Why do you stress before public speaking? Have you ever asked yourself this question?
If you are not besties with stress yet, you can start working on establishing a long-term friendship with stage fright by asking yourself these questions and answering them honestly.
Working on stress is rather a marathon, not a sprint. Familiarizing yourself with relaxation techniques, methods of dealing with stress, and understanding the reason behind stress will be complementary to this framework and will help you to tackle stress in a more complex way.
1. Why do i stress before public speaking?
2. What scares me most about speaking in front of an audience?
3. What does stress take away from me?
4. What does stress protect me from?
5. What benefits do I have thanks to stress?
6. What can I do to decrease my stress level?
If you embrace stage fright as a natural response to excitement, it can shift your mindset and allow you to make use of its energy to enhance your public speaking rather than hinder it. Also, deep breathing and mindfulness techniques serve as powerful tools to manage stage fright because they help you stay present and focused on your delivery rather than succumbing to anxiety. Remember that rehearsing and step-by-step exposing yourself to various presentations and audiences can desensitize the fear associated with stage fright, building resilience and confidence over time.
Hi. Welcome to my blog 🙂 I’m a psychologist and public speaking trainer. In 2021 I was chosen as one of the top 11 public-speaking coaches worldwide 2021, according to the Coach Foundation ranking. I work as a TEDx coach and Head of Speakers at TEDxZurich. I also help, among others, lawyers, vocalists, actors, lecturers and business people in preparation for their speeches in front of hundreds of people in the audience, as well as in conducting small meetings or presentations. For many years I worked on controlling the stage fright that kept me awake at night. I was singing and dancing in a Cuban musical. I have always wondered how to manage the internal critic, not to worry about the opinion of others, and how to build a real sense of confidence on stage. Now I know the answer.
Recently, I have given countless interviews, which made me aware of the importance of confidence in front of the camera. Having been involved in music since the age of 10, I know how stressful it can be to present to a wider audience. By combining my business and music experience, I can guide you through the process of changing direction towards your dreams. Based on my vast stage experience, I have gained the ability to provide adequate tools and methods of coaching that will support your development.