How would you feel if you could speak in public WITHOUT worrying about embarrassing yourself and having the fear of failure?
This would be a dream situation for most people, but you may be wondering if it’s actually possible. I understand, if someone told me 2 years ago that I could speak in front of any group without the fear of rejection being the main thought on my mind, I would have been somewhat skeptical, but would have been intrigued to hear their information.
There are a few many contributors to this fear and fortunately, there are also ways that you can reduce it so it doesn’t concern you at all.
The Key To Not Embarrass Yourself
Focus on the audience’s needs and not yourself!
This mistake is made even by good presenters when they follow their material outline and don’t communicate with the audience what they really want to know. As an expert in my field, I’m aware that the depth of topics to cannot be covered in one presentation. This is great news because it means I can engage with the audience and ask if they have specific questions, then address them,which establishes me as an expert and satisfy their needs.
Every time you speak in public is an opportunity to improve your communication. You didn’t start off as an expert in your field, so how realistic is it to expect to be a flawless presenter with minimal experience? It’s not realistic at all and actually places way too much pressure on yourself.
The Law of Feedback states: There is no failure, there is only feedback.
Watch this video on how to Not embarrass yourself when public speaking: