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    Default Hate public speaking

    And I really need to get over it. Any tips or advice? I'm not completely terrible like I mean.. I don't necessarily lose my voice and run away.. but even speaking in a class to give a presentation is daunting to me and I am a bit shaky and my voice sounds just weird to me in a silent room. I really need to imrpove in this skill for my job so any advice would be good!

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    Default Hate public speaking

    I give myself a pep talk before I go up.

    Something short and simple that you can repeat (in your head ) while your up there if you get flustered.

    My primary concern is I don't know enough of the subject/will get it wrong and people will judge me.

    So I say Something like "I know my stuff, just being myself, I know my stuff, just being myself"

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    I got it over by selling stuff through home parties...probably not ideal when you have a job already, but nothing cures the fear of public speaking by having to stand up in a room full of strangers day in and day out and sell a product to the room.

    I still get a bit nervous now I'm not doing it all the time (I don't sell stuff anymore, just need to do presentations at uni), but it's a manageable nervous, not an 'oh I hate this so much' kind of nervous.

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    Practise Practise Practise! Just practise by yourself, and video yourself. Then watch the tape back and improve your speaking. It feels really weird at first, but it does work and it really doesn't take very long. You'll get more confident as your skills improve.

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    Default Hate public speaking

    Go and do a toastmaster course, they give you the skills and you can practice public speaking in class, we recommend them to our young auctioneers!

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