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Suffering From Stage Fright When Speaking in Public?

Care of The British Psychological Society, Dr. Christian Jarrett offers professional insight into the anxiety you feel when speaking in public, and how it has a lot to do with your audience. Read my key summaries of his piece below.



  • Your anxiousness fluctuates instinctively in tune with your audience; if they seem to be involved and listening, you’ll be more inclined to be relaxed
  • People with high social anxiety will seek out negative audience members subconsciously and so will worry more as a result during their speech
  • If this is you, practice seeking out actively engaged and positive audience members to stop fueling your fear; mentally train yourself out of anxiety

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