You don’t have to overcome your fear in order to be a good public speaker. It never goes away entirely. Instead, it’s about having less fear — think of it as being fear-less. We both have some experience in what it takes to be fear-less.
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What causes fear of public speaking?
Causes of Glossophobia
A phobia may arise because of a combination of genetic tendencies and other environmental, biological, and psychological factors. People who fear public speaking may have a real fear of being embarrassed or rejected. Glossophobia may relate to one’s prior experiences, Dr.
How common is public speaking anxiety?
The fear of public speaking is the most common phobia ahead of death, spiders, or heights. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, affects about 73% of the population. The underlying fear is judgment or negative evaluation by others.
What are signs of speech anxiety?
Speech anxiety can range from a slight feeling of “nerves” to a nearly incapacitating fear. Some of the most common symptoms of speech anxiety are: shaking, sweating, butterflies in the stomach, dry mouth, rapid heartbeat, and squeaky voice.
What are 3 causes of speech anxiety?
CAUSES OF SPEECH ANXIETY Large Audiences. Lack of Preparation. Fear of Failure / Being Evaluated. Higher Status Audience. Hostile Audience. Unfamiliar Surroundings. Lack of Opportunity to Build Speaking Skills.
How can I be confident in public speaking?
10 Tips for Public Speaking Know your audience. Preparation equals confidence. Visualize success. Use a visual aid. Share personal anecdotes. Know where to look. Only write down the bullet points. Keep it simple. Identify and eliminate your verbal tics.