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Public Speaking: Understanding the Stage Fright Monster.
Stage fright is the #1 fear over and above the fear of dying. This video pu...
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Stage fright is the #1 fear over and above the fear of dying. This video puts it into place and gives the viewer a valuable lesson on public speaking.
Iím Joni Wilson, and we are going to tackle the stage fright monster. But first, letís just call it what it is. Youíre not afraid of the stage, youíre afraid of your own performance and humiliating yourself in front of your peers, right? So itís called performance anxiety, and the symptoms are dry mouth, shaky hands and voice, shortness of breath, cold sweats, and nausea. There is something that you can do to lessen the stress. Just face that monster head-on. Get out there and speak or sing. The more confident you are in your presentation, the less anxious youíre going to feel about your performance. So join your local toastmasters club. Sing karaoke. The more you do it, the easier it gets, honest. And as for symptom number one, dry mouth, when your voice feels as dry as the Mojave Desert, just smile. With your lips closed, gently bite the tip of your tongue. Your saliva glands will think youíre going to eat, and flood your mouth with that wonderful voice-saving moisture. Try it, it works! For more information, go to virtualvoicecoach.com.