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?
“We found that the way we framed an incentive -- as a potential gain or loss -- had a profound effect on participants’ behavior
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.
The same thing happened when participants read a note that said “try to get excited” before solving some tough math problems
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.
But maybe that familiar advice is all wrong. "Anxiety is a negative valence emotion with high arousal, excitement is a positive
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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.