Best 5 Apps to Help You Fight the Fear of Public Speaking
Imagine yourself walking onto a stage to deliver a speech. If your body turns cold and your vision turns black just with the thought of it, it is a sign that your fear of public speaking is all set to ruin opportunities for you. It is time to start working on your fear, because in times of cut-throat competition, you cannot afford to lose your limited opportunities to a phobia. What if I tell you you can overcome this fear just by using your phone! You read that right. In today’s progressive world, we have apps that can help you overcome your fear of public speaking. Here are five of the best:
Carrying papers and prompters with you onto the stage could be quite embarrassing. You might jumble them or even lose them at the last moment. Well, PromptSmart Pro is an android and iOS app that allows you to make notes, write scripts, and even create presentations based on the speech you wish to deliver. It substitutes a teleprompter very well, and the best part about it is that you can easily record each of your practice sessions and compare.
It uses advanced voice recognition technology, and its unlockable cloud-based feature allows it to manage documents well. The free trial version of the app allows you to create presentations that are up to three minutes long. For longer presentations, you’ll need to purchase the paid version. As for your notes and presentations, you can always convert them to PDF for storage or sharing.
Orai is one of the best apps to help you brush up your speaking skills. It even helps you identify what aspects you need to work on. It can help you work on such things as conciseness, filler words, energy, pace, pausing, confidence, and facial expressions. The app provides a seven day free trial. It is available for both Android and iOS apps.
Vocabulary is one of the most important factors that could make or break your confidence about speaking in public. If you do not know which word best conveys what you’re thinking, you could end up uttering ums, erms or other fillers. Also, for a good and impressive speech, you wouldn’t want to keep repeating the same words, but use a more versatile vocabulary. This app helps you build your vocabulary. It can also help you prepare for competitive exams such as GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, and IELTS.
Even a well-written piece of content may not be effective if you do not pronounce the words in it correctly. This app not only suggests appropriate words to you but if you find any hard to pronounce words in your speech, the app will teach you how to pronounce them correctly. There is a limited period free trial version of the app available for both Android and iOS apps.
This app suggests to you some words each day with their definitions and pronunciations. It also helps you reinforce your vocabulary through quizzes and competitions. This will help you keep adding words to your vocabulary, which will open up the choice of words available to you when you need to write a speech. This app is free for android users.
Public speaking is a fear that holds back a lot of people. There are several apps available for both android and iOS that can help you combat your fear of public speaking. PromptSmart Pro helps in creating short notes, writing speeches, and making presentations. Orai helps you assess and analyze your speech based on factors like conciseness, filler words, energy, pace, pausing, confidence, and facial expressions. Vocabulary Builder helps you improve your vocabulary. Speakometer allows you to improve your pronunciation. Word of the Day allows you to improve your vocabulary gradually via daily word suggestions that come together with their pronunciations and definitions. Once you make up your mind to fight fear, you’re already halfway there. These apps will help you win that fight.
This was originally posted on SpeakerHub Skillcamp.