At my new job, it is my duty to run groups lasting 45 minutes to an hour. I am addressing people in recovery in a rehab. I am in recovery myself, so you'd think I would instinctively know what to say, but not so! I cannot seem to get over my fear of not saying the right thing, or not being 'motivational' enough...HELP!!! How do I get over my fear of public speaking?
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Thank you...I hesitated to bring notes because I felt that it would make me seem inexperienced, but I think I'll give it a try. Maybe no one will even notice!
lol...yes, I agree I haven't had enough practice at it yet. Hopefully, in time, it will get much easier!
great advice! I suppose I have been taking it a little too seriously. Maybe if I can worry less, more room for improvement!
I agree with you 100%
wow...I didn't realize these courses were even offered. Maybe I'll look into them, too. Thank you!
Thank you and I will check out the movie!
you're so right, there is a fear of failure involved...I just hope this gets easier as time goes on.
You are the second person to suggest toastmasters, I'm going to check it out right now!
Melissa, we all are human beings first and then the leaders, teachers,doctors,actors and so on. So we should always keep in mind that there is nothing to be afraid of one another. Sometimes,the less educated persons are more assertive & confident
Thank you for the advice...simple and well-said!
You're right, I guess in time, as I talk about the same subject it would come a bit easier to me.
I read the hub, great advice! Thank you for the pointers and for letting me know I'm not alone!