Your heart races, sweat drips and neck and back literally stiffen. Your mouth goes dry.
Mark Twain once said, there are two types of speakers:
those who get nervous and those who are liars.
But it doesn't have to be difficult.
There are some very simple ways to become great at speaking your mind.
It bugs my mind how many people are scared of public speaking.
Otherwise known as glossophobia. But it's definitely a thing.
And it's not just the panic you are feeling, but that feeling of nausea and physical distress when, fight or flight response kicks in.
So, what can you do to get over it?
A kind of what the speechwriting gurus from the Oratory Laboratory to find out.
Why do you think people are so afraid of public speaking?
People are afraid of the audience, right? That's why they think.
They walk in to, everyone is looking at me, right?
So, you are the hero of your story, and when you are giving a speech, you've got to remember, that as people ask you to tell the story, and it's your version only, it's no one else's speech.
If you remember that, you are going to spend a lot less time being scared of the audience.
So, when people are preparing for the speech, what are the best ways to kind of prepare in order to be as comfortable as possible?
The way you prepare for a speech is the same way you should prepare for telling any great story.
First of all, think of something that makes you excited, and enframe the speech around that, and really just think about how great it is.