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  • Okay, just... get upon that podium.

  • Hurray! I’m here. That was easy. Now I just need to

  • Oh my gosh. How many people are in the audience?

  • A hundred,

  • a thousand? Don’t count.

  • OK I can do this. I'mma focus on my notes. What did I have written down again?

  • Ehh........ hello........ My … *vomit*

  • OK, if this sounds like your worst nightmare, youre not alone.

  • Actually youre one of the estimated 70% of the population that has an intense fear of public speaking.

  • And that’s OK because on today’s Wellcast, weve got our triple P method

  • that will get you through and get you calm during that next oral report

  • and keep your breakfast where it belongs.

  • Youre ready?

  • Many polls list public speaking as the most commonly reported phobia among Americans.

  • It’s called Glossophobia, meaning literallyfear of the tongue”.

  • A study by Texas Christian University tested 48 women and 48 men

  • enrolled in a public speaking class

  • and found that those who exhibited high-trait anxiety

  • had the most physical symptoms of distress when speaking publicly.

  • So what if youre the kind of person

  • to whom any bit of social acrobatics is tantamount to entering a lion’s den?

  • Hey, calm down!

  • OK I’m just kidding but seriously calm down alright? Weve got our triple P method

  • that will get you through that next public speaking gig.

  • Pause and print this Wellcast worksheet.

  • Step one: prepare prepare prepare.

  • We said it three times because it’s that important.

  • There are two things that go into being prepared.

  • Number 1, knowing your subject backwards and forwards.

  • Two, knowing exactly how you are going to present it, step by step.

  • In you Wellcast worksheet,

  • write down the major points that you want to get across to the audience.

  • Get the ideas, and your heading onto the paper.

  • In the next column to the right,

  • start ordering these points in a logical manner,

  • arguing your point to the audience

  • and winning them over as like a boxing match.

  • First, start with some fancy footwork

  • A fact or an anecdote that will hook the audience in

  • and get them to pay attention to you.

  • Then throw a couple of swings

  • supporting evidence for your arguments. Stats, personal stories,

  • something that will start to convince the audience that youre taking control.

  • And finally, the knock-out:

  • a landing blow or statement that’s memorable, convincing

  • and sums up your speech’s position.

  • Alright, step 2: posture and physicality are key.

  • Part of keeping your anxiety at bay while giving your speech

  • is knowing what to do with your body.

  • Before your speech, avoid large meals or dairy products

  • which will make you feel like you need to clear your throat incessantly.

  • Bring a bottle of water on stage if youre allowed.

  • Don’t be afraid to take sips throughout your speech.

  • It will keep your voice natural

  • and it gives you a moment to pause and regain your composure if needed.

  • Stand naturally, not too stiff or slumped.

  • Good posture will help you breathe and speak easier

  • and it will let your audience know that youre calm and in control.

  • Step 3: pander to your audience.

  • The best public speakers know how to work around.

  • Don’t be completely serious unless the occasion calls for it.

  • Don’t read entirely off a card. Keep it natural, cadence and pace.

  • Throw a joke or a cite in, it will draw in a laugh.

  • If there’s a silence, then turn that into a joke.

  • Stay natural, self-effacing and the audience will be on your side.

  • Let’s recap.

  • You’d rather face a poisonous reptile than public speaker?

  • Well, follow the Wellcast triple P checklist.

  • Prepare extensively for your speech, know your content backwards and forwards

  • and figure out the absolute best way to present it and to win over your audience.

  • Watch your posture and physicality.

  • This includes everything from standing naturally to breathing from your diaphragm.

  • And pander to your audience.

  • Keep them in the palm of your hand,

  • and with an easy demeanor, natural cadence and of course, jokes.

  • Twitt us at watchWellcast.

  • Email us at

  • or leave a comment down below.

  • Well see you next time.

Okay, just... get upon that podium.

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