Monday, November 23, 2009

Conquering Your Fear of Public Speaking

Certainly a fear not only for the native speaker but even more so for the non-native speaker.

Principle #1: Speaking in public is NOT inherently stressful

Priniciple #2: You don't have to be brilliant or perfect to succeed

Principle #3: All you need is two or three points

Principle #4: You need a purpose that is right for the task

Principle #5: Don't consider yourself a public speaker

Principle #6: Humility and humor can go a long way

Principle #7: When you speak in public, nothing "bad" can ever happen

Principle #8: You don't have to control the behavior of your audience

Principle #9: In general, the more you prepare, the worst you will do

Principle #10: Your audience truly wants you to succeed