Stage fright: Are there more than two types of public speakers?Let go of stage fright with professional help in Berlin
There are only two types of speakers in the world.
1. The nervous
Is that true or are there more than two types of speakers?
Are you nervous? I’m nervous sometimes. Even the most experienced speaker still gets nervous from time to time. Let’s face it – a bit adrenalin in front of a huge crowd is part of the business. It is like a good coffee in the morning.
You can learn to give a good speech despite the stampede of horses in your stomach and your knocking knees. Accept the nervousness as a natural part of caring about your audience. And as a result you feel more in charge and regain control.
My recommendation to help you deal with those presentation jitters – be prepared and know especially your introduction. By the time your introduction is over, the adrenaline subsides and your nerves will calm down more and more.
What if it doesn’t get better?
If it isn’t stage fright but public speaking anxiety, a kind of phobia, ask for professional help. it usually won’t go away by itself. Not even the best tips how to deal with stage fright help with a public speaking anxiety that needs special attention. By the way: I have the experience and official allowance to work as a therapist in that field.