Jill Schiefelbein, author of Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business and writing for Entrepreneur, helps us overcome the nerves we get when speaking to large audiences. Check out my observations below.
- Use systematic desensitization to make true eye contact with your audience—start by scanning the room slowly, then move to peoples’ foreheads before slowly making your way to their eyes
- Your articulation will help you speak stronger, work on your enunciation and pronunciation to boost your confidence at speaking in front of large audiences
- While fidgeting is not appropriate, don’t try and remain stock still, your gestures and movement can enhance your emotions as well as your message
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