How to Build Your Speaking Confidence by Applying These 7 Daily Habits

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Speaking in front of your audience can be nerve-wracking.

But what if I told you that boosting your confidence in speaking is doable with some simple daily habits?

Imagine feeling more confident of yourself every time you speak during a presentation or talk to someone.

Do these 7 habits you can start today to make speaking easy.

1. Visualisation Exercises: Imagine Success in Your Mind

Before any speaking event, take a minute to imagine yourself doing something amazing.

Imagine the people listening and interested in what you’re saying.

This helps your brain get ready for the actual presentation.

So you’ll feel more comfortable when it’s time to speak in front of the audience.

It’s like mentally preparing yourself for success

This visualisation exercise calms down your nerves to overcome stage fright.

2. Daily Reading: Read a Bit Every Day to Get Better with Words

Read something like articles, books, or blog posts every day.

The more words you know, then it’s easier to articulate your ideas.

Being well-spoken makes you more confident when you talk to others.

It’s like building your vocabulary toolkit,

Reading daily gives you the words you need to communicate effectively.

This leads to building your overall speaking confidence.

3. Breathing Exercises: Take Deep Breaths to Stay Calm

Stage fright and nervousness can negatively affect your confidence.

Try simple breathing exercises.

Breathe in and out slowly.

It calms you down and also helps you control the speed of how you talk.

When you look calm, people find it easier to connect with what you’re saying.

Doing the breathing exercise lets you show off that confidence.

4. Daily Journaling: Write Down Your Thoughts Every Day

Take a few minutes each day to write down your thoughts.

It helps you organize what’s in your head and makes speaking smoother.

It’s like practicing speaking without actually speaking.

Journaling lets you experiment with expressing yourself in writing.

This results in building confidence when it’s time to speak those words out loud.

5. Join Public Speaking Communities: Learn and Practice with Others

Joining a public speaking community is a great way to practice speaking.

You get to share your ideas and get feedback from others.

It’s a friendly community to get better at speaking.

Learning from others and gaining insights into effective communication builds your confidence.

You can turn speaking into a skill you always further learn from.

Trying out these 5 habits might feel unfamiliar at first.

But with practice, you’ll notice a big difference.

Speaking with confidence isn’t something you’re born with.

Because it’s something you can build with practice.

Keep up the great work and soon, speaking up will be easy and smooth for you.

You’ll be more sure of yourself every time you speak.

By the way, if you want to start developing your speaking confidence and effective communication skills, here are 3 ways we can help:

Express to Impress – A best-selling effective speaking book where you’ll learn speaking techniques that you can use to speak confidently at work, training or any other speaking occasion. Written based on 13 years of real-world experience.

Effective Speaking Survival Guide – A 6-step online video training. Discover how to go from average to being able to speak confidently by learning how to turn your smartphone into your personal coach.

Contagious Communicator – A comprehensive online training with over 102 video lessons. Designed to help you master the 8 core foundations of effective speaking and learn techniques to conquer your fear of speaking in front of a group or crowd.

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