How can I calm my fear of public speaking?

AdvertisementKnow your topic. Get organized. Practice, and then practice some more. Challenge specific worries. Visualize your success. Do some deep breathing. Focus on your material, not on your audience. Don’t fear a moment of silence.

How can I be good at speaking?

When it’s your turn to talk…Get your thinking straight. The most common source of confusing messages is muddled thinking. Say what you mean. Say exactly what you mean.Get to the point. Effective communicators don’t beat around the bush. Be concise. Be real. Speak in images. Do it with thought and care. Use your eyes.

Where do you look when public speaking?

“The key to strong eye contact is to remember that most of the time, your eyes should be focused on your audience.” Of course, you don’t have to spend your entire presentation staring into the eyes of your audience. Looking up, looking around the room, or looking away from your audience is absolutely fine.

Is it best to present first or last?

People often ask me when it is best to present when competing in a proposal process . . . first, middle or last. The answer, if you can arrange it, is last. The reason is based on something psychologists call the “recency effect.”

What are the two golden rules of public speaking?

The three rules are know your audience, know your material, and know your passion.

What to add to a speech to make it longer?

So read ahead to find out how to make a presentation longer in natural and exciting ways.Speak slowly and deliberately. Speaking quickly is a very natural reaction to nerves. Over-Prepare. Don’t just be prepared. Engage with the audience. Repetition. Create a handout. Use PowerPoint Slides. Show a video clip.

How do you write a 3 minute speech?

For a three-minute speech, choose no more than five main points. Write three to five short items that support each of your main points. Number them. Using capital letters may help differentiate them from your main points at a glance.

How do I shorten my speech?

How to ShortenKeep your focus on what you want to accomplish. Narrow the points you want to make — ask yourself if each of the points you included really helps your overall focus. Break your speech into sections (e.g., introduction, main point 1, main point 2…). Ask yourself if each detail or example is necessary.

How do you write a 10 minute speech?

We call it “the 10 commandments of a 10-minute talk”….Don’t read the slides verbatim.Speak slower, a lot slower, than you think you are. Speak clearly. Never present a bad slide. Remember we have short attention spans. Tell the audience what you plan to tell them 3 times. Less is more.

How many minutes is 700 words?

2.3 minutes

How long is a 7 minute speech?

Speech and publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant found that, on average, people speak at a rate of 125 to 150 wpm so a 7 minutes long speech uses between 875 to 1,050 words. You can use our word counter tool to see how long on average your text will take to speak.