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How can a person get over the fear of speaking in public?


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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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    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!

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    lol...yes, I agree I haven't had enough practice at it yet. Hopefully, in time, it will get much easier!

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    You are the second person to suggest toastmasters, I'm going to check it out right now!

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    wow...I didn't realize these courses were even offered. Maybe I'll look into them, too. Thank you!

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    Thank you and I will check out the movie!

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    great advice! I suppose I have been taking it a little too seriously. Maybe if I can worry less, more room for improvement!

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    You have some interesting hubs...I didn't find the one on public speaking, but I did read the scripture. Thank you for some wonderful advice.


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    Harish Mamgain (Harishprasad) 3 years ago

    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

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    you're so right, there is a fear of failure involved...I just hope this gets easier as time goes on.

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    You're right, I guess in time, as I talk about the same subject it would come a bit easier to me.

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    Thank you for the advice...simple and well-said!

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    I read the hub, great advice! Thank you for the pointers and for letting me know I'm not alone!

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    crackerjack9 3 years ago

    Thank you...so far everyone has suggested I have some sort of notes on hand, so I think I'll give it a try!