Studies suggest that you’ve probably faced an audience with your mouth dry, palms sweaty and heart racing. If this happens nearly every time you do a presentation or a talk, you may have dismissed the idea of becoming a public speaker, or simply dread every time your boss asks you to present a project.
If this applies to you, you shouldn’t write yourself off. There are many ways to improve your confidence and public speaking ability, including hypnotherapy.
Five of the most common public speaking myths include:
1. You need to be a natural
If you’re not a competent public speaker now, you will never be. This statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course, there are some personalities that take to public speaking quicker than others. But it’s definitely a skill that can be worked on.
2. Experienced speakers don’t get nervous
Everyone feels a rush of adrenaline before a speech or presentation – it’s a very natural thing to happen. However, it shouldn’t flare…