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Flipping the Script: Top 10 Things NOT to Do When Public Speaking

Those of you who know me know that I’m an encouraging, positive person, who is determined to help you conquer the camera and step into your public speaking persona with confidence. If you’ve been following along on social media or keeping up with my blog, you know that I consistently offer my expertise and proven strategies for HOW to do these things. 

Today, I’m flipping the script and telling you my top 10 things NOT to do when public speaking. After all, sometimes knowing what doesn’t work helps us dial into what does. 

So, here we go… 


Why Your Fear of Public Speaking Doesn’t Have to Hold You Back at Work

A man sitting on a dais in front of a screen, talking to an audience

You’ve heard the expression that the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” which former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared while campaigning against Herbert Hoover in 1932. 

That’s all fine and good, but these inspiring words actually do very little to calm the nerves of people for whom public speaking is a real phobia. And it is a legitimate phobia. 


5 Ideas to Help Conquer Stage Fright at Work

So, you’ve got that corporate job you wanted … and now you have to make an important presentation to the team. If the idea of standing up in front of your boss (or your boss’s boss, for that matter) makes your heart jump to your throat and you break out into a cold sweat, know that you’re not alone!

It can feel like everyone in the corporate world is an expert at public speaking, but many corporate executives—including superstars in their industries—have struggled and continue to struggle with stage fright. Stage fright is a normal experience, but you can become more comfortable giving big presentations at work. Here are a few tips to help you conquer your fear of presentations and impress your team at work!