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...

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...

Show Up to Your Presentation Early

Arrive Early for Your Presentation to Make Sure Unforeseen Challenges Don't Develop Public speaking tip #4 to reduce nervousness is to show up for your presentation early. Even if everything is planned perfectly, it is a whole lot easier to calm your nerves if you are...

Avoid Trying to Memorize Your Speech Word-for-Word

If You Memorize Your Entire Presentation Word-for-Word, You Will Increase Your Stage Fright! Many of the things that presenters do to reduce public speaking fear are the exact things that actually CAUSE the fear and anxiety. The biggest culprit in public speaking fear...

Never Write out a Presentation Word-for-Word

If You Make Too Many Presentations Notes (Or Bullet Points) You Will Likely Read Your Presentation Most people feel like when they prepare a speech, they should write the entire thing out word-for-word so they are more clear. They want to better organize their...

More Power in PowerPoint

In this free public speaking tip video, Doug Staneart, CEO of Fearless Presentations®, gives a few great tips on how to put more power in your PowerPoint presentations. This video was shot live during one of Doug's public speaking classes with a single take, so...