Glossophobia aka anxiety about public speaking
The most common fear in mankind. In other word, more of you reading this will let me hold your head under water till you drown than get up and talk in front of a crowd.
As commonplace as it is, there are a few rad tips to help overcome the fear. I was sent this infographic a while back, and loved it. I especially like the 'memorise the first three lines' tip.
So here it is in its entirety. Thanks to Lydia Bailey for the graph. Click read more to see the infographic.
I often get asked, so I am going to put up a post on public speaking, crafting a talk or building a presentation every now and again, enjoy!
Public speaking can be daunting to most, whether it is facing the pressure to give a killer presentation at work or a dreaded speech at your cousin you haven’t spoken to in 14 years’ wedding. We all get nervous before we speak, I still get nervous to this day, but these few tips will definitely help to get rid of some of that fear of public speaking.
Public speaking is a necessary skill, from the time of the ancient Greeks it was considered a virtue to be able to communicate clearly. Talks convey ideas, just look at TED for example, and ideas put things in motion, motion ignites change. Think of the great speakers in history, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, and you can almost track the changes in history to a specific speech.
Here are 5 easy tips, to help you gear up your talks:
1. That one thing
I am a flâneur, which basically means I spend a lot of time in coffee shops watching the world go by.