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Keys to Breaking Through the Fear Barrier

  • Admit your fear; understand its sources.

  • Tap the energy that fear produces.

  • Recognize that fear is normal for public speakers.

  • Realize your fear doesn't have to show.

  • Visualize yourself as a powerful speaker.

  • See the audience as your ally; focus on its needs.

  • Speak about something you care about.

  • Combine preparation with practice.

  • Devise tricks to psych out your fear.

  • Think positively about yourself.

By keeping these steps in mind, you can put fear in its place and get on with the career-enhancing opportunities that await you by becoming an excellent and persuasive public speaker.


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