You feel the dread right? Once you were told you needed to give the vote of thanks during your wedding or your friend’s wedding, you turned into a perspiring machine, right? Well, don’t sweat it – I know exactly how you feel, I have been there! You are thinking; “What if I forget my lines, what if I murder the English language, what if I muddle up the words, what if I begin to stutter, what if the people in the audience see the beads of sweat on my brow, what if I open my mouth and no audible sound comes out, what if, what if, what ifs…!?” And so on and so forth…
Well you aren’t alone in this, I got your back. We will get through that speech in one piece okay? You will discover below 7 top ways to relieve that anxiety before giving that all-important speech.
1. Write Out Your Speech
Write out that speech word for word, exactly as you envision giving it. What you want to do here is learn or memorize the speech if necessary – or at least the salient points. How do you memorize it? Well, read through it again and again and again and again and the again some more…and again too! Getting up and delivering a speech is much more difficult than speaking from your heart, you want to be able to deliver most of your speech from your head. Get so used to the speech that it actually becomes second nature to flow through the sentences that make it up.
2. Get A “Lenient” Audience
That’s right…you do not want to jump into the crowd just because your speech is memorized. Instead of that, you should get members of your family or your best buddies to listen to your speech and comment on its delivery, your strong or weak points and so on. What this helps you achieve is the “feel” of a live audience without the tension or ติดต่อแทงบอล ufabet pressure of actually being in front of one.
3. Location Advantage Anyone?
I would recommend that you practice giving your speech in the exact location where the event will take place – like a dress rehearsal of sorts, if possible. I am an instrumentalist and I know from experience that rehearsing on location can be extremely beneficial to the ultimate outcome of any performance. But par adventure this is impossible to do, then try to see if you can find a location that is sort of similar to the one you will be speaking in (think; school auditorium, church hall, hotel banquet hall…) Note; try to utilize a system based on numbered cards, this has 2 advantages; (a.) You will be able to verify that you are speaking in order (or not), and (b.) You will be able to quickly re-organize your notes in case an accident occurs which causes you to nervously drop your cards!