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1)you should be well prepared with your stuff
2)have confidence
3)present yourself in a good manner so that everyone listens to you, and no one gets bored
4)don't give a damn if they try to judge you

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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.

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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!"

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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.

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just shut up and dont talk at all !

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that y you can't talk to people!!!!!!!!!!!.
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that is awesome answer!
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hi zeman

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what i do is usually just look at one person ni the room and just think to myself that they are the only one there. it usually helps me. But if it doesnt help you, then try and take in a deep breath.

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But what if that one person looks at you funny. Like give you that stupid look.
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u can ball up and talk to some fricken people

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do not be shy

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That's easy for you to say.
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yeah it is easy to say
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Think about people being in their underwear. or just act like their all your friends

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Imagine everyone in there underwear. or imagine them in a chicken suit.

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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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Someone thought you have something wonderful to share with others or they would not have asked you to speak, so that validates your stage time. Do practice talking into a microphone. Too close, it becomes garbled too far and it is faint. I prefer a headset, myself. If you know someone with a Karaoke machine, it makes a wonderful tool to practice with for public speaking. If you know your computer well enough there is a feature on PowerPoint that lets you record your voice in time with the slides, another way to hear yourself practice before the real deal. Do breathe, do have fun, do smile and most of them are wearing underwear,,, but what kind?

I am a paid professional public speaker. And I approved this message, Have a GREAT time!
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I really can agree with all of which was shared towards me. Thank you and I will keep that installed in my head.
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http://www.toastmasters.org/

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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

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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.

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just say somthing

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I think that if you want to talk to a crowd of people, then turn away from the crowd so you don't see them then you will feel much better than you did looking at them.

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That doesn't help me at all. My professor wants me to look at the crowd.
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Try wearing glasses that you can't see through
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easy just pretend like you see every one in their underwear

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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

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I pretend they are naked.

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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.

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Just forget that they are there!

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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.

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Honestly, just practice. You're always going to be nervous but you have to say "**** it!" and just do the damn thing!

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by moving your mouth and using your vocal chords which makes sound come out and u turn the sound ion words.. :)

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