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Stage Fright

The Curse of Perfect Spelling

Beth Winegarner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Beth Winegarner

I aced every one of those 10-word spelling quizzes teachers like to spring on their students. Little did I know they were secretly trying to identify the best candidates for the school spelling bee. Had I realized their plot, I might have flubbed my answers.

8 Tips for a DIY Book Tour

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Every writer hates the idea of being a carnival barker. Nobody goes out anymore, you tell yourself. Who wants to give a reading where the only people in the audience are your mom and that drunk guy?

Why Dancing With The Stars Was The Third Best Experience Of My Life, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.30.2014 | MarloThomas

Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, made her dancing debut for nearly five weeks on "Dancing With The Stars," and she said it was ...

Why You Should Embrace The Stage Fright

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Karen Hopkin (Click here for the original article and podcast) Nervous before a big interview? Or a major exam or speech? Well, whatever you ...

Anxiety Study Finds Key To Battling Stage Fright

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Sweaty palms. Dry mouth. A throbbing heart. At some point, most of us have experienced these awful symptoms of stage fright. And we've all heard that ...

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.

The Scruffins: A Chapter Book Shedding Light on Children and Musical Performance

Julie Ingram | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Julie Ingram

Life is full of terrifying moments, large and small, and being afraid is part of being alive. Running from one's fears won't make them go away.

From Starlet to Stage Frightened Target

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Ombretta Di Dio

From being Baby Jesus in the live reenactment of the nativity in pre-school, to representing an essential component of a ribbon number in a gymnastics sketch a few years later, I always managed to get the best part -- as well as the hate of every single classmate.

16 Celebrities With Severe Stage Fright

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment

Even with longevity and plenty of onstage charisma, entertainers are not exempt from their own breed of stage fright, and many have been vocal about t...

Making Stage Fright Fearless

JJ Keith | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

I always have, even back when I taught college composition, but I like a challenge. That's what I told myself when I submitted to Expressing Motherhood, a stage show in which about a dozen performers deliver their own stories about being and having mothers.

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.

An Actor Faces His Fear

Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Usually when I feel that fear coming on, about memorization, auditioning, a role that I'm not sure I'm cut out for, I try to focus on the work process...

Presentation Panic Attack? Try These Tips!

Noah Kass | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Remember, we have limited control over how others perceive us. So, of course, we are bound to fear what we cannot control. Here are tips to help you deliver a strong presentation and make a positive impression while maintaining your emotional health.

'Dance, Monkey, Dance!': How to Deal With Stage Fright

Ruth Gerson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ruth Gerson

It isn't that I'm afraid of being judged, laughed at or forgetting the words. It is a physical response for me that seems to happen at random.

Death by Dior: A Book Review

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Alison Winfield Burns

There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.