Speaking in front of an audience causes some degree of nervousness for pretty much everyone. That doesn’t mean these feelings can’t be controlled. Around the Proof Management, Inc. office we’ve been using the following strategies to overcome our anxiety and deliver more effective speeches.

The first thing we do to calm our public speaking fear is remind ourselves that nervous energy isn’t a negative thing. It can be harnessed to emphasize key points, for example. Nervousness also creates adrenaline, which helps us think faster and speak more eloquently in the moment. Best of all, these nervous feelings also help us project more enthusiasm for what we’re discussing.

Another good way to reduce speaking anxiety is to practice a speech out loud several times before the big day. We use our Proof Management, Inc. colleagues as stand-ins for our audience members. Once we’ve delivered our remarks a few times in these rehearsal settings, we feel more at ease with our vocal styles and body language.

More than anything else, reminding ourselves that we don’t have to be perfect helps us get past whatever public speaking fear we might have. We’ve learned that audiences appreciate it when we’re our authentic selves at the podium. Doing so makes us more relatable, which builds rapport with our listeners.

These simple strategies are helping us present with more confidence. To find out more about our culture, follow us on Linkedin

Speaking in front of an audience causes some degree of nervousness for pretty much everyone. That doesn’t mean these feelings can’t be controlled. Around the Proof Management, Inc. office we’ve been using the following strategies to overcome our anxiety and deliver more effective speeches.

The first thing we do to calm our public speaking fear is remind ourselves that nervous energy isn’t a negative thing. It can be harnessed to emphasize key points, for example. Nervousness also creates adrenaline, which helps us think faster and speak more eloquently in the moment. Best of all, these nervous feelings also help us project more enthusiasm for what we’re discussing.

Another good way to reduce speaking anxiety is to practice a speech out loud several times before the big day. We use our Proof Management, Inc. colleagues as stand-ins for our audience members. Once we’ve delivered our remarks a few times in these rehearsal settings, we feel more at ease with our vocal styles and body language.

More than anything else, reminding ourselves that we don’t have to be perfect helps us get past whatever public speaking fear we might have. We’ve learned that audiences appreciate it when we’re our authentic selves at the podium. Doing so makes us more relatable, which builds rapport with our listeners.

These simple strategies are helping us present with more confidence. To find out more about our culture, follow us on Linkedin