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Fear of Public Speaking

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 Horn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Brian 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 ...

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...

Public Speaking: Expert Advice To Help You Fight The Fear

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Not too long ago, Becoming Fearless featured a post about the new documentary "Speak," which follows the lives of several men and women competing to w...

Fearless People Greet Fear At The Door

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

How long have you been avoiding what scares you? Has hiding from the fear ever made it go away? Can you see how avoiding what scares you actually works against you by feeding the fear? The time to weaken your fear and strengthen your fearlessness is now.

Terrified Of Public Speaking? Now There's A Movie About It!

LAWeekly.com | Whitney Friedlander | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Speaking in public is often considered to be our number one fear. So who in his or her right mind would willingly hop on stage and compete to earn the...

The Two Words Everyone Fears: 'Public Speaking'

Rachel Roy | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women
Rachel Roy

"Fear" is the one word consistently associated with public speaking, so my team came up with a few methods and tips to help take control of that fear.

Stage Fright

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Sonya Hamlin

Did you know that the number one fear of the American public -- researched annually for the last 40 years -- has been and still is any form of public speaking!

Do You Have a Fear of Public Speaking?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Morty Lefkoe

Now, today, we might realize that innovation is possible only if we are willing to try new things that might not work out. Mistakes are part of the process of doing something new and different.

New York Has The Moth; D.C. Has SpeakeasyDC.

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Susan Orlins

When I'd seen SpeakeasyDC's call for stories of love, misguided or otherwise, I knew I had plenty to say about misguided love. But I had not signed up to boogie in public, nor had I focused on the "notes not allowed" edict.

Silence Your Inner Critic, Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking, Speak In Public Like A Pro

Randy Taran | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

We all have something to share with others that can add to their lives. If your intention is strong, you will absolutely find the courage.

Speak Your Truth: Are You a Woman With a Message?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Do you have a fear of public speaking? I do. (Yikes!) Even though I am a writer and reporter and have spent plenty of time on stage, I am still carrying around the fear of public speaking.