Some statistics say approximately 75% of the population suffers from presentation anxiety. Other studies show that number closer to 28%. While the statistics may vary, there is no doubt that the fear of public speaking is very real for a lot of people. The truth is, we may never completely get rid … [Read more...] about How To Reframe Your Fear of Public Speaking
What if I completely blank out during my presentation? This is understandably one of the most common fears associated with presentation anxiety. No one enjoys standing in front of an audience only to have his or her brain freeze up. But why exactly does this phenomenon happen, and what should you do … [Read more...] about What If I Blank Out While Presenting?
Speech anxiety is no joke; it is a very real fear for about 40% of people. In this two-part series, we’ll address some strategies you can use to reduce and manage your presentation anxiety. We will break the strategies into two stages, what you can do to reduce anxiety before you speak and what you … [Read more...] about Strategies For Coping With Presentation Anxiety: Part 1
Let’s look at two separate lists, both of which have remained somewhat static for at least the last couple of decades. First, the most common human fears. Second, the skills that employers desire in potential employees. What do both of those lists have in common? Public speaking. Since neither … [Read more...] about How to Manage Your Fear of Public Speaking