You cannot choose your audience and neither can they choose the speaker they want to listen to, so when you think about it, its actually a win-win scenario.
Feeling your knees shake in fear, stuttering, getting cold hands and looking pale when talking in a sea of people is normal because no one wants to commit a mistake and end up trending in social media accounts as the laughable cow. But the number one reason why people get afraid is because of CRITICISM.
Criticism has always been present since time immemorial and it will go on even if apples turn blue.
So instead of waiting for a miracle to happen, why not make one for yourself now?
- ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE CONFIDENT
You have to believe that you’re confident to be one because no one else can convince you that except yourself. Loving and appreciating yourself more will greatly help.
- CONFIDENCE CAN BE PRACTICED
Participating in class or in work discussions would be the primary step to go out from your shell and begin talking to medium sized audience.
Talk in front of the mirror so you can improve your facial expressions and gestures. It’s not only about the talking, knowing how to master your facial expressions and gestures will help you express more without worrying how you look.
- DON’T MIND THE TRASH TALK, YOU’RE BETTER THAN THEM
When you notice a group of people pointing and laughing at you, tell yourself that you can do better than them because despite of the obvious attacks fired against you, you can still stand properly and continue talking confidently without minding them.
- BE THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BECOME
Imagine what you want to become in the future then be that person while you talk in front of everyone. This will help you believe in yourself more because what you want to become in the future is achievable. You just have to step up in the game.
No man would want to be afraid all his life and achieve nothing because of it. So every time fear strikes you, strike back harder.