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  • Writer's pictureRuchi Sarna

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Here are some other statistics on the fear of public speaking:

⚡ 95% of people experience some level of anxiety when speaking in public.

⚡25% of people have a fear of public speaking so severe that they avoid it at all costs.

⚡Public speaking is more feared than heights, spiders, and death.

Public speaking is the most feared activity in the world, but it's a skill that everyone can learn. If you're afraid of public speaking, don't worry, you're not alone. Millions of people share your fear. But with practice and preparation, you can overcome your fear of public speaking and become a confident and effective speaker.

Here are a few tips for overcoming your fear of public speaking:

  • Practice, practice, practice! The more you speak in public, the easier it will become. Start by practising in front of a mirror or with a friend or family member. Once you feel comfortable, start practising in front of larger groups of people.

  • Prepare your speech carefully. Know what you are going to say and practice delivering it clearly and confidently. Practice your speech in different ways, such as reading it aloud, rehearsing it in front of a mirror, and recording yourself.

  • Visualize yourself giving a successful speech. Picture yourself delivering your speech in a calm and relaxed manner. This will help you feel more confident when it's time to give your actual speech.

  • Focus on your audience, not on yourself. Remember that your audience is there to listen to you and learn from you. Don't worry about making mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes when they speak in public. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes and move on.

  • Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you're struggling to overcome your fear of public speaking, many resources are available to help you. You can talk to a therapist or counsellor, or you can enrol in a public speaking class. Many books and websites offer tips on how to overcome your fear of public speaking.


Overcoming your fear of public speaking takes time and practice, but it is definitely possible. With the right tools and techniques, you can learn to speak confidently and effectively in front of any audience.

Call to action:

If you're ready to start overcoming your fear of public speaking, here are a few things you can do:

  • Start practising your speech today.

  • Find a public speaking class or workshop in your area.

  • Read books or articles about public speaking.

  • Talk to a therapist or counsellor about your fear of public speaking.

With hard work and dedication, you can overcome your fear of public speaking and become a confident and effective speaker.


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