Well, the main reason for causing fear of public speaking is due to anxiety and lack of confidence. This fear is common in most people. Karen McCleave is one of the best examples of working in public service for more than 30 years; Karen McCleave was an Assistant Crown Attorney who appeared in the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice, primarily in York Region, Dufferin, and Simcoe counties. Karen Mccleave had carriage of many high-profile and sensitive matters, such as victims with intellectual and physical challenges.
So here is how to overcome the fear of public speaking:
Know your topic:
“There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, and public speaking.” – said, Jean de la Bruyere.
If you are going to present a speech in front of a large crowd then you need to make sure that you have a better understanding of the topic you are going to talk about. When you are completely aware of your topic then you will be able to understand if any mistake happens or if you lose track. If you have complete knowledge about what you are saying then only you will be able to connect with your audience. Also, be prepared for any sudden questions if your audience asks you.
Staying organized is the most crucial trait if you want to succeed in any form. If you are presenting a speech then carefully plan out the information that you are going to present in front of the crowd. You need to already plan for how you are going to deliver your speech, how much time it will take, how not to make your speech boring, add some props or visual aids to make your presentation intersection. The more you stay organized the less nervous you will feel when you stand on the stage.
Practice, and then practice some more:
To make your speech delivery more effective you need to practice your speech as many times as you can. So that if you forget anything or misplace any line you will be able to identify the mistake and able to correct it at the same time. Try to practice in front of your friends and family members and ask them for feedback so that you correct any mistake. Last time present your speech in front of the mirror so that you can get confidence and you will be able to deliver your speech in a very effective manner.
Challenge specific worries:
This can happen to anyone when you start feeling afraid before your speech, you will start over thinking about any bad thing that can happen in between your speech. Write down your specific worries so that you can directly challenge them by finding better outcomes to tackle them. Well, what you fear has very little chance of occurrence, so stay confident and speak what you practiced.