This blog post is dedicated for those of you who have trouble speaking in large crowds. Having stage fright is what they normally call it. But nothing is impossible to achieve and I hope these tips will help you be braver and bolder in conquering the world, in the midst of finding yourself.
So how shall we do this? Faking confidence is not as bad as it sounds. It doesn't mean you are fake. Definitely not. It's just an act of pure genius.
I also believe it's what most people do in times of desperate measures.
1) Don't Look Them In The Eye
When you are speaking in front of an audience, don't look anyone in the eye! Unless you are speaking to a person one-on-one then you should actually look the person in the eye, because it might seem rude. If you are speaking to a large audience it helps for you to keep your focus on the far back of the hall or maybe just focus on one person or an object.
2) Let It Go
Memorising a script is a really bad idea. I suggest small pocket notes to help you keep track. Take deep breaths before you start and just say what you need to say. The message you wish to portray will be felt by your audience when you speak from within.
3) Bullshit with confidence
I know this definitely sounds fake but its also the smartest move out there. It is a technique in which you don't speak facts and you don't admit you don't know the facts either. Its called playing safe, which can be a way to confuse your audience but I guarantee you its bound to work. This often happens spontaneously.
So there you have it! My three tips that will hopefully help you guys overcome public speaking 🙂 Do let me know what you think in the comments below!