When you’re first starting to get into your public speaking game, you probably compare yourself with other speakers who you believe sound more confident than you.
Some people seem to just get up on a stage and have no doubts at all about themselves or what they’re saying. But when you speak, you may question the words you use, every trip in your speech and even whether or not the audience even understands what you’re saying.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many developing public speakers worry about their confidence level. The good news is, the more you work at it, the better you will get and the better you will feel about it. If you’re feeling a lot of tension between wanting to speak and feeling that you’re inherently not good at it, that probably just means you’re improving at a rapid pace.
Remember these tips as you try to become a more confident speaker: