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Facebook Premiere: Three Actions You Can Take to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking
(Day 6, Speaking Palooza 2019)
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It’s your turn to speak. Suddenly your ears feel hot and your hands begin to shake. You can barely remember what you intended to say. Your palms are sweating and you can feel your neck muscles tensing. You see purple at the edges of your vision and you feel sick to your stomach. What is happening?
You are having an attack of speaking anxiety, also known as the fear of public speaking or glossophobia.
Before you got your first car, did you know how to drive? Of course not! You needed to take lessons, practice driving, and eventually, you gained enough confidence to take the wheel on your own. Public speaking is just like that. You take some lessons, practice your skill and soon […]
Public speaking anxiety is something everybody–at one time or another–gets (even people who are natural at public speaking). The fear of public speaking could be considered the common thread that ties people together, even though it’s not one that most people want to share. Learning about public speaking anxiety will […]
Many people would consider me a confident speaker. And, for the most part, I am. But there I times when I still get nervous before a presentation. For example, a few years ago, I was preparing to give my first speech at a new Toastmasters club. For some reason, I […]