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
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
Public speaking is like any other area of our lives that comes with the word-of-mouth “wisdom” and ever-changing myths. Myths that are served to us as absolute truths. Those spreading them also believe that they are true. But is public speaking really more feared than death? It depends. On the one hand, the results of the studies seem to suggest
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
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
There’s an FAQ section in every area, and public speaking is no exception. I’m often asked how to make a speech or what making a speech is like. Obviously, making a good speech depends on the general background (audience, attitude, room, etc.). So, how to make a speech? Making a good speech depends on the general background of the situation
Public speaking is an activity that may see things wrong. Let’s recall Murphy’s Law: „Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.“ Some time ago, I made a related poll on my website, the results of which I’ll present both in the present and the following post. This post will highlight 33 main presentation skills you should know and use in
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
Stage fright is a headache for many. A panic button goes off in your brain as soon as you get to know that you have to do public speaking. So, how to overcome stage fright? 7 effective and proven tips you should use are: Acknowledge that stage fear is a very common phenomenon Remember that the audience wouldn’t understand you’re
Public speaking is just like any other area that has its gurus. However, public speaking is also an area in which many fear to fail. So, what are these public speaking tips you should know? With little effort and sufficient training you should be able to use these great public speaking tips described below: Approach your presentation differently from how
Story #1: A few years ago, in July, one student organisation invited me to do public speaking training. Speech preparation means many things, but, first off, calling the organiser and discussing things, which I did. The organiser promised that the room was perfectly suitable for 20 people, that the video projector and the screen were also there. A dream come
The fear of public speaking is one of the most common fears in people, so let us have a look at how to overcome the fear of public speaking. So, how to overcome the fear of public speaking? There are some less commonly used methods we will take a look in this article: Changing your thought patterns Using beta blockers
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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