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Fear of Public Speaking

9 Phrases to Drop from Your Presentation

Jonathan Li | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Jonathan Li

After interviewing some of the most successful speakers in the world, I have discovered that once speakers have some aha moments, they never go back t...

This App Could Help You Get Over Your Public Speaking Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living

If you'd rather do just about anything else than speak in front of a crowd, you are most certainly not alone. There's an old rumor that people fear pu...

5 Essential Reads on Public Speaking

Toby Nwazor | Posted 02.24.2016 | Books
Toby Nwazor

We've all been there: hours, minutes, maybe even moments away from giving a presentation or speech to a large audience. Maybe you've done this a few times before, maybe it's a completely new thing -- but regardless, you're probably feeling some nerves.

Nervous to Confident: How I Got Over My Fear of Public Speaking In 3 Simple Steps

Jonathan Li | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Jonathan Li

I've got over my fear of public speaking in three simple steps. Apply these steps so you too can overcome public speaking anxiety:

7 Secrets to Speaking With Confidence

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Is there a shortcut to becoming a confident speaker? Oh yes!

Public Speaking: The Horror

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Pam Ferderbar

According to a Chapman University survey on American fears, our top phobias are public speaking, heights, and bugs. (Fear of clowns rolled in fourth on the Chapman list, but is number one on my personal scared-sh*tless-o-meter.)

5 Public Speaking Tips for Standing Ovations

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.26.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

I had the opportunity to interview Robyn Hatcher, the author of Standing Ovation Presentations: Discover Your Unique Actortype and Let It Shine. Hatcher uses her experience from her past careers to teach others to find their authentic selves and to become effective speakers

5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Quiet Revolution | Adam Grant | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to...

Spur of the Moment Speech? Here's Help.

Debra Fine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Debra Fine

If you have an engagement coming up and you are nervous about it (and you probably are because everybody is), there are ways to ease the anxiety. Preparing, practicing, exercising, breathing, medication and even donning a pair of lucky socks can help. But what if you are under a surprise attack?

4 Tips To Get Over The Panic Of Speaking in Public

KnowMore TV | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
KnowMore TV

Have you ever gotten that sinking deer-in-headlights feeling in front of a podium? Or, have you tried to picture an entire audience in their underwear? You're not alone. Let's explore how you can overcome this common phobia.

Terrified of Public Speaking? How to Get the Words Flowing

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

If you're required to give presentations at work -- or if speaking in front of an audience is something that you feel called to do, in spite of your fear -- this article is for you. This five-step process can be a great start to resolve those gnawing fears about talking in a front of a group.

Seven Steps To Manage Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Suzannah Baum | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Suzannah Baum

Have you ever avoided a career or business opportunity because it required you to speak in public? Did you ever have a great idea you wanted to share in a group setting but didn't because of your fear of speaking in front of a group of people?

Afraid of Public Speaking? Nobody Cares

Ellevate | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Ellevate

If, as Jerry Seinfeld so eloquently put it, you'd rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy, you're in very numerous company, but your audience could care less.

I've Prepared a Few Words About Public Speaking

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Be prepared. That's not just the motto of the Boy Scouts or Charlie Sheen when he gives his party guests a tour of the master bathroom; it's the first rule of giving a speech. Write down what you intend to say. Respect your audience.

Goodbye Glossophobia

John Malik | Posted 05.31.2014 | Comedy
John Malik

"Our biggest challenge with respect to our clients is trying to instill a little confidence at just the right moment. We've trained senators and gener...

How to Get More Speaking Gigs: Don't Wait for Opportunities, Create Them

Brian Ainsley Horn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Brian Ainsley Horn

The cool thing about this natural ability is that it can be turned into a profitable career. But you can't just talk about anything and everything; you have to establish yourself as an expert first.

The Gifted Speaker -- I've Forgotten How to Breathe

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

And you're off. You've opened your speech, you've thanked your host, you've introduced your topic and right at the end of this run-on sentence you realize, you are out of air!

How to Get Over Your Fear of Taking Action

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Procrastination -- putting things off as long as we can -- is nothing more than the fear of taking action. And we fear taking action because of a fea...

Leave the F-Word Behind Before Starting the New Year

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Being around a lot of people we feel forced to spend time with, doing an insane amount of driving trying to prepare for festivities and holiday parties, looking back at what didn't happen this year and trying to finish off anything remaining on this year's to-do list can bring up a lot of funky feelings.

What Do You Mean I Have to Give a Speech?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

The fear of public speaking is one that plagues many. However, more and more of us are expected, or even required, to do it on a regular basis. Here are some relatively simple tips that can make the process a little easier.

Are You Afraid to Approach Women?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Feeling uncomfortable around others is one of the most common problems people have to contend with. There is a subcategory of such people who specifi...

5 Ways To Handle I-Feel-Stupid Moments

Posted 12.04.2013 | OWN

As told to Zoe Donaldson Is the social spotlight fraying your nerves? Our fearless panel is here to help. ...I walk into a room full of strang...

Ten Tips to Stop the Trauma of Stage Fright

Debra Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

I am not going to suggest you picture your audience sitting in their underwear. You are already nervous, and far be it from me to make you physically ill while picturing a bunch of folks lounging in their skivvies. Like life isn't scary enough.

Decision-making and Performance Under Pressure

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Accept that pressure related discomfort is normal. The goal is not to banish it. If we seek to exterminate it, we only make our fear of pressure greater. Practice being more accepting of pressure related discomfort.

5 Tips For Giving A Great Retirement Speech

Next Avenue | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bob Lowry Follow these tips and you’ll avoid turning your farewell into a faux pas Finally, the end of your ful...