Stage Fright by any other name: fear, anxiety, embarrassment, sweaty feelings, or nerves, is a very common issue for Performers. And as a Speaker or Presenter you are a Performer and frequently you can find yourself dealing with those same annoying issues. So, whether you’re Speaking, Presenting, Acting, Singing or Dancing, “performance anxiety” affects most people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time. OK, but what can you do about it, you ask? Well,
In this video you’ll learn how you can control or eliminate Stage Fright, instead of it controlling you and eliminating you from many of life’s brilliant opportunities.
You’ll also discover that some “Stage Fright” is a good thing. In fact you’ll learn that while some performers recognize the feelings and have learned to work with them, others actually look forward to the feelings. Interesting?
update note// Since I first made this video and wrote this blog entry, my experience teaching both in the US & Japan has broadened my understanding of this issue. I no longer believe that the commonly used phrase “Fear of Speaking, which is medically identified as a phobia named “Glossophobia”, affects most people. It certainly doesn’t affect the 60-70% of Americans that claim they suffer with the “Fear of Speaking”.
The phrase “Fear of Speaking” is over-sold, hyped in books, websites, CD’s, & DVD’s. It is a poisonous phrase that’s commonly used by too many people to avoid participating in public discussions where one person Advocating can affect a solution that impacts an entire Community. Why? you might ask…well that’s exactly what this website will continue to address with information, education, & training.
Make a Friend of Fear, embrace every opportunity to Speak
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