HOW TO SPEAK CONFIDENTLY IN PUBLIC ( WITHOUT FEELING OR SOUNDING NERVOUS )

SPEAK CONFIDENTLY 


HIRAL DHOKAD


TIPS FOR SPEAKING CONFIDENTLY IN PUBLIC


Standing in front of so many people and speaking clearly & confidently is not that easy for some people. 
May it be standing on the stage and performing in front of the crowd, a business meeting, any event, debates, trying to make new friends, grabbing someone's attention or even in a family get together!
Feeling nervous and even sounding nervous is pretty common. 

So yes.. in this blog lets look up to some tips that may help you speak confidently.

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TIPS TO SPEAK CONFIDENTLY 

1. Practice
If you feel that you don't speak clear and you need to improve... practice!
Stand in front of the mirror & start talking. I know that sounds a bit crazy, but you know yourself much better than anyone else. So just start talking and improve.

2. Stay normal
When you face the public, make sure you stay normal. Don't bring that stiffness when you stand in front of them. Just stay calm and normal.

3. Don't fake it!
I've seen some people trying to be like someone they are not, just for getting that attention from people. DO NOT DO THAT! 
Be yourself, you can't fake it all the time. Remember you are most comfortable when you are yourself and that comfort brings confidence.

4. Pause & breathe
A big reason of you sounding nervous is that you just don't take pauses while speaking. You need to breathe in between. Don't take long pauses, just sound normal, breathe and take a bit of a pause so that you don't go out of breath.

5. Not too loud also no mumbling 
Being loud can be irritating.That's not how you speak normally.
 At the same time if you speak in a low voice that makes people difficult to get what you are talking about and also they wont take you seriously too. They will just hear you mumble and that's not what you want.
Just speak in a clear voice that people can hear and understand.

6. Don't point out your mistakes
It may sound funny sometimes that you misspell some word and pause to say sorry and hear people laugh. But don't do that too often. You know you misspelled something or missed out some words or even forgot a few lines... THEY DON'T NEED TO KNOW THAT. Cover up by yourself and you are good! 

7. Know what you are speaking
When you try to speak in front of people, you need to speak like you know what you are talking about. If its for some meeting or event, work hard on the research . Then you will sound confident as you know what you are talking about.
Also if its just for getting someone's attention, don't try to hard. Speak when you need to. 
Constant chit chat can sound irritating rather than confident.

8. Praise your efforts
Even if you didn't do well, praise yourself for that effort.
You tried and that's as important as your success. 
If you didn't make up in your first attempt, it's not over! You will get better and better every time you try. 

I hope this blog helped you in some ways.
You have that confidence in you.. you just need to take it out. It will take time but trust me once you get that confidence nothing can stop you!


TIPS FOR SPEAKING CONFIDENTLY IN PUBLIC


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Comments

  1. As an introvert I think it was much needed, kudos to you for writing on this!

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    1. I understand as I am an introvert and how much this bothers us .. that nervousness! ... I hope this helps you in some way!

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  2. This was perfect timing - I've got a big presentation coming up at work next week so some of these tips are definitely useful - especially about the breathing normally and remembering to actually breathe! Thanks for sharing.

    Lindsey | https://aramblingreviewer.wordpress.com

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    1. You're welcome... and good luck for your big presentation:)

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  3. These are some great tips! I used to get so nervous when public speaking but I think the more you do it the more confident you become! I think the most important thing is to remember people aren't out to get you, they're the same as you and are interested in what you're saying! Chances are they've chosen to come see you. I also 100% agree with knowing about what your talking about, then you don't need a script as such. Lovely post thanks for sharing!

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  4. Most important thing for me is breathing! I tend to talk fast and not slow myself down

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  5. As a naturally shy person, I used to find it really hard to speak in public. You are definitely right about practicing. I could never have become a confident teacher without a lot of practice in college.

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