It might be giving a speech at a birthday party, or a professional presentation at work – whatever it is, public speaking can make us very anxious. A study published in the journal Frontiers of Psychology found that fear of public speaking is very common.
Leadership and communications consultant Monica Lunin says the biggest challenge in public speaking is ensuring that your message hits home. She trains executives and professionals in the art of public speaking. To share her tips, she wrote the book What She Said: The Art Of Inspiring Action Through Speech
“You need your audience to home in and what you say, understand it and be moved to action,” explains Monica
So take a deep breath and try these six tips to take control of any public speaking situation: