“There are two types of speakers: Those who get nervous and those who are liars.”
– Mark Twain
Your heart begins to race and your palms begin to sweat like crazy as you stand before a group of people. Before you even mutter your first word you feel as though you are going to pass out. Felt this before? Me too! Public speaking (glossophobia) can be the absolute worst for most people. In fact it’s a common phobia. I myself end up in a full-fledged panic attack before I’m even in front of people. It doesn’t even matter if I’m going to be in front of 2 or 10 people I still react the same way. So how do we deal with it? How do we ease our racing heart and sweaty palms?
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Believe it or not there are people out there that love public speaking. In fact, those particular people thrive on the adrenaline that takes place in their bodies from it. The others that want to dig a hole and hide for a while (like me) need to find some tips and tricks in order to deal with it. The video above gives some of those tips and tricks when dealing with giving a public speech. One tip that is offered in this particular video is to practice, practice, practice. For some that may be enough, but for others they need more.
Lastly, a little humor from Jerry Seinfeld – “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than delivering the eulogy.”
Cheers and good luck in your next speech!