Thank you for your article Toni - great tips!
As a communication coach who often coaches people who are scared of public speaking, I'd like to add one more, and that's around the use of extended soft eye contact.
Recent research by Dr Stephen Porges into what he calls the Social Nervous System suggests that eye contact, if used correctly can actually make both ourselves and those we are with feel safer and more receptive.
Ive just written a blog piece which explains how this works and gives some detail on the best sort of eye contact to use for this purpose, which you may find interesting. You can find it here http://presencetraining.co.uk/the-social-nervous-system-why-eye-contact-really-matters-in-public-speaking/
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