7 steps to overcoming your fear of public speaking

It’s quite bizarre that public speaking is such a terrifying thing. Most of the other fears we suffer are rational because they’re dangerous and should probably be avoided like death, heights, and cats. Speaking to groups is a strange fear because it is something that, when done well, will improve almost every aspect of your life. A great speaker will always be destined for greater successes (personal, romantic and professional) when compared with someone who doesn’t speak to groups at all.

So, stop being scared! If you wait until you’re not, you never will.

Here are some tips to overcome your fear of public speaking.

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How to tell great stories

Have you ever sat and listened to someone tell a wonderful story and felt transported?

"You know what they say about big noses"

I’ve told a lot of stories… Terrible stories, boring stories, stories that aren’t true. Learn from my mistakes.

There are so many fun words to use to describe people that speak well. Captivating, awe-inspiring, entrancing… I personally like the word ‘enthralling’ because it sounds funny to be in someones thrall.

Thrall sounds like a mythical beast. Actually, according to google it is. It’s the name of an Orc in World of Warcraft.

So Merlin, you want to turn your listener into an Orc?

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