If you go online and Google the phrase “stage fright” you will be bombarded with millions…yes, MILLIONS of hits. Don’t believe me? Try it out…I’ll wait.
If you look closely the majority of these results are focused on one thing…How to conquer your fear of public speaking. Rarely do you see an article on the underlying causes of stage fright. That’s why I decided to write this blog post. In order to truly conquer something, you need to fully understand it.
It’s obvious…or is it?
Ask someone why they are afraid of public speaking and most likely they will respond it’s “my nerves” but in reality, there is more to it than that.
The fear of public speaking stems from one main point and that is anxiety. According to Dr. Ehmann “Anxiety is a result of a belief that there exists some sort of threat”, this threat can consist of something emotional or physical.
Now anxiety can be a tricky thing. I find it hard to believe that anyone would be worried about a physical threat while they are up on stage giving a speech. The problem lies in the brain not being able to differentiate between a real threat and a made up one.
Emotional anxiety can feel like a physical pain to some. I can vouch for that statement. I have personally suffered from panic attacks for quite some time now and can tell you they can feel very physical! What starts off as being “just in your head” (as so many like to say) can easily manifest into something physical.
I’m not even talking about a full blown panic attack where you feel like your heart is literally jumping out of your chest….no I’m talking about normal fearful physical reactions to going up on stage such as sweaty palms, dry mouth, speedy heart race, upset stomachs and in some cases even loss of bowel movements.
Now, of course, that anxiety can come from any number of places. The fact that someone feels like they are unable to perform well in a given situation can derive from their childhood for all we know. In order to really understand the problem we need to look deep into ourselves and try to solve the riddle of “where did the fear all start”.
Techniques that’ll help you develop that confidence….
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