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How does being shy affect the fear of public speaking?

How does being shy affect the fear of public speaking?

The Shyness factor Zimbardo:

The Root of Speech Anxiety is Shyness.

Philip G. Zimbardo, the well-known cognitive psychologist, has devoted decades to the study of the “shyness factor” as it affects people of different ages, backgrounds, businesses, and cultures. He found that shyness figures in everyone’s life. Most people admitted to him that when under pressure they experience symptoms of anxiety: the jitters, sweaty palms, knocking knees, facial flushes, watery eyes, leathery tongue, dry mouth, wild heartbeats, shortness of breath, memory lapses, mental confusions, high anxiety levels…to limit the list to one dozen symptoms of chronic shyness. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

How to handle things that go wrong in your presentation

How to handle things that go wrong in your presentation

“Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.”
-Murphy’s Law

When you speak before an audience you will encounter the ravages of Murphy’s Law. It is not a matter of “if” things go wrong, it is only a matter of “when” they will go wrong. You can’t predict when that will happen. Murphy is always lurking in the room just waiting to attack. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

How to stop your voice from shaking during public speaking?

How to stop your voice from shaking during public speaking?

First consider that no one is as familiar with your voice as you are. The first time you heard your recorded voice you were probably surprised. You might even have said, “That’s not me.” Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

How can I stop myself from getting embarrassed when public speaking? My face gets all hot and red.

Flushed face when speakingHow can I stop myself from getting embarrassed when public speaking? My face gets all hot and red.

Your face would get hot and red because blood flows rapidly to your face. That happens after there has been a restriction in blood flow. This means that anxiety has slowed blood flow to your face. Once the peak fear has passed blood flow returns to normal. That produces the flushing of your face. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

How can I get over my fear of public speaking?

Fear of public speaking

How can I get over my fear of public speaking?

First, understand that this is a common and normal fear. I have instructed high school and university students how to be better public speakers. I have trained thousands of professionals, managers and technicians. I have also coached corporate executives and entrepreneurs. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com