Dealing with speaking anxiety
When we suffer from public speaking anxiety, our body tenses, knees or hands are shaking, we take short breaths and often feel overwhelmed by emotions. The truth is, this fear could be hurting your professional and personal life.
Whether we are giving a formal presentation to an audience, or simply asking our boss for a promotion, speaking skills are essential to getting ahead in your career.
Wondering how to overcome your fear of public speaking? Overcoming public speaking anxiety is easier than you think!
In this course, you'll learn how to deal with stress, anxiety and fear of speaking for good. You will get tips and tricks to give a successful presentation with more confidence and feel more in control.
What is speaking anxiety?
Speaking anxiety, also known as glossophobia, is the intense fear of public speaking. It can lead to physical symptoms such as trembling hands, sweating, a dry mouth and a pounding heart. This anxiety can undermine your self-confidence and keep you from showing your best self.
Tips to Overcome Speaking Anxiety.
Preparation is the Key: Good preparation reduces anxiety. Know your topic and your audience. This will help you be confident during your presentation.
Practice Regularly: Practice your speech several times in front of a mirror, recording or in front of a friend. This helps you become familiar with your words and your voice.
Breathing Exercises: Deep breathing reduces anxiety. Inhale slowly through your nose, hold your breath for a moment and exhale slowly through your mouth.
Use Body Language: Stand up straight, make eye contact and use gestures to present yourself powerfully.
Seek Support: Get support from a professional to actually address your speaking anxiety.
Professional Coach to Overcome Speaking Anxiety.
If speaking anxiety affects your daily life, consider professional help. A coach or specific training can help you develop techniques to effectively manage your anxiety.
Ready to speak and present successfully without speaking anxiety?