When Public Speaking is Scary: Tips to Prevent Your Next Presentation from Haunting You

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Some love the chance to take center stage, and some run screaming as if facing the Zombie Apocalypse. Richard Butterfield, expert communication consultant and presentation coach, offers "Ten Ways to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking" -- tips to keep speakers from giving up the ghost and delivering a rockstar presentation, every time.

Woman hiding from a public speaking opportunity.
It is perfectly natural - even exhilarating - to take the stage with butterflies in your stomach," says Butterfield.

Richard Butterfield is a presentation coach to some of the nation's most prominent business leaders and has years of experience helping people overcome their fear of speaking in public.

"It is perfectly natural - even exhilarating - to take the stage with butterflies in your stomach," says Butterfield. "The trick is to prevent full-blown stage fright, a paralyzing fear that will undermine your success."

In his latest slideshow post, Butterfield offers Ten Ways to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking, ranging from adequate rehearsal and physical warm-ups to storytelling and engaging the audience with questions.

About Butterfield Speaks
Richard Butterfield enjoys growing influence as a high-stakes executive coach to corporate leaders, lawyers, artists, authors -- anyone with an important story to tell. He is the principal of Butterfield Speaks a national presentation and communication consultancy located in San Francisco. He is the author of the book, "It's Showtime! Richard Butterfield's Power of Persuasion," and the creator of the series Change Your Voice, Change Your Life on YouTube.

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