Did you know that some researches showed that people are most afraid of public speaking? Our own research showed that “fear of public speaking” is one of the most searched terms on Google. No wonder! Yes, we can all agree, being alone, on the stage, in front of a lot of people can be frightening. To add more fear, maybe you had some bad experience in the past, even from young age, you did something that your brain memorize it. Problem is, when the brain revives it every time you need to have a presentation or a keynote speak at the conference.
Often, we are too critical of ourselves, and that can be a problem too. Good news is, good public appearance is something that you can learn, train and become really good in that. Of course, the result doesn’t come overnight, some people are born as great public speakers, some are not, but great public speakers train a lot. It is impossible to have a good public speech without a preparation. As it is impossible to be a best rugby or football player in the world if you don’t train.
What do you learn on public speaking training?
Public speaking can be trained. Sometimes you need to start from the beginning, and sometimes you just need to polish your public speaking skills. Usually, duration of our training is about 6 hours.
In that 6 hours you learn and train:
- how to overcome nervousness, how to be calm and focused on your public speak or media apparence
- how to define key messages, key messages are important, because they are the goal of your presentation or speech, what people will remember about your appearance
- nonverbal communication, it is as important as verbal, that is why we are focusing on body language (for example where to look, or where to put your hands), how much energy do you present etc.
- how to make a good presentation, how to choose what is important for your slides and what’s not, how to arrange them
- and so much more..
All trainings are interactive, that means that you have to speak, train and analyze, and then speak again. The goal is to make your public apparence perfect.
But how to overcome the fear of public speaking?
There is no magic pill that you can take, and fear just magically goes away. But if you detect the fear and acknowledge that you have the fear, you can deal with it. For example, you are preparing a presentation, to overcome the fear, do your presentation at least 3 times before you actually do it. Do it in front of your colleagues, partner or a friend, do it in front of a mirror. Train and learn your slides, think about the messages. When you prepare yourself like that, you will be less frightening for your presentation day.
If you are interested in public speaking training, you can visit our website – Media and Public Speaking Training and you can book a free Skype consultation with our media public speaking trainer Marusa Stamac.