Public speaking anxiety, also known as glossophobia, is one of the most commonly reported social fears. 1 While some people may feel nervous about giving a speech or presentation, if you have social anxiety disorder (SAD), public speaking anxiety may take over your life.
Fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety. It can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Many people 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, you can overcome your fear.
- 1 How do I stop public speaking anxiety?
- 2 What causes you to be anxious about public speaking?
- 3 What are signs of speech anxiety?
- 4 How do I stop being nervous?
- 5 What are the 4 phases of speech anxiety symptoms?
- 6 What is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?
- 7 What is the Glossophobia?
- 8 What are the physical symptoms of fear of public speaking?
- 9 How do I relax before public speaking?
- 10 What is the 3 3 3 rule for anxiety?
- 11 How can I reduce anxiety immediately?
- 12 What’s the 333 rule?
How do I stop public speaking anxiety?
These steps may help:
- Know your topic.
- Get organized.
- Practice, and then practice some more.
- Challenge specific worries.
- Visualize your success.
- Do some deep breathing.
- Focus on your material, not on your audience.
- Don’t fear a moment of silence.
What causes you to be anxious about public speaking?
The fear often arises when people overestimate the stakes of communicating their ideas in front of others, viewing the speaking event as a potential threat to their credibility, image, and chance to reach an audience.
What are signs of speech anxiety?
Speech anxiety can range from a slight feeling of “nerves” to a nearly incapacitating fear. Some of the most common symptoms of speech anxiety are: shaking, sweating, butterflies in the stomach, dry mouth, rapid heartbeat, and squeaky voice.
How do I stop being nervous?
What you can do to overcome nervousness
- Don’t be afraid of nervousness. In an uncomfortable situation, remind yourself that nervousness is normal, and it can even be helpful.
- Be prepared.
- Get into a positive headspace.
- Talk to someone.
- Try a relaxation technique.
What are the 4 phases of speech anxiety symptoms?
McCroskey argues there are four types of communication apprehension: anxiety related to trait, context, audience, and situation (McCroskey, 2001). If you understand these different types of apprehension, you can gain insight into the varied communication factors that contribute to speaking anxiety.
What is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia. The American Psychiatric Association doesn’t officially recognize this phobia.
What is the Glossophobia?
Glossophobia isn’t a dangerous disease or chronic condition. It’s the medical term for the fear of public speaking. And it affects as many as four out of 10 Americans. For those affected, speaking in front of a group can trigger feelings of discomfort and anxiety.
What are the physical symptoms of fear of public speaking?
This response is characterized by increased blood pressure, elevated heart rate, sweating, stiffening of muscles, nausea, and dry mouth. Many of these symptoms coincide with those of a panic attack, as individuals may exhibit a feeling of panic when having to speak in public.
How do I relax before public speaking?
15 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation
- Practice. Naturally, you’ll want to rehearse your presentation multiple times.
- Transform Nervous Energy Into Enthusiasm.
- Attend Other Speeches.
- Arrive Early.
- Adjust to Your Surroundings.
- Meet and Greet.
- Use Positive Visualization.
- Take Deep Breaths.
What is the 3 3 3 rule for anxiety?
Follow the 3-3-3 rule Start by looking around you and naming three things you can see. Then listen. What three sounds do you hear? Next, move three parts of your body, such as your fingers, toes, or clench and release your shoulders.
How can I reduce anxiety immediately?
How to calm down quickly
- Breathe. One of the best things you can do when you start to feel that familiar panicky feeling is to breathe.
- Name what you’re feeling.
- Try the 5-4-3-2-1 coping technique.
- Try the “File It” mind exercise.
- Think about something funny.
- Distract yourself.
- Take a cold shower (or an ice plunge)
What’s the 333 rule?
You can survive three minutes without breathable air (unconsciousness) generally with protection, or in icy water. You can survive three hours in a harsh environment (extreme heat or cold). You can survive three days without drinkable water. You can survive three weeks without food.