To be able to talk in front of a large gathering of people you need to prepare your main points of the speech. After writing a speech/script you should go and practice it at home and gain enough courage. Finally, when you come to face people be composed, keep it short and master the art of shifting your gaze from people. For more guidelines you can check out http://www.wikihow.com/Speak-In-Front-of-Large-Groups-of-People.
you mean you become nervous ? same was with me. but now it's not and it's solved by just thinking that "what will happen if anything goes bad?" and "if it goes bad then let it go, today is my day,let's see how bad it can be;but nevermind because i am ready! let it come!"
make sure you prepare your speech but if you don't have one all you have to do is pretend every one is a stuffed animal. It may sound childish but it helps.(Do not i repeat do NOT pretend every one is in their underwear. all it will do is make you laugh and mess up!)
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Have a focal point when speaking. Example: look into the crowd. But, find a focal point to where feel at easy looking at and eventually you will build confidence and then you will be able to speak with out no problem. You could also gather some of you relatives and present a speech.
While all of the comments made previously hold some merit.... Know your subject matter very well, that will help you feel confident in your own knowledge of the topic. Speak on something you know. Know our audience, do not speak on quantum physics if you are talking to 1st graders. Pace yourself, I get nervous and talk way too fast. Enjoy the moment.... I just think about all of the bullies in high school who gave me grief,,,, they are the ones in the audience who had to pay big bucks to listen to me talk... that always makes me smile when I am speaking. If you are enjoying yourself (even if you are pretending to do so) your audience will enjoy listening to you as well.
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Speaking in public is difficult for most everyone. It was for me (and still is to some degree). I overcame most of my fears by doing some DJ work on the side. I was terrified to play music and talk over the microphone for the first several outings but the unnerving feeling of having all those eyes focused on me did gradually begin to lessen. That was twenty years ago. I cannot say that I never get nervous; A little nervousness is healthy. Now, I try to simply enjoy the moment. If I goof up, I goof up. I have never done anything that someone else hasn't done in front of an audience. The short answer to your question is that it takes time and practice. Unfortunately (at least for me), there was no short cut.
i have had the same exact problem. all you need to do is just go up there and move your lips so they can make words like everyone without that problem would do. there is also another strategy its called the brick trick. star at the wall behind the crowd. everyone will think that your looking at them. but your not
Start with an attention grabber, keep your speech simple and divide the talk into 3 main parts. Also insert some humor and when your audience laughs it will calm you. Make eye contact with listeners in the group and smile. At the end say "In conclusion . . ." This is very basic and I do not mean to insult you. I had to give speeches every week for 6 months to complete my Bachelors Degree.
Prepare what you have to say. Stand up straight. Keep at least one hand out of your pocket. Do not fidget. Look out and start saying what you have to say. Slow it down. Make eye contact with the crowd. Maybe find a face or two that seems friendly. Start carrying on as if you were talking just to them. By the time you get this far, it may seem like hardly anything more than if you were talking to just one or two people.