Eight Tips for Nervous Public Speakers

As someone who does a lot of public speaking, I often get questions from others about how they can work to improve their own skills.  There are volumes of books, training courses, and articles on this topic, but, in my mind, there is one thing that will help the most – do more of it!  Like many things, we can only get better by practicing and doing the skill.  Aristotle said, “We become just by performing just action, temperate by doing temperate actions, brave by doing brave action.”

The other key is to get feedback on your performance.  This is why I always recommend joining a local Toastmasters International group where you will have the opportunity to speak in front of a supportive crowd who will give you constructive feedback on what you did well and what you need to work on.  I’ve also put a link below to a quick article with some tips…

Eight Tips for Nervous Public Speakers

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