iOS: Public speaking is always a bit terrifying, but one of the best ways to get over that is to prepare as much as possible. Ummo is an app that helps you prepare by analysing everything you say.
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In a way, a conversation relies on improvisation — you take your knowledge and experience and, on the fly, mould it into something others can work with to add to the discussion. As improv coach Chris Gethard explains in this clip, boosting your off-the-cuff skills can make you a better communicator in general.
There are a lot of great ways to calm your nerves before you step into the spotlight, but it might also help to refashion what you're feeling instead of trying to suppress it.
Using "like" a lot in sentences is moderately acceptable in social situations (even though you might end up sounding like a bratty teenager) but it can kill your credibility in a workplace. If you want to ditch your love of "like" to appear more professional at work, read on for some practice advice on how to do so.
If delivering a speech isn't intimidating enough, writing one can be just as difficult. And if you're dealing with a complex topic, it might be hard to gauge whether or not you've simplified that topic enough for people to understand it. One way to make sure you have is to practise that speech on a novice.