Fearful about your next virtual presentation? Do you feel like your tongue twists whenever you turn on the mic in your virtual meetings? If yes, then probably you have glossophobia. It is simply the fear of speaking publicly. Most people who experience it tend to always get nervous whenever it is time for them to speak. They also spend a lot of time memorizing things in front of the mirror and unintentionally forget them whenever they get distracted by the audience.
Oh, don’t worry. Glossophobia can be overcome! All you need is deep breaths, the right amount of confidence, and easy tips to ace your speech!
“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” – Babe Ruth.
You know, feeling anxious is typical whenever you have to speak for a presentation, but don’t let it hinder you from expressing what’s on your mind. Instead, transform your anxiety into the excitement of sharing with others what you have prepared for a very long time. You can do it!
While reading this, are you thinking about your upcoming virtual presentation in the coming weeks? If yes, let me give you five easy tips to help you rock your next virtual presentation. Here they are:
- Getting ready. Take time to study your topic. and prepare at least one week ahead of the presentation.
- Writing a clear guide. Jot down important notes in bullet form. The more precise, the better.
- Expressing thoughts. Practice how you will communicate the ideas. Use your notes as your guide.
- Virtual meeting Setup. Tech issues can ruin a perfectly great presentation. Long before your presentation practice and get familiar with the virtual meeting app that you’re going to use during the presentation.
- Feeling Comfortable on Camera. Always smile and to make eye contact look directly at the camera with confidence. You got it!
You know, at the end of the day, your hard work will indeed be paid off! Your audience will remember how beautifully you shared your presentation with them. Just believe in yourself and follow the guidelines that you prepared. Unleash your potential of becoming the best virtual presenter that you can be.
Imagine yourself making an impact in the sphere you desire, where you can control your results or success by speaking confidently, and pitching your ideas. Learning to give an engaging, powerful presentation is essential to professional success.
“Public speaking matters more than ever: As a leader or an advocate, public speaking is the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge and insights, and promoting a shared dream”. Chris Anderson,
“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.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt