SEEK & GRAB opportunities for speaking.
As a beginner make more number of small and successful speeches,
it builds your confidence !!
ACCEPT to speak only on familiar subjects with sufficient
time to prepare. Otherwise POLITELY refuse. It is very good to speak on
new subjects, but not foolishly, and not as a beginner.
PREPARE beforehand. But never ever prepare, think
or worry about it at the venue. Always speak short, soft & sweet.
People will like you.
REACH the venue before the program starts. Familiarize
Hall, Dais, Podium, Mike, Organizers, Staff, People etc. casually.
GREET maximum people, circulate, make short introductions
with new faces, smile at strangers, laugh lightly, Cheer up.
RELAX yourself in the chair physically & mentally
while awaiting your turn.
Take deep breath, make a short & secret meditation, mentally play
your favorite sound track, feel friends cheering you up, or see the scene
of past success. Then focus your full attention on what is going on in
the meeting. Keep your Chin up and eyes-right on the stage.
RISE slowly when your name is called out, walk normally
(not casually or lazily) up to the dais, confidently climb up, look at
the people all around, smile, take your stance.
GIVE a smooth & little longer salutation, begin slowly.
Within few seconds you will feel in full command, then go full swing.