front of you, and they're all wearing diapers. Do whatever it takes to get rid of the intimidation that you feel. I'm serious, practice doing this before you go.
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Originally Answered: Public speaking?
are you talking about writing you essay or presenting it?
well, in writing, you just have to make your 3 points, and put it into the body paragraphs.
in speaking, i know it makes you nervous, but practice a lot, to the extent that you can almost memorize it. that way, you will not stumble in your speech, which would not embarrass you.
Originally Answered: Public speaking?
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The fear of public speaking will never completely go away, so don't believe those that say it can (and usually if you pay them to show you how). Believe it or not, a speaker with no nervous energy would appear boring. Experienced speakers know that a far better solution than fighting fear is to channel it into the performance. And yes, public speaking is a form of performing.
You've not much time to prepare for today's talk (1/9), but there's still a few things you can do. Everything builds on itself, so take advantage of having time to prepare for the next speaking engagement--there will always be more. Create a simple two or three point version of your speech and do it in front of a video camera. Then watch yourself. Pay attention to what both looks and sounds good, figure out how it can be made better, then try again. This kind of feedback is invaluable. If you can, do the speech in front of friends or family and then ask them what worked and what didn't. Often what we think looks or sounds a certain way is far different from the perspective of an audience member.
Use notes so you don't feel lost. Prepare your notes using just key or "trigger" words. *Never write a speech out word for word or try to memorize it. Rather, use the key words to remind you of what to say and then just speak from your heart. Your audience does not know your speech and won't know you made a mistake unless you tell them. And back your points with stories. They're easy to retell and audiences love stories--gives you instant credibility.
Use your voice. Speak loudly but without shouting. Speak louder than you would one on one. This gives you authority and confidence. Don't rush--don't be afraid to pause and collect your next thought. Pausing actually make you look very confident.
Use your eyes. Don't stare at the ceiling or the floor, and don't try to imagine everyone in their underwear--that doesn't work. Instead, look people in the eye randomly for 3 to 5 seconds. This can take practice. Again, use your family and friends. This technique alone will make you look like a professional speaker.
Right beforehand, stretch your mouth and tongue. Warm up your voice by humming from your lowest to your highest a few times. Drink lots of water, but no dairy or sugar. Then breath deep, hold your chin high, and walk to the mic with confidence. When you get there, don't apologize and don't say "I'm nervous, bear with me" or anything like that. Just smile and jump right into it.
You'll be fine. Remember that skills you develop now will help you tremendously in the future. Successful people in all walks of life are good communicators.
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Originally Answered: Tips or help on public speaking?
1) try making urself laugh b4 starting, it helps with nerves
2) don't look directly at anyone's eyes, it might cause u to stare or stutter. instead look at the top of their heads
3) practice. go through it a few times
4) don't over think it. it's just a speech. try not to make it seem bigger than life or impossible
5) don't be afraid to improv a bit. just don't have a long 15 sec. pause
6) look like u know what u r talking about. sound confident and stand tall
7) be positive. don't say u r gonna fail
no one can tell if u r looking at their eyes or forehead. the reason i suggest not looking at their eyes is becuz it makes u more nervous - u start worrying if u said something wrong, if u make sense, if it's really boring, etc. looking above someone - at their head or forehead - prevents this, cause u can't see their face, but they think u r looking them in the eye. avoiding direct eye contact also prevents awkward staring and such. u have to look and move on, but that's more unlikely if u look directly in the eye. the main thing is just don't stare at ur paper the whole time. u should move ur head in a fluent motion, not look in one section, then another, then another in a robotic manner. it makes it seem too rehearsed and unrelatable, which is bad. u want it to seem natural. movement is good. i suggest start in the center, then move to the right part, then left, then right, etc. when u change points/subjects and end back at the center for the conclusion. but depending on the speech type, this might be unnecessary and distracting. unless ur teacher states u should do this, don't bother. also, keep ur hands out of pockets or touching things. that's bad.
Originally Answered: Tips or help on public speaking?
okay, first, I disagree that you shouldn't make eye contact. on the contrary, eye contact is important. When you give a speech, you're not just talking blindly, you're communicating with the audience. Making eye contact means that you're being sincere about what you're talking about.
you could divide the audience into three, and then turn your head in some random sequence: 3 1 2, 2 3 1, etc.
then you have to breathe. pause during commas and the ends of sentences, so the audience can take in what you said.
enunciate your words properly. they'd like to understand what you're saying.
a little hand gestures wouldn't hurt either.
practice makes perfect! good luck!