Fear of speaking in public or addressing a crowd is a very common form of anxiety. Most of the people have this fear and the intensity ranges from smidgen nervousness to panic attacks. People with this anxiety if try speaking in front of the public end up shivering or speak with a quavering voice.
Well, this fear can go away. All you need to do is combat your fear and practice as much as you can. Most of the people who fear speaking in public usually avoid going out in such gatherings where they know they would have to address the crowd. This is when the anxiety starts taking over you.
As the infographic shows, 3 out of 4 people suffer from some public speaking anxiety. Rather than isolating yourself and stop socializing, here are a few steps that can help you get past your fear. Follow the simple steps mentioned below and address the crowd with confidence.
- Know your topic
- Get all the information organized
- Practice, practice, and practice
- Visualize your success
- Take some deep breathes
- Get support from people suffering from the same fear
Infographic by: Richardmaxwell.ca