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5 Easy Tips to Combat Nerves and Excel at Public Speaking To keep the butterflies in your stomach at bay, make sure you put in the practice time.

By Jeff Rose

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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose recruits fellow entrepreneur and public speaking expert Grant Baldwin to explain a few tips that will help you become more comfortable speaking in front of audiences.

Baldwin points out that nerves are not necessarily a sign you will make a fool of yourself. Instead, they're a sign you are excited and filled with energy.

Here are five tips Baldwin recommends when preparing for a big speech:

  1. Practice consistently and be prepared before you walk up to speak.
  2. Visit your speaking space beforehand.
  3. Be passionate about your topic.
  4. Slow down.
  5. Remind yourself that the audience is on your side.

To learn more public speaking, click on the video.

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Jeff Rose

Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger

Jeff Rose is an entrepreneur disguised as a certified financial planner, author and blogger.  He's best know for his blog GoodFinancialCents.com and book, Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future.  He's also the editor of LifeInsurancebyJeff.com. He escaped a path of financial destruction from dropping out of college with over $20,000 of credit card debt to become a self-made millionaire. His mission is help future generations achieve financial freedom by developing strong money habits and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.   

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