How overcome fear
Here you’ll find a list of the reasons why you sometimes dread giving a talk in front af an audience and the solutions to overcome all your fears.
As you can see, all the fears come from a lack of preparation and practice, or ignorance of simple communication techniques that anyone can learn.
For each cause there is a practical solution that you can find explained and shown in the learning resources of Speak Easy.
Practising for the big day
The best way to deliver a successful talk is to practise as much as you can, including doing a proper final “dress rehearsal” with any visual aids you’re planning to use.
As you already know how long your talk can last, make sure you stay within that time. If you realize that it’s going to be longer, cut something out. Never try to fit more in by speaking more quickly!
It’s not a bad idea to do your final rehearsal in front of a selected audience of family or friends. This will give you a much better idea of what things will really be like and how you are performing.
Video your rehearsal and spend some time assessing your performance. There may still be a few things that could be improved and that you want to “tweak”.