100 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking in the right order.

Set Your Intention

  1. Decide that you will address this fear.
  2. Become excited about the challenge.
  3. Expect progress of yourself.  
  4. Start improving your knowledge about speaking confidence and mindset.
  5. Reading around the subject of Public Speaking.
  6. Watch others speaking on stage in real life and online.
  7. Ask those already speaking with confidence what their hacks are.
  8. Notice what resonates with you as you acquire knowledge.
  9. Plan your improvement in confidence in small steps
  10. Expect progress on some days and stagnation on other days

Start to Apply Quick Win Methods to Improve

  1. Aim to build 1% improvement daily.
  2. Make it part of your lifestyle and routine such as saying hello to neighbours or colleagues!
  3. Practice activities that build confidence in general and challenge yourself just outside your comfort zones in all areas of your life.
  4. Start to have more conversations with people.  
  5. Start having more small group conversations with 2- 3 people.  
  6. Build conversations that create a positive impact.  
  7. Converse in more formal settings such as work meetings or in business networking groups.
  8. Join more new group activities such as meet-ups, fitness classes, religious congregations, charity events, volunteer, etc.
  9. Keep a communication diary and notice what improves your speaking confidence.
  10. Review your personal growth over a period of time e.g. (30 days) and set new aims for the next phase of building speaking confidence.  

Build Positive Speaking Momentum

  1. Start asking for positive feedback about your communication strengths.
  2. Take more pride in your personal appearance and personal image.
  3. Smile more before and during your conversations.
  4. Notice your speaking tone and build a more upbeat tonality.
  5. Start to practice your audio tone by using a 30-second recording on an audio recorder on your iPhone or smartphone device.
  6. Continue improving your audio voice and listen to your voice over a 7-day and then 30-day period.
  7. Aim to sound more excited when you speak formally.
  8. Notice what can assist you in speaking with more bounce and rhythm prior to conversing.
  9. Do the same with your face to camera.
  10. Turn the audio off and notice how your eyes and facial expressions convey a message.  
  11. Learn to build better connection via your facial expressions.  
  12. Observe other people communicating with confidence – note what you like and are willing to experiment with.  
  13. Practice more upright body language.
  14. Expand your body language before you communicate.
  15. Try to move your body more to get into a more energised space before you talk.

Building Your Basic Message

  1. Decide what you want to speak about
  2. Before speaking know your topic well.
  3. Be a great listener before you speak.
  4. Ensure you know your audience.
  5. Serve your audience with something that serves them and is of interest.  
  6. Write your message out in bullet format.
  7. Test your message with a friend or small group and get feedback!
  8. Improve your message continually.
  9. Practice a different order of your message and test to see which is clearer.
  10. Use questions when speaking to increase connection.
  11. Focus on the message and the value you’re providing when you speak.
  12. Speak using simple easy language.
  13. Speak in small sentences.
  14. Speak with a slow pace.
  15. Speak with emphasis
  16. Speak using good congruent body language and gestures.

Speak to Small Friendly Groups

  1. Use everyday opportunities to speak to small groups, socially, in work meetings, or settings such as the gym, supermarket, when volunteering ..anywhere there are people!.
  2. Join a speaking organisation to practice speaking to small groups between 3 – 10 people.
  3. Persevere especially nervous.
  4. Understand that anxiety is normal.
  5. Learn basic relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, to calm nerves.
  6. Practice starting with a strong and engaging opening to capture attention.
  7. Write down your first line so you speak with certainty at the start of your talk
  8. Use positive language in your talk which will boost confidence inside your talk.
  9. Maintain good eye contact with your audience which will enhance your connection.
  10. Lean into your audience, this will develop your connection further.
  11. Use humour that you feel comfortable with to dispel nervous energy.  

Deepen Your Speaking Connection to Build Your Confidence Further

  1. Use energy when presenting to connect deeper.
  2. Accelerate your impact and confidence by connecting deeper with your audience.
  3. Speak from a perspective of giving to the audience to let go of self-consciousness.
  4. Serving your audience shifts your mindset into one of speaking freedom.
  5. Seeing your audience enjoying your message will build confidence throughout your speaking delivery.
  6. Use stories that will connect your audience to your message further.
  7. Use interaction with your audience to make them feel involved.
  8. Practice active listening when speaking to engage with your audience’s reactions.
  9. Rehearse your speech and rehearse the energy you want to bring to your talk in front of a mirror to observe all elements including your body language.
  10. Get more feedback from audience members and trusted friends, mentors to improve your skills.

Becoming a Competent Confident Public Speaker.

  1. Embrace errors, imperfections, and challenges made during your talks.
  2. Understand that imperfect action is better than none.
  3. Understand that imperfect talk makes you more relatable.
  4. Understand that your speaking identity is made up of your speaking journey not one talk.
  5. Build more speaking agility to improvise.
  6. Learn to handle unexpected situations or questions.
  7. Build speaking impromptu to camera for 1 min a day.
  8. Learn to make your message powerful and punchy to develop your speaking agility.
  9. Practice speaking at a slow to fast pace.
  10. Practice speaking soft to hard, quiet to loud.
  11. By using variation in your speaking voice you build space to think more clearly when you present.


  1. Watch world-class presenters and note what you like about their delivery.
  2. Begin by adopting a visualisation method to picture yourself before speaking engagements.
  3. Get comfortable with any speaking venues before you talk.
  4. Use physical exercise in the build-up to any event.
  5. Have to speak “allies” in any room that will support you to help control stress and anxiety levels.
  6. Use positive affirmations en route to speaking engagement to reinforce confidence and self-belief.
  7. Learn to implement relaxation techniques inside your presentation, such as progressive muscle relaxation or pace and breath control.
  8. See your speaking as a journey and continue to record and review your speeches to identify areas for improvement.
  9. Ensure you have a rest plan before and after any speaking engagement.
  10. Practice your talk in your speaking clothes and shoes so you feel comfortable in your speaking mode.
  11. Get to know your speaking personality and feel authentic enough inside of it.
  12. Gradually increase the size of your audience to build more confidence over time.
  13. Get the professional an established public speaking coach.
  14. Get a Speaking Mentor who can provide guidance and support in public speaking.
  15. Break your presentation into 3 main themes to remember your talk and speak without notes.  
  16. Experiment with different speaking styles to find what works best for you.
  17. Build your speaking rituals to get yourself in a speaking state before you walk on stage.

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