Four Tips to Crush Your Fear of Public Speaking

Succeed Speaking

You’re standing on a podium behind a lectern giving a speech to a packed house and you’re hands start shaking ever so slightly. If you start to get nervous, a good coping mechanism is to envision the entire crowd in something embarrassing: their undergarments, silly clothes or pretend everyone has a mustache — even the women. I can definitely keep people engaged with what I have to say. A Guest Post from Catherine Joyner.

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From the vault: A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

When you choose what to wear for a speaking engagement or presentation, what goes into your thinking? Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically. Here it is: Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Do my clothes suit the occasion at which I'm speaking, in terms of formality, what the audience will be wearing or the event itself?

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A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically. Here it is: Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Do my clothes suit the occasion at which I'm speaking? Do my clothes fit me? If I'm standing behind a lectern, or will be seated behind a skirted table, have I focused attention and color near my face?

A checklist to prepare the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Am I wearing clothes and shoes that are comfortable enough to help me stand and move as needed? Wardrobe Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face?

From the vault: A checklist for the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Am I wearing clothes and shoes that are comfortable enough to help me stand and move as needed? Wardrobe Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face? (Editor's note: I'm sharing again this popular post from August 2010 as registration continues for my new workshop on public speaking and presenting for introverts.

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a checklist to prepare the whole speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Am I wearing clothes and shoes that are comfortable enough to help me stand and move as needed? Wardrobe Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face?

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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This doesn’t necessarily equate to jokes and magic tricks*, but it does mean that the content of your presentation, and the delivery of that content, should be compelling and engaging. Don’t be overly concerned about your first engagement. Side benefit: If you spill a beverage in flight, synthetic clothing always dries faster.) Allow your unique personality to shine through on stage, and it’s likely the audience will be engaged.

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