Scientists offer advice on what to do to fight the stage fright.
Regardless of whether you're on a stage singing a song, in an office giving a presentation, public speaking, taking a test, running a football or fighting a tiger, your fight or flight system operates in the exact same way. So what can you do about it?
More loss-averse participants had lower striatal activity (and thus performed worse) when playing for large potential wins
I'd like to share five strategies to help you use fear in a productive way, get calm and grounded, and make a powerful impression when you're speaking to an audience during workshop, seminar, retreat, or live event.
Nervous before a big interview? Or a major exam or speech? Well, whatever you do, don’t calm down. Because new research finds
Sweaty palms. Dry mouth. A throbbing heart. At some point, most of us have experienced these awful symptoms of stage fright. And we've all heard that deep-breathing and other techniques for calming down are best for reining in these symptoms.
In this experiment, those who read "get excited" scored 8 percent higher on average than those in the other groups. "It’s
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The key to staying calm is not getting nervous about feeling nervous. Finding a balance between controlling as much as you can, while recognizing there will be some things you can't control, is key to not letting your nerves interfere.
When we are stuck in safety, we confuse the fatigue of simultaneously trying for and resisting our goals with the energy and effort that would otherwise be going powerfully toward achieving them.
What's bugging our still handsome hunk is pure and simple middle-aged angst about losing his edge. Chalk up one more boomer whose investment is yielding diminishing returns. The man is slipping.
People aren't on the sidelines judging our lives with the clipboard and whistle, and we shouldn't be either.
Culture & Arts
Performance anxiety is an elephant-in-the-room-sized issue for everyone who spends time on any kind of a stage. Yet only a fundamental shift in how performance anxiety is perceived will allow you to overcome and indeed transcend it.
I was 12 years old, and there was no way one could "get out of" the eighth grade at the Francis W. Parker School of Chicago without memorizing and reciting the poem. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan: or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment," to be precise.
Studies show that when people are allowed to make mistakes, they are significantly less likely to actually make them! Let me explain.
I tried to think of ways to reduce my anxiety about giving a presentation, short of that old chestnut about calming yourself by imagining everyone in the audience in their underwear. Here are five ways to get ready for a presentation.