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What Causes Glossophobia?

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Amber Raddant

on 1 April 2014

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Transcript of What Causes Glossophobia?

What Causes Glossophobia?
Traumatic Life events
Low self esteem
Expectation of failure

What is Glossophobia?

Glossophobia is the abnormal fear of speaking in public or trying to speak

Key ways to control glossophobia:
1. Don't show it
2. Stand still
3. Do not speak too fast
How is Glossophobia related to psychology?
Something you might not have know......
Celebrity and professional golfer Tiger Woods had a stuttering problem, which caused him to fear public speaking.
How did he overcome this?
Like anyone with a speech impediment, he did all he could to fix his fear. Some things he did was visualize himself in a positive place, always stayed positive, practice, practice practice, and even talked to his dog until he fell asleep.
How many people are effected?

75% of people have the fear glossophobia. Most people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of dieing.
Psychology is related to mental behaviors. Having a fear in something is definitely mental. You think to yourself, this is scary, but in reality you have the ability to totally get rid of the fear and think nothing of it anymore.
How does this effect the daily life of someone suffering from this phobia?
The feeling of uncontrollable anxiety
The feeling that you must do everything possible to avoid public speaking
The inability to function normally because of your anxiety
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