Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
- No - the course applies to anyone.
Have you ever felt weak in the knees and sick to your stomach when speaking in front of an audience? The idea of being embarrassed and worried about failure can send many of us into lockup mode when addressing an audience. Doubt and fears are fueled by varying situations affecting confidence.
However, the good news is that fear, when addressed can be BENEFICIAL and managed and prevented. This course will help you learn ways you can embrace fear and use it to improve your confidence and skills. You will also learn how to prevent nerves and what to do if those nerves still crop up when speaking - so you can deliver your message and presentation effectively, with confidence.
Throughout your life, there will be occasions where you will be required to speak in front of an audience such as at work, weddings, reunions, parties, and so on. You may be just starting out or well in your career and have to speak at office meetings and work events, preparing to give a speech at a best friend’s wedding, giving a training session or promotion speech as a volunteer, or have an upcoming formal presentation in front of a large audience.
Regardless of the occasion and whether you are addressing 1, 5, or 1,000 people, taking action to rectify your fear of public speaking is necessary to become a more confident public speaker. Imagine stepping in front of an audience, with all eyes looking at you, with confidence, excited to "take the stage" and share your message. If you are ready overcome your fears and improve your public speaking performance, then this course is for you!
Who this course is for:
- This course can benefit anyone who would like to feel more confident when giving a speech, either live, in person or via the internet or as a recording.
Founder and Public Speaking Coach at Speaktopia and Author of "You Got This: Everything You Need to Master Authentic Public Speaking" (2019) River Grove Books.
A communication professional with a strong background in instruction, training, and management in academic and business settings. Proactively and effectively served in communication management and consulting roles at diverse companies including successful startups and Fortune 500 companies. Have also helped thousands of students improve their communication skills in my role as a faculty instructor of undergraduate and graduate business and managerial communication university courses. An academic scholar with an Education Specialist in Adult and Organizational Learning and Leadership degree, a Master of English concentration in Technical and Professional Communication, and a bachelor of science degree in marketing and management with academic and professional certificates in human resources and records management.