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Started by : amit chaudhry, Senior Consultant, IML   11 11 2008 13:07:44 +0000
Industry : Management & Strategy ConsultingFunctional Area : Communication(Sales & Marketing)
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Fear of public speaking can cripple your career, since it's almost impossible to be successful in business without have speaking to a large group at some point.

How To Overcome Stage Fear ?

 
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1 Mastery of your material
2 THE CONFIDENCE AND BOLDNESS
3 Make the audience laugh
4 Practice makes man perfect.
5 Continual ( repeated ) trial and mastery of subject, a good expressing way
6 By Attending Max-Academy
7 To live in fear is to live in an emotional prison.
8 go to stage
9 Focus on first 3-5 minutes of speech
10 Material vs Presentation skills ( Confident)
11 Overcome fear of speaking in public
12 Cure the fear!
13 Self Belief and Confidence
14 More and more participation
15 By Speaking in Public more
16 BELIEVE IN URSELF
17 Take an imaginary journey
18 Body and Mind Word Together
19 Body and Mind Word Together
20 Be Yourselves
21 Balance your thought process and believe in your own-self
22 A quick tip ...
23 First of all .............
24 How to overcome stage fear

Mastery of your material

idea posted by Jitena Kumar Rawat Senior Consultant, GKC
The best thing you can do is to be thoroughly, and completely prepared on the topic you are giving a speech. Much of the fear comes from wondering if you will make a mistake, or if the audience will know more than you. To overcome this is by knowing your topic deep inside and out.
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by parimala.c.wagh , Tech Architect, freelance  | 10 13 2011 07:48:35 +0000

Prepare well, rehearse well and if the strength of audience make u frighten then look at the faces of distant seated audience, once the confidence start building up then slowly focus on the nearby people. By the time the confidence will be full so the stage fear means............it will be ur next question? Improve ur self in presentation wise practicing body language which is most important, practice in front of mirror. Every next presentation should be improved one. As this topic is not constricted to weather ur speech for corporate level or kids, If u are speaking for kids then. It should be made more interesting, so that they should not get bored.

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by Sugi Shekar, Pursuing Graduation student, seventh day adventist '10  | 03 08 2011 09:25:14 +0000

i will always be prepared with my topic and do well when i practise in front of mirror but when am about to present before the class my hands and legs starts to shiver and i am not able to present a good presentation.... how can i overcome this.....??? pls help me out...

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by V.Durga Rao, Private Attorney/Lawyer, V.DURGA RAO  | 12 14 2008 07:13:41 +0000

None can feel confident while delivering some speech etc. unless he is confident that he has some knowledge over the subject as overwise everyone knows that the audience will laugh at the presentor if he talks about the family relations if the subject is about the recession in the world. Beyond doubt, mastery over the subject and good prepartions helps one to overcome the stage fear. Again, one needs some practice and experience and everyone feels shaky first time. I advice the peole who wants to be a good speaks to listen and see the speeches of barrack obama, bill clinton, bill gates etc. who excellant speakers as I beleive.

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THE CONFIDENCE AND BOLDNESS

idea posted by NATTERAJA R. ARIKRISHNAN GM-Projects, Bentec Electricals & Electronics Pvt. Ltd

The stage fear will be there initially for the beginners. This can be overcome by practice:

1] one should have first confidence and courage to face the audience.

2] The topic on which one likes to talk should be first prepared well.

3] stand in front of the mirror [think as audience] and start delivering the speech that will reveal his minus points, the style of delivery will change from the observations. Make practice like this and then the practice can be made in other open places where there is no people.

4] This type of practice will give the confidence and courage [ these are all some home works to get rid of the stage fear]

5] Now he will be prepared to face the audience in the stage.

Today's popular speakers/ orators might have faced such stage fear in the inception stage and their practices have made them to reach today's position. Hence there is no need to worry and the trial and error method will make to succeed.

Thanks for the referral Mr.Virag shah.

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by Vamsi Krishna, Internet cafe, MVK groups  | 02 08 2012 09:50:55 +0000

thanks for your valuable suggestions

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by Ravindra Sharma, Managing Consultant, CHEF-India  | 03 14 2011 08:09:00 +0000

Agreed Mr Arrikrishnan, Fear of loosing is the only obstacle. Once taken care it gets easier with practice.

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by Rathin Deb, Advisor and retail consultant, currently as Branch Manager, Tower Infotech Ltd  | 03 14 2011 05:34:57 +0000

Natteraja I am in agreement with your point of view on the subject. After all one is going to address the humans and they will not kill him at the most may say good or not not so good. One will become perfect after few presentation and the fear factor gone. Thanks for referral.

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Make the audience laugh

idea posted by Anil Kumar Singh Senior Consultant, GKC

I always start my presentation with a joke.

Its the best way to start and then go into you speech. By doing this you will be more relaxed because you've laughed together.


Joke may not be related to your topic but it will surely make you feel relaxed and comfortable..

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by Vikas G. Chaudhari, Manager, Larsen & Toubro  | 11 23 2008 04:15:12 +0000

Yes this can be a sort of ice breaker !!

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Practice makes man perfect.

idea posted by Hem Chandra Kukreti STA (HR), Bharat Electronics Ltd
All the above ideas are excellent. But one may be best for one and good for another. One can adopt any one he is convenient with and regular practice can give the results.
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by Rajeev Panampilly, Branch Manager/Regional Manager, Bridgestone India Private Limited  | 07 29 2011 14:35:21 +0000

I agree this point.

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Continual ( repeated ) trial and mastery of subject, a good expressing way

idea posted by Bellala Gopinatha Rao Senior Consultant, Civil Adviser Project, Self Employ

STAGE FEAR MAY COMES DUE TO FOLLOWING :

1. Due to insufficient exposure: Individual should try to exposure in public as and when it is possible.

2. Due to the overconfidence: Prior exercise is must

3. He can try way of expression in front of a mirror looking himself.

4. By repeating all three items above sufficient time he can remove stage fear completely.

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by Mohammadarif.A.Shaikh , Consultant, My Learning Centre (CALORX)  | 03 08 2011 11:01:57 +0000

If You are practicing your speech then only t=you will get the confidence and then only your stage fear will come out. Even the best person will be afraid of speaking in front of any one without having knowledge so he prepare the background of the subject and then getting knowledge of the topic he come out and speak in front of other.

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By Attending Max-Academy

idea posted by kasturirangan.r INSURANCE ADVISOR, Life Insurance Corporation Of India
By attending Work shop of Max Academy FOR EXCELLANCE (HOLDERS OF lIMCA AND WORLD RECORDS) 5. spealk to peak===>For a leap in communication Skills,Public speaking without stage fear,interview facing and GD EMAIL: info@maxacademy.org Web:www.maxacademy.org
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To live in fear is to live in an emotional prison.

idea posted by Kaisar Ahmad Mir Program Manager, Jan Shikshan Sansthan (ANHAD)
Confidence comes from preparation, which is nothing but planning & practicing. Winners put pressure on themselves. That is the pressure of preparing & not worrying about winning.
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go to stage

idea posted by Sindhu S Manja visiting faculty, St george college
go and participate always......... or not atleast u go and simply stand there and shout .......
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Focus on first 3-5 minutes of speech

idea posted by amit chaudhry Senior Consultant, IML
I have seen few people who seems fearful only for 3-5 min of his or her presentation and later on they settle and gets comfortable. If they can try and focus on getting through first 3-5 min, they can overcome their stage fear.
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by Rajeev Panampilly, Branch Manager/Regional Manager, Bridgestone India Private Limited  | 07 29 2011 14:34:31 +0000

very correct. Some people having the best stuff than a good orator, but when he presents something in front of others, the stage fear mess up everything.

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by Vikas G. Chaudhari, Manager, Larsen & Toubro  | 11 23 2008 04:17:02 +0000

Yes true again, rolling friction is less than static friction :)

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Material vs Presentation skills ( Confident)

idea posted by Santosh Kr. Gupta Business Development- International Market,
Speaking to large audiences, Mastery in material doesn't matter more than presentation skills as you can't force your audience to listen your theory ( pak- pak)if they don't feel interesting so have your material short but speak with confident that's matter most during public speaking.
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Overcome fear of speaking in public

idea posted by Tom Woods asdasd, asd

Some good and unique tips. Not allowing yourself to put pressue on is certainly an important tip that people often forget. I found that reading fear of public speaking helped me to overcome my fear when speaking in public.

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Cure the fear!

idea posted by Tom Woods asdasd, asd

Hi , this is very true. Confidence is definitely an important part of speaking in public. Some unique and practical tips and good blog post. I use fear of public speaking to help cure my fear and become very confident for speaking.

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Self Belief and Confidence

idea posted by Kashif Billal Training & Induction Manager, H&M Hennes & Mauritz
In order to conquer the Stage Fear one needs to have Confidence in his own-self. Once you have the right confidence the half the battle is already won. Rest can be taken care by an excellent Research over the Topic and of-course a person's Perspective.
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More and more participation

idea posted by Virag Shah Confidential
Frequently as well as more & more participation will overcome your stage fear.
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By Speaking in Public more

idea posted by anuradha NECC Ltd.
If we speak in public more we can overcome stage fear. Speaking in group more often can also decrease stage fear to a large extent. Expressing your point of view and not supressing it also helps i feel.
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by Rajeev Panampilly, Branch Manager/Regional Manager, Bridgestone India Private Limited  | 07 29 2011 14:32:26 +0000

i agree the point,

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BELIEVE IN URSELF

idea posted by pradhnya meshram Sales & Marketing
When u confront stage for the first time, u will definitely bcome zero.But try to manage the audience in such a way that u know everything then u will never get the chance to look back.
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Take an imaginary journey

idea posted by Mangales Krishnan HR Manager, Essence Communications Sdn Bhd
run through your performance from beginning to end, soothing your mind during the quiet time before you execute on the actual day
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Body and Mind Word Together

idea posted by Nitin Mehra Writer, Thinker, Technology Seekar

Hi here Body and Mind Work Together. If you are Knowledgable enough but have a thought in mind that you cant speak or go to stage. All the knowledge will be suddenly disappear. Coz When Mind thinks about the fear body respond to that fear and all the things happen that should be in a feared situation. Now the Question is how we can reduce this fear. We can do Two things.

1. Train the Mind Calmly without thoughts

2. Change the body state

for First Things Yoga and Pranayam Can be done. So that Mind can Work calmly. It has the scientific reason that Yoga and Pranayam effect on mind but this is beyond the limit of this topic. You can do deep Breathing for few minutes right before going to stage.

For second thing do some worm up exercise that the player do before they start playing. this will increase blood flow in the body. Remember when you are angry you are not feared and you can go to any extent. at that time the blood flow in the body is fast.

There are many other thing read this for learning process http://nitinmehraviews.blogspot.com

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Body and Mind Word Together

idea posted by Nitin Mehra Writer, Thinker, Technology Seekar

Hi here Body and Mind Work Together. If you are Knowledgable enough but have a thought in mind that you cant speak or go to stage. All the knowledge will be suddenly disappear. Coz When Mind thinks about the fear body respond to that fear and all the things happen that should be in a feared situation. Now the Question is how we can reduce this fear. We can do Two things.

1. Train the Mind Calmly without thoughts

2. Change the body state

for First Things Yoga and Pranayam Can be done. So that Mind can Work calmly. It has the scientific reason that Yoga and Pranayam effect on mind but this is beyond the limit of this topic. You can do deep Breathing for few minutes right before going to stage.

For second thing do some worm up exercise that the player do before they start playing. this will increase blood flow in the body. Remember when you are angry you are not feared and you can go to any extent. at that time the blood flow in the body is fast.

There are many other thing read this for learning process http://nitinmehraviews.blogspot.com

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Be Yourselves

idea posted by Mathew Cherian Research Associate/Analyst, Western Michigan University

Dissolve all the transferences working in you, you will be alright.

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Balance your thought process and believe in your own-self

idea posted by Srinivas suravajhala Asst. Manager.
Believe in your own-self and balancing the thought process is the two important factors to overcome the stage fear. The first five minutes on the dais is most important. Once you cope up with the pressure within you can talk fearlessly. To overcome this pressure set your mind calm for the time being. Then your mind settle for the situation to be faced by that time. It is always better to have a mental practice of the subject to be spoken from the dais. Then balance your mind with the speech. Your thought process will always be stead fast. Try to control it and synchronize this with your speech. Ofcourse it is so easy to say in theory. I know the pain of bringing this theory into practice. To overcome this problem I am now into teaching. I am visiting faculty in Osmania University for the Distance Education MBA students.
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A quick tip ...

idea posted by Varghese Philip Co-founder & CEO, Sunshine HealthGuard Services Pvt. Ltd.
When you start speaking, look at any one person in the audience and speak only to that one person. Slowly, as you gain confidence, move your gaze around the audience, looking into their eyes.
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First of all .............

idea posted by Laxman Pula MBA/PGDM student, DRK
First of all i think the stage fear should be remove from our mind.this is our first work.Then the class teachers should remove stage fear while conducting like JAM,one minute programs,group activities.If the students are participating continuously they can perform much better coming activities.
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How to overcome stage fear

idea posted by Roshan Mathew Sr.Procurement Offcier, Al Hamad construction & Development Co.WLL

Yes, we have to be prepared well on topic to avoid stage fear.. also u shud have confidance to face a large gathering with out any fear or shame..

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