1) Speak slowly
Generally, if people are nervous, they tend to speak very fast. Too fast like the MRT! And often, audience cant get your message. To overcome this, take a deep breath and speak slowly and comfortably.
2) Sincerely Smile!
Do you know that smile can change a behaviour? Let say someone is angry with you, just give that person a sincere smile, that person may not be that angry anymore - well at least won't be as bad as initially. If you smile, people will associate you with a friendly and confident person (even if you know you are shivering inside!). Other people wont get angry easily with confident people.
3) Say Goodbye to Slouching.
Don't slouch! Stand tall, chin up and make sure both your feet must be waist-width apart.
Author, The Stage Fright Antidote!
Founder, The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd
From the Editor
The Speaking Factory is founded by Hazriq Idrus, Asia's Trusted Applied Creativity and Public Speaking Strategist. He is the author of The Stage Fright Antidote and co-authored four other books. His mission is to help professionals & entrepreneurs cultivate a culture of team creativity & communicate with impact to achieve organisational outcomes.
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