Five More Tips to Overcome Public Speaking Nerves

Here are five more short and quick things you can do to shoo away those butterflies just before or during your public speaking gig:

1. Take a deep breath. This will allow more oxygen into your system which helps quell panic and doubts.

2. Bluff. Try to look confident by standing tall, smiling , and looking happy. Even if you don’t exactly feel confident at first, acting like it will trick your brain to thinking you are.

3. Keep your mouth and throat hydrated. Have a bottle of water handy.

4. Gently press the bony points of your forehead. Your anxiety is caused by adrenalin rushing to the base of your skull.  Pressing the bony points of your head will bring the blood to the parts of your brain that cater to giving a good speech.

5. Know that you are prepared. You can only pull this off if you are really prepared. So take all the time you need to prepare your speech weeks before. Memorize those important parts and those parts that you might think you’d forget. Practice, practice, practice.

 

For more insight on this matter, please head to: Five tips for overcoming public speaking nerves

 

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One Response to Five More Tips to Overcome Public Speaking Nerves

  1. Bronwyn says:

    Glad you liked my article. Thanks for sharing it!!

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