In the personal or work life there are usually situations that we seek to dodge although they are inevitable and, for many, the presentation in public is an example of this.
However, the ability to communicate is an unavoidable tool: employee, manager, student, secretary, teacher, middle management, assistant, trade unionist, job applicant, professional, tenant, (and could continue )
At some point inexorably need to speak well and Failure to do so will have a negative impact on your results (income, family life, self-esteem, etc.).
The impact of the communicative ability is sometimes even greater than that of knowledge, since, if you are not capable of transmitting it, it will not help.
If there is fear of facing an audience, here are 10 suggestions that will improve your ability to speak.
1. Practice on a daily basis
In the same way that happens when we learn to drive or we want to ball a basketball hoop, most skills will not improve by increasing information, but by frequent habit. Regarding oral skills in general, rather than reading, we suggest you take everyday situations as an exercise space.
2. Practice breathing
This exercise will relax you and help you manage your times more.
3. Connect with the subject
Defining a point of view and determining the reason you are talking about will help you “naturalize” the situation.
4. Remember the successful experiences you had in the past
Rememorate how you felt before and during and after each challenge.
5. Keep in mind that the first seconds will be those of greater tension and discomfort
During this instance, try to focus on the theme and not on yourself.
6. Use visual resources to help
However, also make sure you do not use them too much.
7. Practice your dissertation in front of a friend or colleague and prioritize your evaluations over your own opinions
In some cases, self-fear is unfounded and self-criticism is excessive.
8. Participate in a public speaking workshop
If there are emotions or memories that hinder the development of the skill, these “workshops” function as to “protected” space where making mistakes in speaking has no consequences and the student is accompanied, supervised and trained by someone with experience in oral communication.
9. Do not try to postpone the speech
When people are afraid to speak in public, it is common for excuses to arise at the last minute with the purpose of postponing the speech at a distant and undefined time, for example, “I prefer later to do better”.
Likewise, in many cases these pro-motivating thoughts are fanciful, for example, “I hope there will be a stoppage and they will pass it for another day …”, “and if the light goes out …”, ” maybe it is suspended due to bad weather or lack of assistance. “
10. Tart of stimulating the public
Issues such as the lack of variation, excessive formality and the absence of spontaneity and emotion to pure content often bore the audience. Likewise, Try to start your speech punctually and avoids that the presentation is too long.