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Stage Fright

  1. 1. “The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” - George Jessel S
  2. 2. Feeling of fear, panic, anxiety and Definitions of performance anxiety nervousness that he or she must perform in also known as stage fright and public front of an audience, or speak to an speaking fear. unknown individual or group of people.
  3. 3. Find out how we feel and behave when facing on stage fright. Define the term stage fright and state its causes. Explain how to control stage fright to help you become an effective speaker. Understand the importance of humor and body movements in gaining confidence for speaking.
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  5. 5. 1) a concern that she or he will not be able to perform well in front of that particular audience. 2) A belief that the performance will be received in a negative fashion, which will be seen as some sort of threat to the performer.
  6. 6. The relationship b e t w e e n t h e Performance Quality Expectation and the threat of negative consequences relating, and how they relate to stage fright can be shown by the following diagram : The magnitude of stage fright increases when the amount on both axes increases.
  7. 7. We manage to get TOTAL of 50 Professional / Top Management Middle Management RESPONDENCES Private Sector Government Sector Executive 25 25 (M) (F) Down-line / Front-line Clerical / Non-Clerical Junior Blue Collar / Laborer / Part-time Student TO BE CONTINUED…
  8. 8. in these they ho are W es? ategori c
  9. 9. Survey done mostly to people who in the range of 31 to 45 years old.
  10. 10. Types of Respondents According to Profession 30 No. of Respondent 25 20 15 10 5 0 No. of Respondences Professional / Top mgmt Middle Mgmt Executive Non-Executive / Clerical Non-Clerical 1 9 28 11 1
  11. 11. +ve OR -ve Weak  voice   Shortness  of  breath   Awkward  pauses   Preference  to  look  up-­‐down   Rapid  heartbeats   Playing  with  pen/hanky,  etc   Poor  eye-­‐contact  with  the  audience   Too  many  movements   Trembling  hands   Feeling  cold/warm   Unable  to  think  clearly   Dryness  of  mouth  and  throat   No  facial  expression/pale   Shame/flushed   Hi-­‐speed  presenta=on   Dizziness   Awkward  feeling   Excessive  perspira=on   Nervousness   Shaking/uneven  voice   Overconfidence   Low  level  of  confidence   ForgeKulness   Sudden  shock   Sta=onary   Unconsious  act/speak  disorderly   Temporary  mental  blackout/faith   VomiNng   Unstable  emo=ons/smile  unnaturally   Sudden/frequent  nature-­‐call  
  12. 12. any of the respondents have rates themselves as a beginner presenter even though most of them have quite a long working Long working experience does not guarantee experience and consisted of the executives. the ability of a person facing stage fright.
  13. 13. A – Beginner Presenter (25 respondents) Beginner Presenter Most Intense Behaviour Too many movements Trembling hands Hi-speed presentation Nervousness Forgetfulness Beginner Presenter Most Non-Intense Behaviour Dizziness Overconfidence Temporary mental blackout/faith Vomitting Sudden/frequent nature-call
  14. 14. B – Intermediate Presenter (19 respondents) Intermediate Presenter Most Intense Behaviour Awkward pauses Preference to look up-down Rapid heartbeats Feeling cold/ Unable to think Nervousness warm clearly Intermediate Presenter Most Non-Intense Behaviour Dizziness Stationary Temporary mental blackout/faith Vomitting Unstable emotions/smile unnaturally
  15. 15. C – Experienced Presenter (6 respondents) Experienced Presenter Most Intense Behaviour Shortness of breath Awkward pauses Rapid heartbeats Dryness of mouth and throat Hi-speed presentation Experienced Presenter Most Non-Intense Behaviour Vomitting Unstable emotions/smile unnaturally Sudden/frequent nature-call
  16. 16. Similarities between the 3 types of presenter for “Most Intense Behaviours” are as follows :The Most Intense Behaviours Among The 50 Respondents Feeling cold/warm Awkward pauses Unable to think clearly Preference to look up-down Rapid heartbeats Nervousness 0 5 Nervousness Series1 Rapid heartbeats 20 18 10 Preference to look up-down 16 15 20 Unable to think Awkward pauses clearly 15 14 25 Feeling cold/ warm 13
  17. 17. Similarities between the 3 types of presenter for “Most Non-Intense Behaviours” are as follows :The Most Non-Intense Behaviours Among The 50 Respondents Unstable emotions/smile unnaturally Vomitting Temporary mental blackout/faith Dizziness 0 Dizziness Series1 25 5 10 Temporary mental blackout/faith 32 15 20 25 Vomitting 41 30 35 40 45 Unstable emotions/smile unnaturally 19
  18. 18. Take Medications Visualization Technique Distract Yourself Take Herbal Therapy Support Groups Master the Material Do Cognitive Therapy Walk the Space Become the Character TO BE CONTINUED…
  19. 19. Talk to Yourself Get to the venue early in the day Prayer or Meditation Acknowledge Your Fears Practices and practices Understand the Audience Exercise Use Humor Relax & Smile! TO BE CONTINUED…
  20. 20. See The Crowd As Only One Person Give yourself a stop-time for your anxiety Focus on your most powerful Experience Concentrate Only On what Your Doing or Saying COMPLETED…
  21. 21. According to our survey, we 've found that gender, working experience and age is not necessarily the main determinant of a measure to a presenter capabilities. Actually, stage fright isn't the most accurate term for the nervousness that occurs when considering a speaking engagement. In fact, most of the fear occurs before you step on-stage. Stage fright may come and go or diminish, but it usually does not vanish permanently.  

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