Zee Solutions

Zee Solutions

June 27, 2011 06:14 ET

Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking With Zee Solutions Ltd.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 27, 2011) - Zee Solutions, a direct marketing company in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, states seven facts about public speaking and highlights tips and advice for making the perfect public presentation.

An audience will form perceptions about an individual's competence based on how they present themselves when public speaking, and they will also infer perceptions of the company itself based on these. Zee Solutions suggests that public speaking is a fundamental part of a successful organisation, and is an easy way to differentiate yourself from marketplace competitors. Saying this however, we as humans tend to fear and avoid public speaking, below are seven facts about the fear or phobia of making a public presentation;

FACT ONE

Some surveys and research results show that the fear of public speaking is the number one common phobia, and even ranks higher than the fear of death!

FACT TWO

Fear of public speaking has negative effects on long term careers and detrimentally impacts success in life negatively when this fear is ignored.

FACT THREE

75% of people suffer from some form of speech anxiety.

FACT FOUR

Up to 5% of the world population, aged between 18 and 54, experience this kind of social phobia per year.

FACT FIVE

Women and men are equally affected, although more women in business suffer from speech anxiety related problems.

FACT SIX

More men than women seek treatment to cure fear of public speaking. Nearly 20% more men attend conferences to develop and improve public speaking performance.

FACT SEVEN

According to scientific studies of fear of public speaking statistics, social phobias often start with shyness in childhood or early adolescence.

A spokesperson from Zee Solutions emphasises three main tips that will ensure a successful, memorable and impressive public presentation. Firstly, identify your audience, tailor your material, know your topic inside out and give relevant examples which will allow your audience to identify and relate to what you are talking about. Secondly, prepare and plan. Don't just write a speech and read it out, give advice, write a few bullet points and read it in a conversational style. Practice it until you are 100% confident, use notes as memory prompts, don't rely solely on them. Avoid sales pitches about your products and services, the purpose of a presentation is to be knowledgeable and helpful, so people can subsequently network with you (make sure you leave contact details so people can contact you again in the future).

Thirdly and finally, being nervous is normal, remember that everyone in the audience wants to see you succeed, take a deep breath and smile! The more you practice, the easier it will get. Make your speech fun and exciting and the audience will remember you. Concentrate on your message not your medium, focus your attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your message and your audience. The Managing Director of Zee Solutions states "experience builds confidence, and confidence is the key to public speaking".

Contact Information

  • Zee Solutions
    47 Belgrave House, Bank Street
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    S1 2DR
    0114 276 7711
    www.zeesolution.com