Fear of Public Speaking and Ending The Dread
Do you have a terror of public speaking? Does just the thought of public speaking fill you with dread?
The fear of public speaking can leave you anxious about possibly being asked to speak in front of others, whether that is speaking on a conference call, delivering a presentation or making a speech. In fact, fear of public speaking is often considered to be the most common fear out there.
And whilst you may be comfortable talking one on one or to a few people, once the numbers increase, so does the panic and worry.
You may have become an expert at getting out of public speaking, yet the threat of it looms large and sooner or later those excuses for getting out of it start to run out. Or maybe you’ve been forcing yourself through that draining anxiety, just wishing you could find a way to calmly and confidently speak, without it taking over your life beforehand.
So if you struggle with public speaking anxiety, what can you do about it to turn it into a more pleasant, even enjoyable, experience?
Struggling with anxiety?
Have you been struggling with anxiety? Recent research suggests that anxiety levels remain high as we all cope to deal with the modern pace, pressures and demands of life.
Research also suggests that, whilst anxiety can strike anyone, women are twice as likely to have anxiety as men.
In light of this, I recently appeared in the Daily Mail Online giving my top five tips on how you can break free from anxiety. Check them out in the article below.
What causes anxiety? If you are currently struggling with anxiety then two of the major things running through your mind may be what caused the anxiety and why you are anxious.
And all that uncertainty as to where it came from and why you have anxiety can lead you to feeling even more anxious. Especially because often there is no one thing that you can point to and say ‘that thing caused my anxiety.’
Instead of chasing the answer to what causes anxiety, the key to overcoming it is most often centered around discovering how it keeps itself going and how to change that pattern.