How to Give a Speech Without Getting Nervous
- October 3, 2018
- Posted by: mdeepak
- Category: Personality Development
Public speaking can happen at any place and time be it in a small discussion between friends or family or giving a full-fledged speech on a stage. Of course, there is a difference in both situations. You are calm and collected when discussing with friends and family but might have a case of the nervous when you face a large crowd.
When you become nervous before giving your speech, your delivery of the speech would be ruined and this would adversely affect the message you are trying to pass across. To avoid getting nervous before giving a speech, here are some simple tips which can help.
Practice before going on stage :
The best way to not get nervous before a speech is to practice several times before actually delivering it. This will not only help you reduce any chance of errors but will also make you more confident and calm during your speech as you have already practiced several times. You can deliver the speech to an audience made up of your friends and family so they can point out your errors and help you prepare better.
Know your speech :
Don’t try to cram your speech. You should be thorough and know every word of it. Do not just know the contents, know the meaning. This is why you should also not just prepare your speech late. Do not cram it as you would forget the bulk of it if anything makes you nervous and when you find out you can not remember, you become more nervous.
Do a test-run on the stage :
Try to practice in the same surroundings or an environment where you will be delivering the speech. This will help you adapt to the environment and will make you less nervous. When the time to deliver the speech arrives, you do not feel like you are in an unfamiliar environment.
Make a video of your rehearsals :
It is a good idea to record your rehearsals on camera. This will help you know how you will actually perform before a real audience. Try to record the same while rehearsing in the same room or hall where you will be delivering the speech. Always remember that no one is perfect and it is okay to be nervous. Also, understand that you can overcome the nervous and give that speech that would resound with everyone.
Also, if you make a mistake, even after your best efforts, stay calm and correct it. You are the captain of your ship, master of your universe.