In September 2017, eight people gathered in a North Dallas high-rise to conquer their fear of public speaking in the latest Fearless Presentations® class. They felt at ease knowing they shared the same goal, creating a relaxed and energetic atmosphere.
We began the day by discussing ten tips to manage public speaking anxiety. Participants shared their thoughts on which tips worked best for them. One person found it helpful to know that 90% of nervousness doesn’t show. Another appreciated the tip on practicing with someone who provides ideas and feedback.
The group discovered the power of incorporating stories into their presentations. They realized it made them feel more relaxed and their presentations were easier to deliver. Trying new approaches can yield significant results and add impact to your presentations.
Participants found practicing with a partner before presenting more helpful than expected. They all learned that the fear of public speaking is universal but can be overcome. Anyone can develop public speaking skills (and even master them) with a little practice.
One participant shared in his exit survey, “If I can overcome my public speaking fear, anyone can! You guys are a life-saver.” If you’re interested in the next Presentation Class in Dallas, TX, visit our website. We offer these programs every three to four months.