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Breathing Techniques to Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety: The Power at the Tip of Your Nose

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” I absolutely adore this quote from famed novelist Harper Lee; in the context of the novel, the protagonist is forbidden from reading, but counters that her love of reading is as deeply-ingrained within her as her very breath. […]

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Public Speaking Anxiety Research: Unraveling the Science

A racing heart. A dry mouth. You cannot get the words out. You feel the ground shake beneath your rattling knees, and the ruminative thoughts that you try to push away only come back with a vengeance. You thought you had done enough practice, but the speech simply won’t come. If this sounds familiar to […]

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Types of Public Speaking Anxiety

We’ve been on a roll these past few weeks breaking down everything you need to know about public speaking anxiety, including why it happens, how it feels, and different strategies for managing it in your own presentations. But like many things in life, it’s not so simple — while public speaking anxiety is very common, […]

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Ted Talks About Public Speaking Anxiety

Public speaking anxiety can be daunting, but the journey to overcome it is filled with valuable insights and inspiration. In my last blog post, I talked about the transformative power of public speaking assessments in gauging your progress in developing public speaking skills. Speech anxiety is a very common fear, and any tools that help […]

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Public Speaking Anxiety Assessments: 4 Powerful Tools for Change

In our quest to conquer public speaking anxiety, self-reflection and assessment play a crucial role. Understanding the depth of our fears allows us to navigate the journey of personal growth with clarity and purpose. I’m a firm believer that no one test, or assessment can truly capture the unique struggles every person reckons with as […]

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Public Speaking Anxiety Statistics and How To Conquer Stage Fright

It’s no secret that public speaking is a major part of not only our careers, but our entire lives. No matter if we’re giving the most important presentation of our lives to an audience of thousands, or simply speaking with a small group of familiar clients, being able to talk clearly, powerfully, and without fear […]

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Why Does Public Speaking Cause Anxiety?

Picture this: you’re standing in front of a sea of expectant faces, your heart pounding like a tribal drum, and your palms slippery with nervous sweat. Public speaking—the mere thought of it can send shivers down our spines. But have you ever wondered why this seemingly innocuous act can trigger such intense anxiety? It’s not […]

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Top 10 Causes of Speech Anxiety That Create Fear of Public Speaking

When I was just starting out in my journey as a business owner, I never imagined how crucial it was for me to get comfortable, not only with taking risk, but with speaking to complete strangers about my work. Of course, it’s the part I look forward to most now — the opportunity to connect […]

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Anxiety And Public Speaking Techniques: Unleashing the Power of Mindset in 5 Simple Steps

It’s the big day: you’ve been invited to give a talk on your work to an auditorium of your peers. You’ve looked forward to this day ever since the beginning of your career — nothing can stop you now. But as you stand on stage, suddenly, your heart races. Shivers run down your spine, your […]

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How to Manage Public Speaking Anxiety: Everything You Need to Know

Before I get on stage, I check in with my body: I notice my heart’s rhythm, and from there, imagine expanding that energy through my arms, down to my feet, my presence firmly planted on the ground. I imagine that energy expanding and filling the room. In that single moment, this is no longer an […]