What we're about
This meetup is meant to build a community who wants to improve their speaking skill. It will focuses on how to get over the fear of speaking in public and how to handle the anxiety that comes over when you approach the stage or stand in front of an audience. This is a focused exposition on the various techniques one can adopt to deal with stage fear effectively.
The Fear of Public Speaking is real. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced speaker. Whether you have done it once or a hundred times. While the fear and anxiety never goes away, it is possible to manage the fear and reduce how long it impacts your speech.
The fear can manifest itself before getting onstage, while on stage and even during the speech. So what you need is a variety of different techniques to handle the fear at different points in the speaking experience. Techniques that will come in handy at the right times. Techniques that are simple and practical.
With conscious and constant practice, it is possible to overcome the fear of public speaking. It is possible to go from a mediocre speaker to an awesome speaker in a short amount of time. Like anything else, focused practice is at the heart of success.
I wish you good luck in your journey to become a great speaker!!!
What are the requirements?
A strong will to practice the techniques is all that you will need! If you are a speaker, I have no doubt that you already have that will!
What am I going to get from this meetup?
Understand the fundamental techniques to get over the fear of public speaking! Learn the techniques that experts use to get over the anxiety attached to public speaking! Get to know things to avoid before and during a speech, to increase your chances of making a confident speech!
What is the target audience?
Aspiring as well as experienced speakers who continue to experience anxiety before or during their speaking experience!