If you are depressed, feel suicidal, have exam anxiety or have a question related to mental health, you can contact Vandrevala Foundation on their 24x7 helpline number. You can talk to the experts in English, Hindi and Gujarati.18602662345 18002333330
What is Social anxiety or Public fear? Fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety which ranges from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Many individuals with this fear avoid public speaking situations altogether, or they suffer through them with sha.....
What is Social anxiety or Public fear?
Fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety which ranges from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Many individuals with this fear avoid public speaking situations altogether, or they suffer through them with shaking hands and a quavering voice. But with preparation and persistence, one can overcome this fear.
Nervousness or anxiety in certain situations is normal, and public speaking is no exception. Known as performance anxiety, other examples include stage fright, test anxiety and writer's block. But people with severe performance anxiety that includes significant anxiety in other social situations may have social anxiety disorder. If you can't overcome your fear with practice alone, consider seeking professional help.
How you can control your Public fear:
1. Know your Topic well. The better you understand your topic the fewer mistakes you will make.
2. Get organized in terms of planning out the information you want to present, including any props, audio or visual aids. If possible, visit the place where you'll be speaking and review available equipment before your presentation.
3. Practice your complete presentation several times. Consider making a video of your presentation so you can watch it and see opportunities for improvement.
4. Do some deep breathing before you get to the podium and during your speech. 5. Focus on your material and not on your audience. People mainly pay attention to new information — not how it's presented.
6. Don’t fear a moment of silence. Even if it's longer, it's likely your audience won't mind a pause to consider what you've been saying. Just take a few slow, deep breaths.
7. Recognize your success by giving yourself a pat on the back after finishing your presentation or speech. Everyone makes mistakes. Look at any mistakes you made as an opportunity to improve your skills.
If you have a story to share, Email it to us HERE.
If you have a query, Email it to us HERE.
You can also chat with the counsellor by clicking on Teentalk Expert Chat.
Get updates on latest articles, advice from experts and lots more. Don’t worry, we won't share your info with anyone