How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking | Danish Dhamani | TEDxKids@SMU

  • Опубликовано: 15 дек 2017
  • Communication is the most important skill for personal and professional success. In this talk, Danish Dhamani discusses how overcoming your fear of public speaking is key to leading a fulfilling life and unlocking your true potential. Danish’s vision is to empower everyone around the world to overcome their fear of public speaking and to become a better communicator. As a first generation immigrant, for whom English is a second language, the fear of public speaking haunted Danish throughout his early life. By constant practicing and coaching, he soon realized that people are not born public speakers; instead public speaking is a learn-able skill. This is what inspired Danish to create Orai, a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to improve your speaking ability. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 533

  • Lavender K
    Lavender K 10 часов назад

    A have a teaching demo tomorrow and I'm freaking out 😂😂

  • Paula
    Paula 20 часов назад

    Problems to our solutions 😂 that’s something that would happen to me

  • Naima Hassan
    Naima Hassan 3 дня назад

    I never thought I will ever gather the courage to speak in public , after this ................. thanks anyway

  • Prabin
    Prabin 4 дня назад


  • The 2K GVDZ
    The 2K GVDZ 4 дня назад

    That’s dope! Downloaded the app in a hurry

  • Jovanna Pullett
    Jovanna Pullett 7 дней назад

    what was that app he used at the end of the speech?

  • dave manchinnga
    dave manchinnga 8 дней назад

    i love the internet, thank Danish

  • josewil kenned
    josewil kenned 9 дней назад

    I wish I could talk like this and I will🙋‍♂🙋‍♂🙋‍♂

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  • felan Turner
    felan Turner 11 дней назад

    that make sense

  • Farzana Sheikh
    Farzana Sheikh 11 дней назад

    Gd work

  • afzal khan
    afzal khan 13 дней назад

    Mirror is the best thing to get into that fully your individuality and practice more and more u would feel and start building your actually i used to do daily this standing in front of mirror and speaking whatever to mirror but now im thinking that i should go for interviews daily that would help me to feel more confident..

  • Bekee Rebecca
    Bekee Rebecca 14 дней назад

    I really need to over come my fears and how to associate with others which I found so difficult

  • mohammad khalid mahmood
    mohammad khalid mahmood 14 дней назад


  • shebaz khan
    shebaz khan 14 дней назад +1

    Which app do you use?

  • Narender Padakanti
    Narender Padakanti 15 дней назад

    What is the you use for your feedback?
    Pls rply me

  • Mina Fatima
    Mina Fatima 15 дней назад

    In the end when he's showing the orai app on his phone did anyone notice the kids in the back waving and the kid who did the dab 😂

  • Khan Ansari
    Khan Ansari 15 дней назад

    Can some recommend that app which Danish uses?

  • Unlimited Tips
    Unlimited Tips 17 дней назад


  • Tube Light
    Tube Light 18 дней назад

    Most of the colleagues underestimate me bcz of this problem. I'm always hiding from presentations

  • Inna Zhurav
    Inna Zhurav 20 дней назад

    By the way, thank you TED for great speakers!

  • Inna Zhurav
    Inna Zhurav 20 дней назад

    Никогда бы не сказала, что у этого человека был страх публичного выступления в детстве, он так уверенно держится, как будто прирожденный оратор.

  • Josin Thomas
    Josin Thomas 20 дней назад

    I've been using Orai. Didn't know it was his app. It's nice btw

  • Michael Mueller
    Michael Mueller 21 день назад

    I get worried I’m gonna laugh

  • Breezy Bre
    Breezy Bre 21 день назад

    The kids dabbing in the end LMAOO

  • Daksh Negi
    Daksh Negi 22 дня назад +4

    8:15 check out the background .... hahahahahahahha

  • hanya bella
    hanya bella 22 дня назад

    i have been learning english for 2 years, and everytime when there is a presentation on public, i don't want to do it, i think that i'm very bad in english, and people will laugh at me, so after your impressive talk i'll try all my efforts to do it 🙏

  • Elena Gallegos
    Elena Gallegos 22 дня назад

    What is the name of the app? Thanks

  • Alnoor Osman
    Alnoor Osman 23 дня назад

    So this is very wonderful message for all
    Thank you for you

  • priyanka k
    priyanka k 23 дня назад

    Wow what a speech i like your pronunciation and your confidence .

  • Dhamu Palani
    Dhamu Palani 23 дня назад

    Love u orai... Do spread at India

  • RC isCrazy
    RC isCrazy 23 дня назад +1


  • Vellakovil educational channel
    Vellakovil educational channel 23 дня назад

    Nice speech

  • Sofía Vang
    Sofía Vang 23 дня назад

    Lol i didnt see the whole name of this video so i thought this was some danish video because his name is Danish aha

  • heavydirtysoull
    heavydirtysoull 23 дня назад +2

    i hate presentations ughhshsh

  • Genelyn Love
    Genelyn Love 24 дня назад

    Public speaking is really nerve cracking. This talk is really helpful. So happy I went here. Gonna do my best to overcome this fear.

  • Bibha Singh
    Bibha Singh 24 дня назад

    As all we knows practice makes perfect .its apply on every type of situation based on learning .

  • M Hashim
    M Hashim 24 дня назад


  • Vijay Yadav
    Vijay Yadav 25 дней назад

    Which app he had used for evaluation of his speech

  • Taruchit Goyal
    Taruchit Goyal 27 дней назад

    I face issues in public speaking when I am given a strict time limit of 1 or 2 minutes. I am unable to determine how to fit all content for the topic given in that time span. I feel the need to understand how much content should be kept for a set amount of time limit, and determining the topics from all which should be selected for that duration.
    Thus, if any one can suggest someways to work on above, it would be helpful.

  • Nana SK
    Nana SK 27 дней назад

    Wow! Wonderful😍😍
    I' ll practice, practice and practice to become a great public speaker like you.

  • Francis Nwagu
    Francis Nwagu 27 дней назад

    I love this

  • kiran k
    kiran k 29 дней назад

    Very much appreciated your efforts Mr. Saleem, it will be great helpful to clear the iibf AML test...thanq bro... Keep do this type of worthfull videos related to AML or other banking related...👍

  • Omkar Dhanyat
    Omkar Dhanyat 29 дней назад

    what is the name of this app

  • Nasrin Ali
    Nasrin Ali 29 дней назад

    Thank you Sam for all your tips about googling! Your speech was very powerful and informative. Wishing you all the best.

  • bellenomade
    bellenomade Месяц назад

    Bravo Danish! Wonderful to watch, interesting to listen to, good body language and use of gestures! And I love the app :-)

  • Madih AS
    Madih AS Месяц назад

    This video made me brave ✌

  • harshitha balaji
    harshitha balaji Месяц назад

    I loved it...after hearing i hav implemented few suggestion from dis speech.....

  • Neha mittal
    Neha mittal Месяц назад

    I feel to very afraid to speak in english and front of Everyone and thanku you danish your speech has motivate me a lot..🤗🖒🖒 nd i will also try to speak in front of everyone ...first time will mistake but win ahead of fear ..My motivate formula is , Iam the best and i can do ...🤗

  • krishna patel
    krishna patel Месяц назад

    Awsmm sir ... I hve stage fear 😞

  • Renata William
    Renata William Месяц назад +1

    Whenever I am asked to present something in front of class my first thoughts are ,” What if I fall while walking? What if no one can hear what I am saying? What if no one is getting the message I’m trying to tell them? I would do anything, from making excuses, lying to the teacher and even to the extend of skipping class just to avoid presenting in front of class. I was forced to do it today, I was all sweaty when I was standing in front of the class, the number of students were no more than twenty, but it felt like the whole world was watching me. I panicked inside, I was scared, I stammered and even felt my legs shaking really hard. I had a lot of stops while talking and I think that my voice wasn’t heard. My friend said that she heard it, but she was just trying to make me feel better. I’ve had enough of this! I want to be able to speak in public without fear! I am willing to try my best to overcome it! I know the road ahead of me is not easy, but I will give it my all! Thanks to this Ted Talk that I am finally ready to face my fear of public speaking!!!

  • Grace Mensah
    Grace Mensah Месяц назад

    Simple words..but powerful still...congrats..those kids got a good portray from you. Thanks

  • dumbass
    dumbass Месяц назад +2

    *he’s so inspirational* but i’ll never be able to do this ),:

  • roshni yadav
    roshni yadav Месяц назад

    Ossum sir thanks u so much

  • Mohan Venkat
    Mohan Venkat Месяц назад +4

    Mate! I thought this guy will brief on public speaking ..But the 'app' work, came to me as a surprise. Great thinking..Best wishes from India!

  • karadpa
    karadpa Месяц назад

    ORAI app is a really a good app.I like it most.Thankyou so much for developing such a cool app.

  • Best articles
    Best articles Месяц назад

    one thing more sir i am also pakistani...

  • Best articles
    Best articles Месяц назад

    good job sir....
    i'm doing BS english and really inspired by your speech and you really helped me.
    i'll try to use your technology
    keep it up.......

  • jenna delaney
    jenna delaney Месяц назад

    I have a problem with swallowing a lot when I am speaking. It sucks....

  • Shakeel Latif
    Shakeel Latif Месяц назад

    It has made me more confident speaker.

  • Md Musaraf Ali
    Md Musaraf Ali Месяц назад

    Nice your speach

  • mabia khatun
    mabia khatun Месяц назад

    Thank you so much Danish Dhamani

  • R Suba shini
    R Suba shini Месяц назад

    Which app he z using? check?

  • Manoj Kumar P
    Manoj Kumar P Месяц назад

    How many of y'all came in here thinking that he was Sundar Pichai

  • Mahendra Kumar
    Mahendra Kumar Месяц назад

    My face was became red when I am starting the speech.please give me a solution.

  • Alamgir Mahmud
    Alamgir Mahmud Месяц назад

    Pretty sir .s

  • Jheelam Dutta
    Jheelam Dutta Месяц назад

    Thank you so much for this video. I am trying Orai, its great! i hope i improve. :)

  • sadia naz
    sadia naz Месяц назад

    Well done, it's a great job..

  • Through My Eyes
    Through My Eyes Месяц назад

    I am Legit giving a speech for the Prime minister in 4 hours

  • Faru Khurwani
    Faru Khurwani Месяц назад

    Please recommend the aap

  • Thalari Shereesha
    Thalari Shereesha Месяц назад

    I want get high position in my life ,but feel like nervous,& also shy

  • Thalari Shereesha
    Thalari Shereesha Месяц назад

    I want talk in English in public but I can't do this ,because fear stops me

  • Michelle Spithoven
    Michelle Spithoven Месяц назад +86

    I'm shaking just thinking about public speaking

    • Bianca Rodrigues
      Bianca Rodrigues 3 дня назад +1

      +Ronny C I'm trying this method but I only get to embarrass myself in front of others... ):

    • Horny nigga laundry basket
      Horny nigga laundry basket 20 дней назад

      Maroof Khan on anything bruh same here..I had to do a 30 second presentation and my voice cracked, my legs were shaking, my eyes got watery🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

    • Maroof Khan
      Maroof Khan Месяц назад +5

      My heart beat reaches to 1000 BPM.Legs starts to shaking...I am very upset with my this habbit..

    • Shantil Warner
      Shantil Warner Месяц назад +2

      Omggg same

    • Ronny C
      Ronny C Месяц назад +2

      You then need to do as much public speaking as possible

  • Laximi Raut
    Laximi Raut 2 месяца назад

    Thank you. Its really helpful

  • Nour B
    Nour B 2 месяца назад

    You can always get better! ❤

  • Nour B
    Nour B 2 месяца назад

    How beautiful! I have the same prob and I wark at overcoming it.

  • bharathi tution center
    bharathi tution center 2 месяца назад

    how you can get a feedback form your speech in your phone

  • Grace Ramirez
    Grace Ramirez 2 месяца назад

    I want to be an artist(singer) when i grow up(i am currently ten.) Thing is, i have major stage fright. Tomorrow i have to sing in front of the school three times. I hope i don't mess up, and i wish myself good luck. Now i'm just trying to figure out how to overcome stage fright in just a few hours! This helps me out a bit, i would like to say thank you ^^

  • Siti Ema
    Siti Ema 2 месяца назад +1

    thanks a lot

  • Gone Return
    Gone Return 2 месяца назад

    If you have problem look for solution but if you don't have problem then create a problem

  • Pratibha Shukla
    Pratibha Shukla 2 месяца назад

    My speech date coming running to me

  • Kunthuru babujinaidu
    Kunthuru babujinaidu 2 месяца назад

    I made so much speech in the public, but still have a lot of stage fear.

  • soi gne
    soi gne 2 месяца назад

    Same thing happened to me ..that tear thing

  • Bibek Sapkota
    Bibek Sapkota 2 месяца назад

    Nothing really works until one realizes that social anxiety and fear are rooted in their ego systems. A good length of time needs to be invested to truly understand and overcome the illusioned perception of self, society and self-society interaction.

    AI SAQIB 2 месяца назад

    Wow...he is a gem! Great talent...
    Love and respect from BD💜

  • Dinesh Suthar
    Dinesh Suthar 2 месяца назад

    App Name?

  • sunshine 849
    sunshine 849 2 месяца назад

    No one overcomes it

  • Zay Tay
    Zay Tay 2 месяца назад

    This video has been in my "watch later" playlist for weeks because i have been afraid to watch it. i abhor public speaking. i hope this helps

  • sanju b
    sanju b 2 месяца назад

    Waste of solution given....nowadays TED talks value is going down bcos these speakers become speak about their achievements and go one wants to help anyone

  • Ismaeel Hussain
    Ismaeel Hussain 2 месяца назад

    I'm Pakistani too and I wanna know where a lot of muslims live in USA currently I'm living in London

  • Dev Rawat Gupta
    Dev Rawat Gupta 2 месяца назад

    App name- Orai

    AYUSH SAXENA 2 месяца назад

    i can speak english and i can undertand but the problem is that i am break the communication many times

  • Sarafina Blay
    Sarafina Blay 2 месяца назад

    My English is bad😏😏and I am shy

  • manish dubey
    manish dubey 2 месяца назад

    Plz use subtitles

  • Inspiring Minds
    Inspiring Minds 2 месяца назад

    What app is that?

  • Mehreen Badat
    Mehreen Badat 2 месяца назад

    Very well speech thankss

  • Sai Yerni Akhil Madabattula
    Sai Yerni Akhil Madabattula 2 месяца назад

    The kid in the first row at 8:12 :p

  • Navya sree
    Navya sree 2 месяца назад

    Hey, what's the name of that app?

  • logupandi l
    logupandi l 2 месяца назад

    I like you video

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    Mind blowing speech ever I heard in my hole career, thanks Danish sir..🙂🙂🙂