Feeling pressure and fear in front of a large audience is a natural thing. And Stats shows that 70% of people feel anxiety or stress when jumping on stage. But most people don’t know, how to control such a feeling of fear and stress, which badly affects your presentation.
In this post, I am going to share the list of 7 tips that will help not only to control your emotions and feelings of anxiety but to feel confident and be positive in public speaking.
7 Tips To Feel Confident in Public Speaking
Know Your Audience
When you do research and get deep knowledge about your audience, the more confident you will be about their needs, and demands. The more you know about them the more value you will deliver, and they will appreciate your message and content which will boost your confidence and energy.
Prepare Valuable Presentation
When you know your audience, then you will know about the problems and needs. You will work and will prepare the presentation that will be directed to your audience’s needs and demands. The more value they get, the more confident you will feel.
Get Familiar with Event Environment
Confidence comes from awareness, and the more you make yourself familiar with the environment, the more confident you will feel. The more early you show on stage and walk-in around, the more comfortable you will become with the stage and audience.
If you Don’t show, They Don’t Know
Only you know inside that you are feeling stress and fear, and if you don’t show it to your audience, then they will never know. Your audience is here to listen to your messages and their focus will be on your voice and so don’t show your inner feeling and try to keep the presentation going.
Practice and Practice
Most of the time we feel stress because we have not practiced prevention. The more you practice the presentation, the more confident you will be and the more successful you will your presentation in front of a large audience.
Focus on the message, not our feelings
There is an old expression that where focus goes, energy flows. And it’s true that if you focus on your presentation, then you will keep the presentation going. But you focus on your inner feeling, then you will feel yourself in more stress and anxiety.
Talk With Your audience before the Event
Talking and meeting with your audience before starting the event and presentation will make and transform your attitude. And you feel natural, like talking with friends when you show on the stage.
The more you know your audience and your message, the more confidence you will feel in the presentation. Practice and being familiar with your environment will make your presentation more successful. Learn more here about public speaking.