”We can learn to soar only in direct proportion to our determination to rise above the doubt and transcend the limitations.” – David McNally.
One of the biggest limitations we put on ourselves is in public speaking. We think, even before we speak, that we are not good public speakers. The secrets in the following article will help you eliminate your fears and remove the limitations so that you can be successful and soar when making presentations:
How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking in Seven Powerful Steps
Have you ever avoided a career or business opportunity because it required you to speak publicly? Did you ever have a great idea you wanted to share in a group setting but didn’t because of your fear of speaking in front of a group of people?
You are not alone in the fear of public speaking. In my travels, I have seen where the fear of public speaking have kept otherwise very successful people in all walks of life from achieving their full potential. When you let this fear dominate your life, you lose out on promotions, business opportunities, community activities, and most of all self-confidence.
The following are seven powerful secrets to empowering you to overcome your fear of public speaking and achieving a new level of success in your career, your business, and your life:
- Ask Yourself the Important Question - Ask yourself, “Where does my fear come from and is it real?” Was there a public speaking opportunity in the past that you think didn’t go well or that you felt was poorly prepared? Maybe you had to stand up in front of your classmates in high school or college and someone made what you perceived as a negative comment concerning your presentation. Maybe you gave a good speech but you started to over analyze every detail of the speech.
- Face Your Fear of Public Speaking - The fastest way to overcome any fear, much less the fear of public speaking, is to face your fear and attack it. Look for and embrace opportunities to make presentations. Start with non-threatening opportunities such as your children’s school meeting or a non-work related situation and work your way up to more important, high pressure situations such as work meetings. (Read the rest of the article at Overcoming Fear Public Speaking)