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When it comes to getting on stage or in front of a crowd, there are times that we are bound to get nervous. We likely get "butterflies in our stomach" or a little bit of stage fright. That is pretty natural, though. It is what we do with it that matters. We cannot let it eat at us, but we must overcome it. There are things that we can do to improve our public speaking skills. Here are five tips for public speaking.


Practice In Front Of A Mirror


While this may sound like a silly idea at first, it really is not. If you have a speech prepared, get a copy of it ready. When you are ready, you can begin by looking into the mirror and standing up straight, just as you would at any public speaking event. When you begin reading your speech, you may notice that you stumble over a few words here or there. That is okay! It is to be expected, and by practicing in front of a mirror, you can work out those few kinks that you may have in your speech.


One notable example of a public speaker is Pedram Zohrevand, who is not only an incredible public speaker, has also worked as a public consultant with different governmental and private agencies.

Understand Your Audience


What exactly is it that you are planning on speaking about? If you have already done your research and have put your speech together then you know the subject matter that you are talking about. Start doing some more research on the topic, and then you will get to know your audience a little better, the people that you will be talking in front of.


If you have not written a speech yet, one way to learn about your subject matter is to look into your audience, the type of people that you will be speaking in front of. This will help you get into their minds and will give you the right mindset to write your speech. See what works best for you and your specific situation.

Be Familiar With Your Environment


Do you know where you are going to be a public speaker? If you do, and it is a public space, a good idea would be to head on over there. That way, you can get a feel for the place, what it looks like, how large it is, if it echoes, etc. That way, you will not be taken by surprise the night of your speaking engagement. You will be familiar with your surroundings and you may feel more at ease when it comes time to speak. 


Don't Rush

Sometimes, when we are nervous, we might end up speaking faster than we intended to. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. The same applies to address an audience. In order for them to understand and fully comprehend what you are saying, you must speak slow and deliberately. That way, they will fully get what you are saying to them. 

Last, and finally not least, it is important to always keep practicing! Even if it is only a few weeks before your event, practice every day! hem

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