O'Reilly logo

How to Be Brilliant at Public Speaking 2e, 2nd Edition by Sarah Lloyd-Hughes

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 2

The causes of fear

Key wisdom from this chapter

  • Awareness brings choice: when you become aware of your body language and vocal habits you can choose the behaviours that benefit your audience and drop the habits that are a bit weird.
  • You don’t look as nervous as you feel: the audience see perhaps 20% of the nerves that you’re experiencing in your body.
  • Our public speaking beliefs become reality: if we think positively of ourselves in public speaking we can reinforce our abilities, rather than giving extra energy to our weaknesses and doubt.
  • It’s not about you: even though it may feel like it. Public speaking is really about the audience in the room. If you seek to benefit them, rather than focusing on yourself, you will not only do ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required