Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) and the fear of public speaking

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) and the stage fear

I’m sometimes asked about what social anxiety disorder (SAD) is and whether it’s the same as social phobia. Since SAD is one of the subtypes of the stage fear, let’s have a closer look at them in today’s post! So, what is social anxiety disorder? Social anxiety disorder is a condition in which the fear of a situation where one

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Audience analysis: A complete guide for the public speaker

Audience analysis: A comprehensive guide for the public speaker

The issue with so many public speakers is that they don’t prepare their speech in a listener-focussed manner, so they’re not aware of the needs, expectations, prior knowledge of the listeners, etc. This, in turn, results in the speaker communicating with the audience either at a very basic level or, vice versa, at a very complex and incomprehensible level. Even

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11 tips how to write a great persuasive speech

11 tips how to write a great persuasive speech

In the case of a good persuasive speech, the speaker’s argumentative skills matter. You may well have the best arguments in the world, but if you don’t know how to present them, they may not be particularly useful. To persuade the audience, you need thought-through and well-prepared arguments. So, what is a persuasive speech? The main objective of a persuasive

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Prepared speech: 10 effective tips how to practise a speech

Prepared speech: 10 effective tips how to practice a speech

The poorer your preparation is and the less work you do, the greater the probability that no-one can relate to your speech, in a way that will make the audience forget you already during your presentation. So, how to practice a speech? A well prepared speech means practicing. The poorer your preparation is and the less work you do, the

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12 effective impromptu speech tips you should use

12 effective impromptu speech tips you should use

An impromptu speech is a something most people are afraid of even more than public speaking. There’s hardly any time to prepare, and, sometimes, this speech must be longer than just a few minutes. So, what is an impromptu speech? An impromptu speech is a speech which given without any thorough preparation. It is five- to eight-minute speech with a

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Stage fright: What is it about?

Stage fright: A Helfpul Illustrated Guide

The stage fright is one of the most common fears in people, so let us today have a closer what is it. In this article I will explain in detail what the phenomenon of performance anxiety is about. So, what is stage fright? It is a specific communication-based anxiety resulting in a person experiencing physiological excitement, negative feelings, or certain

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Janek Tuttar

Hi! My name is Janek Tuttar, and I am the founder and author of SpeakAndConquer.com.

I have been teaching and blogging about public speaking since spring 2007. Here, I am sharing the wisdom of how to cope in different public speaking situations.

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