Understanding and Managing Speaker Anxiety Final


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Understanding and Managing Speaker Anxiety Final

  1. 1. Managerial Communication<br />Understand and Managing Speaker Anxiety<br />Submitted to Dr. AsadullahLarik<br />IQBAL<br />Reg # 9952<br />MBA(M)<br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />1. Anxiety<br />2. Understanding Speaker Anxiety<br />3. Managing Speaker Anxiety<br />
  3. 3. Anxiety<br />“A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an upcoming event or something with an uncertain outcome”.<br />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.<br />
  4. 4. Speaker Anxiety<br />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.<br />“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”.<br />
  5. 5. Symptoms of Speaker Anxiety<br />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. <br /><ul><li>Increased heart rate.
  6. 6. Increased Blood pressure.
  7. 7. Body temperature rise.
  8. 8. Some people say their mouths feel dry.
  9. 9. Voice trembling.
  10. 10. Sweaty palms.
  11. 11. Shortage of breath.
  12. 12. Anxiety and fear.
  13. 13. Shaking hands or legs
  14. 14. And many more which vary from person to person.</li></li></ul><li>Types of Fear<br />Fear of speaking in public has been very common. However, this is not a universal fear. These fears take one of five forms:<br />Career terror <br />Perfectionism <br />Panic <br />Avoidance <br />Trauma<br />
  15. 15. The Three-Stage Process<br />There is a three-stage process that a performer goes through when under the influence of stage fright:<br />You make a prediction that there is something threatening or dangerous in the performance situation that can lead to failure.<br />You experience anxiety as a result of your fear-provoking thoughts.<br />You use the anxiety and discomfort you feel as evidence confirming the accuracy of your original prediction.<br />
  16. 16. Managing Speaking Anxiety<br />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:<br />Before you Talk/Speak<br />Beginning your Speech<br />During your Speech<br />After you are Done<br />
  17. 17. Before you Talk/Speak<br />Think about your audience.<br />Research your subject/topic.<br />Write down your presentation.<br />Rehearse your speech.<br />Tape yourself.<br />Coach yourself.<br />Prepare yourself completely.<br />Use Physical Relaxation.<br />Dress-up yourself properly.<br />Do not use any drugs.<br />Find a safe position if your hands or legs are shaking.<br />Get enough rest before your presentation.<br />
  18. 18. Beginning your Speech<br />Gain supporters even before your presentation.<br />Present yourself.<br />Use a powerful opener.<br />
  19. 19. During your Speech<br />Speak clearly.<br />Use rhythm and drama.<br />Breath in and out.<br />Look at people.<br />Move around.<br />Make your point.<br />Use a powerful end.<br />Have fun.<br />
  20. 20. 4. After you are Done<br />Leave Room for questions.<br />Reward yourself.<br />Later on.<br />Gain experience<br />
  21. 21. Questions ?<br />
  22. 22. Thank You !<br />