Being asked to give a keynote speech can be a little intimidating, especially if you’ve never given one before. You may even be wondering: what is a keynote address?
If you’ve been asked to give a public speech, you may wonder: what is public speaking and why is public speaking important? Those questions are quite logical if you’ve never thought much about public speaking before.
One thing we’ve learned in this series about public speaking is that it’s normal to have a fear of public speaking.Hopefully, you’ve also learned that it’s possible to improve your public speaking skills throughmastering the right techniques and through practice.
Public speaking can be a challenge for many people. This is especially true if you’re not used to giving speeches publicly. Plus, if you’re like many people, you may even be afraid of public speaking.
You may think effective speakers are born that way. You’d be wrong! Public speaking is a skill that can be learned.
It’s normal to be afraid of public speaking. In one study conducted among business school students, three out of four admitted to being afraid of public speaking. So, if speaking in public makes you nervous, you’re not alone.