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5 Fears of Public Speaking and How to Overcome Them:

Scared of public speaking? Today’s post “5 Fears of Public Speaking and How to Overcome Them” can be seen as a guest post found on Wave Accounting’s blog website, part of their Small Business 500 series.

Would love to hear feedback, and props to Wave Accounting for being so awesome.

4 thoughts on “5 Fears of Public Speaking and How to Overcome Them:

  1. Great article, thanks for posting!

    Make sure to practice early and often. Practicing at home in front of a mirror can help you with your body language. Do whatever it takes to become comfortable with what you have to say. Being familiar with your speech is a necessity, but memorizing or reading from written material is not. Instead of reading your whole speech when you are at the podium, make a list of points that will remind you of each subject that you plan to cover. It is always a good idea to personalize your speech, and discuss personal stories that will hold the attention of the audience. Also remember to pace yourself, and speak slowly and steadily so that you are understood by everyone in the room.

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    • Hey Chris! We’re also major believers in practicing as much as possible. We’re huge fans of practicing in the mirror, but one thing we tell our clients is that recording yourself and watching the footage really allows you to study and breakdown the errors in your presentation. It’s weird just watching yourself over and over, but once you’ve become comfortable with it, you’ll be a master. Give it a whirl! Thanks for the feedback, Chris!

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