How to deal with the fear of public speaking?
Yes, the biggest challenge for every presenter is how to overcome the fear of public speaking and to present in front of the audience. In this blog post we will learn:
- Why we have a fear of public speaking?
- What is the Amygdala?
- What is a function of the Amygdala?
- Are there any other reasons for fear of public speaking?
- What should we do?
Why we scared of public speaking?
The most important reason for fear or anxiety stems from the Amygdala
Amygdala is a little part of our brain that links events to emotions. Based on the function of the amygdala, if you had a bad experience in speaking to a group of people in the past for example in your childhood, what amygdala would do is to connect the emotion created by the failure in the past to every single confrontation of you with a group of people.
Are there any other reasons for fear of public speaking?
The main reason is about the functionality of the amygdala, but there are few reasons for fear of public speaking:
What should we do?
So what should we do to change the association between past bad experiences and new confrontation situations?
The solution is to recreate the past bad experience in your mind but this time as a successful experience.
If you recreate this image in your mind, you’ll trick your brain and next time your brain will think the past experience was good.
So do it right now.
In the next post, I’ll tell you how can you recreate the memories
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