Have you ever gotten that sinking deer-in-headlights feeling in front of a podium? Or, have you tried to picture an entire audience in their underwear? You're not alone with glossophobia, also known as the fear of public speaking, which apparently affects 75 percent of the population. Let's explore how you can overcome this common phobia.
Even if you're familiar with the conference room, visit it when it's empty and test the equipment. Envision yourself at the podium commanding the room. Imagine a successful presentation; positive thoughts will decrease speaking anxiety.