Practice Your Presentation with a Friend or Colleague

Avoid Practicing Your Presentation in Front of a Mirror Yes, you want to practice your presentation, but how you practice is really more important than the number of times that you practice a presentation. We are continuing with the 10 Ways to Reduce Public Speaking...

Enthusiasm is the Secret to Fantastic Presentations

Energy and Enthusiasm is the Secret to All Great Presenters Most people know that the secret to being a great presenter is to have lots of energy and enthusiasm, but enthusiasm is also a great way to reduce public speaking fear. We are continuing with the 10 Ways to...

What Do I Do with My Hands When I give a Speech?

Drop Your Hands to Your Side when Not Using Them to Gesture We are continuing with the 10 Ways to Reduce Public Speaking Fear series, and pub tip number seven is to drop your hands when not using them to gesture as you present. One of the most common questions that we...

Look for Positive Feedback from Your Audience When You Present

Most Often, Your Audience is on Your Side Public speaking tip number six in the 10 Ways to Reduce Public Speaking Fear series is to look for a friendly face in your audience. Remember that, for the most part, your audience wants you to do well. Your audience is on...

Proper Breathing Reduces Public Speaking Fear

Take a Few Deep Breaths to Reduce Your Public Speaking Jitters The fifth public speaking tip in this series is to Take a Few Deep Breaths, because proper breathing can help you reduce public speaking fear. When a speaker gets nervous, his/her heart rate will increase...