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public speaking and stage fright

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Betty Zhang

on 5 November 2014

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Transcript of public speaking and stage fright

Glossophobia -
the fear of public speaking
synonyms - speech anxiety, stage fright
1. Fear of public speaking (Glossophobia)
2. Fear of death (Necrophobia)
3. Fear of spiders (Arachnophobia)
4. Fear of darkness (Achluophobia)
5. Fear of heights (Acrophobia)
6. Fear of people or social situations (Sociophobia)
7. Fear of flying (Aerophobia)
8. Fear of open spaces (Agoraphobia)
9. Fear of thunder and lightning (Brontophobia)
10. Fear of confined spaces (Claustrophobia)

Top Ten Global Fears:
List of jobs that require public speaking:
- politician
- professor
- teacher
- prosecutor/ lawyer
- sales representative
- reporter (tv/radio)
- news anchor
- preacher
- sports announcer
- motivational speaker
- actor/actress
- singer
- and many more... (most jobs require public speaking at some point)
Public Speaking
share new/important information


change the way people think or act
Entertain -

provide amusement or enjoyment.
Understand your topic well
Choose a good topic
In front of a mirror
Record yourself practicing
Friends and family
Stay positive
Public Speaking and Stage Fright
Breathing technique
Square Breathing
Breathe in
Breathe out
4 seconds
4 seconds
4 seconds
4 seconds
bonus tip
know your topic well
practice, practice, and practice!
stay positive
try breathing techniques
"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path."
―Morpheus (The Matrix)
filler words
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