For many, delivering corporate presentations is a regular event. But for some the idea of public speaking leaves them overcome with fear and anxiety. Yet giving presentations to large audiences doesn’t need to make you feel overwhelmed. With the appropriate planning, practice and guidance anyone can become more confident, powerful and engaging whilst presenting to an audience of any size.
Even if you don’t need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities. Here we’ve listed a few tips to prepare you for public speaking.
Planning presentations and speeches can seem like a mammoth task. So to prepare for this experience you need to clear your mind and focus on the message you want to convey. Research your subject until you feel passionately about the topic, this helps you to deliver an authentic performance.
Practice, practice and practice again. The key to a great presentation is preparation. You just cannot compensate for a lack of rehearsal time. When you’ve put in the time and effort to prepare, you will always feel a lot more confident.
Seek out opportunities to practice in front of others and take feedback you can trust. There are many public speaking courses available for you to seek professional guidance. At Mindful Presenter, public speaking training courses are for anyone looking to become a more confident, powerful and engaging speaker. We have developed tools to help professionals overcome much of the fear and anxiety of speaking in public, helping them to deliver powerful presentations in any situation.
Positive thinking will help you feel more confident at the task in hand and is an easy way to ensure a smooth presentation. Visualise yourself looking good and delivering a faultless presentation. Keep in mind that the audience want you to do well too, and if you make a mistake you’ll be the only one to remember it or even notice it.
Remember the purpose
Now you’ve planned and practiced, you might be feeling a lot more confident. Just make sure your fears and anxiety do not creep back in come the day of the speech. By this point you know the content so don’t panic and remember the purpose of your.