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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No Freaking Speaking: Managing Public Speaking Anxiety: Matt Abrahams

This clip defines the sources of public speaking anxiety and identifies specific, academically validated, anxiety management techniques to help presenters become more confident. Learn more at NoFreakingSpeaking.com


How to stay calm under pressure. TedEd

Modify the age old saying
from:
Practice makes perfect“,
to
Practice, under pressure, with focus, and with that glorious end goal in sight, makes Perfect“.

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

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Why We Choke Under PressureAnd How to Avoid It

TED MED Talk. Sian Leah Beilock

When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock reveals what happens in your brain and body when you choke in stressful situations, sharing psychological tools that can help you perform at your best when it matters most.

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TEDx. The surprising secret to speaking with confidence. Caroline Goyder (>6.35M Views)

Caroline Goyder shares a story of moving from stage-paralysis to expressive self. Accompanied by an unusual prop, she encourages us to use our voice as an instrument and really find the confidence within.

Three insightful points:

  1. Think of your voice as an instrument. A combination of strings (vocal cords) & air. Practice optimizing this instrument. Simplest way to exercise this instrument is to sing. Singing = Practicing = Exercising.
  2. The person with the most inner confidence—with the most power—is the person with the most relaxed breathing patterns. The person most able to be still and relaxed has the most inner confidence. The diaphragm is the king of confidence—the center of expression. Confidence resides in “Diaphragmatic Breathing”. The skill is to breathe low and slow.
  3. The big takeaway: In-breath is thought and emotion. Out-breath is expression. In Latin, inspiration and respiration have the same roots. Breath is thought. Controlling emotion and thought (confidence, for example) during in-breath, leads to an experience and expression of confidence on out-breath.

It is a superb talk. Hope you find it as valuable and enjoyable as I did.

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Harvard Business Review (HBR) Article:
5 Ways to Project Confidence in Front of an Audience
by Carmine Gallo

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Harvard Business Review (HBR) Article:
How to Pump Yourself Up Before a Presentation (or Calm Yourself Down)
by Nancy Duartre

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

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