Speaking is probably the major medium that we use in order to communicate and share knowledge with other people everyday. Without speaking, the world would be a mess. No one could understand one another and it would be very difficult to communicate. One of the branches of speaking is by being a public speaker.
Another thing you must remember if you want to figure out a way on how to overcome fear of presentation skill and public speaking is that you don’t have to be perfect nor brilliant in order for him to succeed in doing so.
Compare in your mind the vision of the slow monotone speaker to that of a strong, committed and powerful speaker, like John Alston. In order to influence others you must dig deep into your soul to determine your real beliefs on any topic in order to share the subtleties of the topic through your window on the world.
If you want to talk (or sing, act, etc.), you have to breathe. And if you want to do these things calmly, you’ll need to breathe diaphragmatically. This won’t always come naturally, and you’ll probably need to practice. You can find everything you need to learn how to do this at DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING.
Bring along a video camera if you are attending any public events like trade shows and conventions. You’ll probably end up meeting people that are experts in your field that you can get interviews from. If you’re doing public speakings, have it recorded.
Body language is at least as important as the actual words you use in your presentation. Some experts claim that the way in which your words are delivered – your posture, stance, gestures and animation – does more to convey your meaning than any words that you actually say.
I’m sure if you have a fear of public speaking, and are inexperienced at it, this seems like a lot to remember. Don’t worry. It can be learned. You can even improve your art of public speaking by taking public speaking courses if you feel they are necessary. Just remember to stay focused and calm, and learn from your mistakes. The more you speak, reflect on what you’ve done, and make adjustments, the better you’ll be.