Today I would like to write about the presentations we did on the topic of our research. Telling the truth, it was a difficult for nearly all of us to speak in front of the large audience. As a matter of fact, our teacher invited expats to our presentations. All in all, we had 5 presenters, and one of them was me. Giving a presentation in front of an audience requires the art of public speaking. And I proved it to myself again. If you lack communication skills, you worry lot about it. The art of public speaking requires continuous efforts of the development and practice. Making an effort always goes hand by hand with practice.

So, today I had one effort made for self-improvement of public speaking. I should admit, it was good. Of course, I cannot know it myself, that was what my classmates told me. However, the main evaluation will come from the experts, who experienced it and is still experiencing in their lives.

The most important thing we should learn while speaking in front of the audience is controlling your fear. I have read so much about such kind of fear, and it does help me a lot. And today’s presentation was a good example of it. Like other presenters I worried so much about my presentation. Though I worked with all possible fears, I still couldn’t concentrate on the main point and sit quiet. If a person looks at me, he will feel nothing about my fear, because I do not have my hands shaking, I do not have my voice trembling and I have no hysterics as well. But if you only know what is going on inside me?! I can possibly control all the fears that occur before a presentation, but when it comes to the time to do a presentation, you feel how you lose control over fears. Accordingly, the fears begin appearing on your appearance, letting the audience know your real inner feelings. That’s what I passed ( possibly passed over). This victory came quite after reading more about fear of public speaking. You can go the earliest posts to find out more about glossophobia.

Do not think that reading won’t do so much good for you. It is a big mistake. If you know the secrets of making presentations, you will possibly find your own ways to cope with the problem. One of the reasons I made a presentation in front of the people is dealing with fear and practicing to cope with it effectively. Having done something in the most difficult level from the first try makes easier you next try in a less difficult situation. So do not blame your destiny or  people if something gets to you with lots of hardships and efforts. Remember, the life wants you to learn.

Recently, I have found a way to keep your voice balanced during a presentation. Let’s, first, go to the root of the problem. Your voice trembles, because there is a fight between the process of continuous speaking and air that seeks a way out from your lungs. So, what do we usually do in such a case? We keep speaking and speaking and speaking. Why do we do so?  – Because we know that pause will make our audience think that I forgot your words. So, your inner voice is trying to assure you “It is not so, I know all the words. And I won’t stop, I won’t make my audience to get a false thought.” Though you do not realize that you make that fight (speaking process vs. air) worsen, which causes  a tremble. So, I want to advice if you feel it, simply make a pause and let the air out. Otherwise, you will lose a part of what you have been doing well.

It is not a dead advice. I assure you, it works.