If you find the prospect of public speaking horrifying, you’re not alone! In this course, you’ll dive into the factors of your fear, assess the source of those fears, and most importantly, overcome those fears so that you not only stop dreading, but begin looking forward to presenting with confidence and polish.
What You’ll Learn
Discover what’s behind your fear of public speaking and explore techniques that calm the nerves and control the butterflies. Learn to think on your feet and leverage your unique style to present with conviction and composure. Explore ways to make those win over your fears, and your audience!
Why you want to learn it
This course concentrates on that all-important first step: confidence to stand in front of a group and speak. You'll learn to see a presentation as nothing more than an expanded conversation; to use a few simple tricks to assuage your fears; and, most importantly, get through the first two minutes of your talk. Once those two minutes are behind you, you can do anything!
How it will help you
This is an exercise in letting your “can-do” attitude shine through. You will conquer your fear of public speaking and no longer feel the need to avoid presentations at all costs. Eleanor Roosevelt said it best: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”