(How some of us react when we hear the word public speaking)
When a teacher says the word speech, how do you react? Do you cringe at the word? If you do, you are not alone. The fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobia in the world affecting seventy-five percent of the population. So how do you overcome it? That's a good question. You might not see immediate results, but if you practice, stay positive, and focus on the message of your speech you will be able to become more comfortable. But these are just some common suggestions among various articles. From personal experience I can tell you all that it is hard to overcome public speaking, but it is not impossible. You just have to want to overcome this fear and be able to get up and try even when you embarrass yourself in front of others. A tip to all of you who are afraid of public speaking is to say your speech imaging that your audience is people who you feel comfortable with. After all don't you make silly errors in front of your friends or family members and don't give it much thought? In the end, it is all about being able to make errors and not freak out about it, but instead shrug it off and continue as if nothing happened. I hope this short blog post helps and remember think about speeches with an open mindset and not a closed mindset!