Approx 73-75 percent of people have this fear of speaking English in public. And they want to know “HOW” they can overcome the fear of speaking English in public. Also, the fear of speaking in public comes on the 2nd number in all fears in the entire world. The first one is, of course, the fear of death.
There are so many types of fears when it come to public speaking.
First, we really need to understand that public speaking doesn’t mean to speak on stage in front on thousands of people.
Public speaking simply means that you should be able to communicate well with the other person. Now, it doesn’t matter whether you are speaking with 3 people or 30 people. That is also a public speaking.
And due to this fear of speaking English in public, there are so many candidates who are not able to crack the job interviews as well.
If you are any of them then today you are going to learn about the 5 easy and simple steps to overcome the fear of speaking English in public.
How To Overcome Fear Of Speaking English In Public
So, the 5 steps are as follow.
1. Speak From Your Heart
Now, speaking from your hear doesn’t mean that you are trying to speak from your heart and not from mouth. That’s not possible.
What I want to convey from this point is that you should speak anything and everything that you know about any topic.
Suppose, If someone gave you a task to speak about your hobbies, your country then you should just speak up.
Doesn’t matter If you are right or wrong, just be honest and share your thoughts & opinions honestly.
This way you’ll be able to build the trust of people.
Because If you just keep on lying and lying, then people won’t trust you and they won’t listen to you as well.
Remember this –
Public speaking is a matter of trust so build that on a solid and true foundation.– UNKNOWN
This way you’ll be able to overcome your fear of speaking English in public.
2. Think in English.
You might have heard people saying this phrase so many times that ‘Think In English” but if you ask them “HOW”, they don’t have an answer.
Saying this phrase is way easier than actually doing it and a very few people share the methods that can help you in thinking in english.
So, I’ll share my personal example over here.
So, here it goes –
As you are reading this, check out what the things that you are able to see around you. And make a note of all those things.
Next step is to check how much do you know about all those things as what do we call them.
There might be things which you know and which you don’t know.
So, separate all those words/things which you don’t know and try to figure out their pronunciation and their meanings in English.
The motive of performing this exercise is that first you should be able to talk about the things that you see and use every single day in your life.
And once you practice it for a period of time than you’ll see a huge difference in your communication & English speaking.
Below is the video explanation of the same in HINDI language.
3. Speak Up – To Overcome Fear Of Speaking English In Public
There are people who say that I know how to speak in English and I’ll only talk in English when there’ll be a need for it.
And I know how to speak, when to speak, what to speak.
But, If you want to be better in you English communication than you need to keep it in practice. You need to speak up every single day.
Whenever you are feeling that you know about some certain topic or thing than don’t just keep thinking about it. Just stand and speak up.
Don’t worry about the other people as what they’ll say, how they’ll respond. Don’t worry about them.
Remember this –
Not everyone will like you, Not everyone will hate you.– SOMEONE …
See, until and unless you will speak up. No one knows how much knowledge you have, how much skills you have, and how much you know and care about others.
So, just speak up.
4. Record – Write – Share
Now, this is one of the little complicated but easy task that you can perform for yourself.
There are communities which can help you to improve your English Communication skills, just get in to those communities and make use of it.
You might be having some people in your friends, family, relatives, school, colleges, office who knows how to speak in English.
Their may be some people whom you don’t resonate with you, who you might not want to be in touch with and that’s perfectly alright.
You only need 3-4 people who can support you and who can guide you on your mistakes.
So, make a group of those people on you WhatsApp, Facebook or any other social platform that you use.
Start recording your thought in form of video (If you are comfortable making video) or in form of writing texts.
First, start sharing these in the WhatsApp group that you created and once you are comfortable and getting good reviews and feedback from the group members then start sharing your content on the social platform for public review.
Initially, it might be challenging for you but with practice you’ll become great at it and you’ll become a fluent and effective English speaker.
5. Don’t Listen To People’s Opinions
In everything that you do, there will always be people in your life who will criticize you and who will try to put you down.
The only reason is that they don’t want you to grow in your life.
They don’t want to see you succeed in your life.
So, don’t listen to those people.
Yes, always be open for feedbacks from people to grow in your personal and professional life.
But, never let your self-esteem go down just because of those people’s opinions.
Conclusion – How To Overcome Fear Of Speaking English In Public
To overcome the fear of speaking English in public, you need to start from the basics and you need to start small.
As it is being said that –
You don’t need to be great to start but you need to start to be great.– UNKNOWN
So, start small and follow the tasks that I mentioned above to share your opinions and thoughts in form of Videos or Posts/Notes.
If you still have some questions or doubts then do share that in the comment section below. Also, do share your biggest takeaway from this article.
Do share this with someone who might need to read this because “Sharing is Caring”.
Wish you all the very best.
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