Do you run from speaking in public? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Fear of public speaking is extremely common, but if you heed the following five tips, you will be able to orate like a pro:
1. Prepare an outline.
2. Practice in front of friends or family.
3. Focus on the material, not the audience.
4. Use strategic pauses to organize your thoughts.
5. Tell a story or use humor if applicable to gauge your audience’s attention.
Follow these easy tips, forget your nerves and the next time you speak in public you will feel confident and comfortable.