Dear Seniors,
We have a training and we have 2 facilitators and i have to welcome them by a small speech...i am really scared and nervous to do it. Please let me know how shall i come out of this nervousness and fear.
Please help me!

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Daer Premahr,
why you are scared? just think " no one gonna kill you on your fault"...afterall you are human being not god...
now through your nervousness in dustbin and start preparing the speech.
All the best...and give your best :)

From India, Pune
It's been found in many individuals the fear of facing a crowd. I would recommend you to try these things...
1. If you have enough time, practice the speech in front of a mirror
2. When you give the speech, don't stick your glance to a single person or single angle. Try looking at complete group and switch your glance from place to place and person to person.
3. You can add little humor during your practice and that will result a smile on your face when you actually start.
4. Use your hands in gesture and hold a pen or mobile ...... see the difference.
5. Smile while you give speech ... half of your nervous system gets down

From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Hi Prema

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to overcome your fears, don't worry about anything. just prepare yourself to the fullest.

get the summary of the trainers ( educational qualifications, achivements, highlights etc)

Prepare the welcome speech and keep it handy with you on a peice of paper

learn all the details of the trainers which you will be speaking by heart.

On the day of speech, speak to the crowd as if you are speaking among social circle, but make sure you are professional and polite.

Convey the information of the trainers in such a way as if you knew them. speak from the heart, appreciate the achievements as you truly would.

Maintain eye contact in all directions slowly and steadily. never let go the smile off your face.

keep the welcome speech small.

If you are really nervous, you can use the mike podium, stand behind the podium and speak, carry the paper of speech with you.

if you cant use the podium, then get yourself very familiar with the stage from which you will speak, go on the platform and rehearse the speech and style again n again, you will start gettin confidence.

be excited about it, dont fear it. and public speaking is a matter of great effort, audience respects those who speak. so dont worry, even if you goof up, its just a funny incident in your life worth remembering.

From Kuwait, Salmiya
Excellent suggestion by Anil, specially holding a pen or mobile, this somehow will help you, i dont know how, but it helps controlling your nervousness sometimes, our hands and legs shiver during public speaking.
From Kuwait, Salmiya
Recently some one posted one topic here about fear, I will post againt below, this is an excellent example to conquer the fear..Please read it..

How to conquer the fear of failure?

When we have to start a new venture, we often feel fear of failure. Before exams, we feel fear of low marks or may be failure!

At times when we have to decide between two or more choices, we feel afraid. Fear of failure is natural and overcoming this fear is

natural too!. People feel the fear of failure at different stages in life but there is a good news.

Good news: We all can overcome the fear of failure. The question: How can we overcome this fear of failure?

We can learn from those people who successfully overcame the fear of failure and have shared their experiences with us. One of the

person who has shared the technique of overcoming failure is an olympic athlete Guy Drut.

I would like to narrate a story from Mark Mc Cormack international best seller: What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School

which guides us on one of the most important tools to overcome the fear of failure.

This is true story of a French olympic player Guy Drut. In summer of 1976, he was the only hope of France for win in olympic track-and-

field medal.

Naturally, he was afraid. He had the burden of carrying nation’s pride on his shoulders. One of his friends Jean Claude Killy advised him how

to overcome the fear of failure.

Killy’s advice was very simply.

Killy advised Drut to repeat a few words in his mind over and over again. Killy told Drut that he was the only one who can use his body and

mind for peak performance. He should keep on saying to himself:

“I have done every thing to get ready for this race and if I win, every thing will be great. But even if I don’t win, my friends will still be my

friends, my enemies will still be my enemies and the world will still be the same”

Drut says that he took Killy’s advice to his heart. He repeated this sentence in all his practice exercises, during breaks and in between the

semi-finals and finals. He kept saying the sentences to himself over and over and it blocked out every thing else. Drut says: I kept on

repeating it to such an extent that I was still repeating it when I went up to receive the gold medal!

We all can get benefit of this advice. Our self-talk reflects our expectancy from our lives. Positive self talk is more than a positive mental attitude.

It is an evidence of determination in our future.

From Kuwait, Hawalli
Appreciate all the previous posts for overcoming stage fright.
Prema, Please take note there are always people in the podium to help you to get rid of the initial inertia. Be at ease and help yourself and you will find yourself getting used to the ocassion.
All the Best!

From India, Hyderabad
Thanks a ton for all your advise and points........let me face the situation with confident!.......i will share my experience once the program is over.
From India, Madras
Dear Premahr, Highly recommended to join a toastmasters club in your area. It would be life changing for you. Regards, Rashid
From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Hi Prema,
You are feeling nervous because you are visualizing that something may wrong.
Now start visualizing good things such as that audience are clapping after the speech,facilitators are happy listening to it .Take deep breathing few minutes before the speech. Regard yourself as lucky who has been chosen to give small speech welcoming the speaker.Audience , staff are all familiar people so nothing to be scared of.facilitators are teachers & they will not feel bad even if some mistakes get occurs. facilitators are meant to correct your mistakes.So grab this opportunity & have new experiences, learn new things.

From India, Delhi

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