Glossophobia

Glossophobia = Fear of Public Speaking
from Greek γλῶσσα glōssa, meaning tongue, and φόβος phobos, fear or dread

To our conscious modern minds “It’s a speech.” To the rest of our brains, built up to code with the law of the jungle, when we perceive the consequences of blowing a speech, it’s time to run for our lives or fight to the death. This isn’t all in our head. The body sensations are the result of a natural hormonal full body reaction by an autonomous nervous system on auto-pilot. 

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If I hadn’t done that (course on public speaking) my whole life would’ve been different. Warren Buffett

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1- MinuteTwitter—Version
Investigating, Analyzing, and Managing the Fear of Public Speaking (aka Glossophobia)

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5- MinuteExecutive Summary—Version
Investigating, Analyzing, and Managing the Fear of Public Speaking (aka Glossophobia)

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The Science Of Stage Fright + How To Overcome It” This TED ED video is a must-see for those (i.e. all of us) who have concerns or issues associated with the fear of public speaking.

This isn’t all in our head. The body sensations are the result of a natural hormonal full body reaction by an autonomous nervous system on auto-pilot.

To our conscious modern minds “It’s a speech.” To the rest of our brains, built up to code with the law of the jungle, when we perceive the consequences of blowing a speech, it’s time to run for our lives or fight to the death.

Click here for a gift pdf version of Necessary Bridges RNK Chapter 7. It covers this topic.


Turn Anxiety Into Excitement

Don’t say or think “I am anxious.” Reappraise and relabel to “I am excited.”

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TEDx. Why do we fear Public Speaking. Dave Guin (~162K Views)

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TEDx. The surprising secret to speaking with confidence. Caroline Goyder (~5M Views)

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TEDx. A dialogue to kill the fear of public speaking. Animesh Gupta (~1.3M Views)

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