Experts estimate as much as 77% of the population has some level of anxiety regarding public speaking.
That’s me. I hate public speaking, or at least I hate the thought of it. I’ve written countless speeches over the course of my career for Association board members and executives, and I loved doing it.
Here are three tips that have helped me when it’s my turn to speak:
1. Practice – Practice until you know your speech inside and out.
2. Setting – Get all the details so you can envision how it will go.
3. Patience – Everyone stumbles here and there while speaking. Give yourself grace.