How to Get Comfortable with Public Speaking

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action is a certification program for Members of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. Members participate in sessions called Modules to learn new skills they can use right away in their Chapters and in everyday life!

Public speaking is the most common phobia, impacting about 75% of people, including celebrities. For some people it comes easy, for others it is more difficult but being a Leadership in Action Facilitator is the best way to shake off the nerves.

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Even I have trouble with public speaking. However, since I started facilitating Modules, I have felt more comfortable in front of a crowd.

When you are getting in front of Members of your Chapter and facilitating a Module for them, you are practicing public speaking in front of people that want to see you succeed. It is perfect practice for the real world.

We want everyone to get the practice they need before hitting the workforce. With that in mind, we are holding a Virtual Leadership in Action Facilitator Training on Tuesday, October 25th at 8 PM EDT (Save the Date). Get the training you need and then get the public speaking practice.

Here are 3 ways to feel more comfortable with public speaking:

1 Get in front of everyone with someone else. If your Chapter has more than one Leadership in Action Facilitator partner up for the first couple of Modules until you feel comfortable getting in front of the Chapter by yourself. Plus, both of you get the extra 2 points for facilitating!
2 Practice, practice, practice! Know the information you are teaching. If you have a question about part of the Module, ask a friend or send me an email at lia@phisigmapi.org. You will feel more comfortable about the topic if you understand it inside and out.
3 Make it your own. The best thing about giving the presentation is the fact you don’t have to read everything in the Instructor’s Guide. Take notes, share your own experiences and make the Module your own!

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