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This presentation gives an understanding of Speaker anxiety or stage freight, and includes some tips and steps and methods to reduce this anxiety problem.

This presentation gives an understanding of Speaker anxiety or stage freight, and includes some tips and steps and methods to reduce this anxiety problem.

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    • Managerial Communication
      Understand and Managing Speaker Anxiety
      Submitted to Dr. AsadullahLarik
      IQBAL
      Reg # 9952
      MBA(M)
    • Table of Contents
      1. Anxiety
      2. Understanding Speaker Anxiety
      3. Managing Speaker Anxiety
    • Anxiety
      “A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an upcoming event or something with an uncertain outcome”.
      Anxiety is a common problem suffered by many people. Everyone with anxiety has slightly different symptoms. Some people, for example, cannot write in public because they fear people are watching and their hand will shake. Others have anxiety about eating or drinking in the presence of other people.
    • Speaker Anxiety
      Speaker anxiety is when you feel nervous, fear, uncomfortable while speaking in front of someone or a group of people like a class, a mob, an event etc. Speaking before audient is rated as the most fearful thing in traditional ranking.
      “When you predict that something bad is going to happen to you as you perform. Along with this thought is a second prediction that you will be unable to do anything about it”.
    • Symptoms of Speaker Anxiety
      People feel anxiety in different ways depending on the level of fear being experienced by the speaker. All symptoms are internal, none are visible to the audience.
      • Increased heart rate.
      • Increased Blood pressure.
      • Body temperature rise.
      • Some people say their mouths feel dry.
      • Voice trembling.
      • Sweaty palms.
      • Shortage of breath.
      • Anxiety and fear.
      • Shaking hands or legs
      • And many more which vary from person to person.
    • Types of Fear
      Fear of speaking in public has been very common. However, this is not a universal fear. These fears take one of five forms:
      Career terror
      Perfectionism
      Panic
      Avoidance
      Trauma
    • The Three-Stage Process
      There is a three-stage process that a performer goes through when under the influence of stage fright:
      You make a prediction that there is something threatening or dangerous in the performance situation that can lead to failure.
      You experience anxiety as a result of your fear-provoking thoughts.
      You use the anxiety and discomfort you feel as evidence confirming the accuracy of your original prediction.
    • Managing Speaking Anxiety
      Most of the students that suffer from speakers anxiety feel that it is almost impossible to get rid of. However, there is hope. Most of the experienced speakers know today what they did not know then, which is how to fight and overcome this type of anxiety. These speakers have learned how to transform fear into confidence and self-control. These Steps are:
      Before you Talk/Speak
      Beginning your Speech
      During your Speech
      After you are Done
    • Before you Talk/Speak
      Think about your audience.
      Research your subject/topic.
      Write down your presentation.
      Rehearse your speech.
      Tape yourself.
      Coach yourself.
      Prepare yourself completely.
      Use Physical Relaxation.
      Dress-up yourself properly.
      Do not use any drugs.
      Find a safe position if your hands or legs are shaking.
      Get enough rest before your presentation.
    • Beginning your Speech
      Gain supporters even before your presentation.
      Present yourself.
      Use a powerful opener.
    • During your Speech
      Speak clearly.
      Use rhythm and drama.
      Breath in and out.
      Look at people.
      Move around.
      Make your point.
      Use a powerful end.
      Have fun.
    • 4. After you are Done
      Leave Room for questions.
      Reward yourself.
      Later on.
      Gain experience
    • Questions ?
    • Thank You !