The fear of public speaking is an insidious thing. It grabs us when we have time to prepare our presentation, and its hold is just as strong when we don’t have time to prepare. But so much of our communication is impromptu speaking – how do we cope with our fear of public speaking when we don’t have time? In Toastmasters, we have Table Topics.
Learning to Cope with Table Topics Coping with Unexpected Fear
There’s a lot of people talking these days about politics. In the US, this is a presidential election year, so we’re used to the upswing. Add the current social unrest and we’re seeing even more people talking on the media, at public meetings, at events… Sometimes we have time to prepare those remarks, sometimes we don’t.
How do we cope with the paralyzing fear of the unexpected question in front of other people? Today on the podcast, let’s talk about impromptu public speaking and how to do it well.
Do you have a message you want to tell the world? Do you need the public speaking skills to do it? Then Toastmasters can help. We teach you how to speak – and how to make it effective. This is Toastmasters 101 and I’m your host, Kim Krajci.