How to Beat Public Speaking Fears

Gregory Olsen, a partner at Lenox Advisors in New York City, remembers the first time in his career he had to speak in public. "My throat went dry and I felt myself choking on my words," he recalls.

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Comments (3)
forget fear and just follow lthis simple formula:

HO HUM

WHY BRING THAT UP

SO WHAT

PROVE IT

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT

That works

Tremase
Posted by Mase | Monday, June 10 2013 at 12:53PM ET
the best and easiest way is to find a Toastmasters group near to you who meet during a time that is convenient.
Pat
Posted by pat c | Monday, June 10 2013 at 1:09PM ET
Pro bono financial literacy events are a great way for anyone to hone their public speaking skills. I have seen some weak public speakers tough it out and eventually become decent presenters. We read so many articles about industry lack of succession planning. At the same time I see so little mentoring of planners in the soft skills needed for public speaking. We should not be surprised by the fear factor levels nor lack or practice. Essentially we get caught up in an ongoing loop.

Seasoned planners could provide both the public and our industry a generous gift by mentoring pro bono financial literacy presenters.

Who knows you may be able to mold the next generation of planners to sound just like you.

Ray
Posted by golden rule | Wednesday, June 12 2013 at 5:49PM ET
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