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The Fear of Public Speaking & Giving Presentations

If just the thought of speaking in front of a group gets you nervous – You are not alone!

Survey after survey says many people would rather die than give a speech. It’s the Fear of Public Speaking!

"No Sweat Public Speaking!" Phobia

Actually, some nervous energy is good to have!  Harness it, and turn it into enthusiasm for your subject.

In Toastmasters we’re taught not to get rid of the butterflies, but to teach them to fly in formation! Know your material, and know it well.  In fact, know it very well!

  1. Practice, practice, practice.

  2. Practice does not make perfect.

  3. Perfect practice makes perfect – but, and I recently saw this quote, “The road to perfection never ends.”

  4. Do deep breathing exercises.

  5. Do these from the diaphragm, and exhale slowly through your mouth.

  6. Think about when you sigh.  Feel less stressed, don’t you?  It’s the same principal.

  7. Get a good night’s sleep the evening before speaking.

  8. Do isometrics

  9. Squeeze a rubber ball tightly – and release.

  10. Raise your arm against a wall – and release.

  11. Arrive early and ‘Meet ‘n Greet’!

  12. When your start speaking, it will be like you’re with friends rather than strangers.

  13. This makes a huge difference.

  14. Know that the audience wants you to be successful.  They’re pulling for you!

  15. (Most of them are glad it’s you delivering a presentation rather than them!)


Three ways to keep the attention of your audience.

About the Author Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know: We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!



  1. Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT!

  2. Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT!

  3. Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

  4. We are All Self-Employed!

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My books can be purchased on NO SWEAT Public Speaking” NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”


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