Shaky hands, racing heart, sweaty brow – it’s a horrible feeling, and one that many of us feel we are suffering alone. But, a fear of public speaking – also known as glossophobia – is actually incredibly common. According to PSYCOM, it is believed to affect up to 75% of the population, ranging anywhere from butterflies in the stomach to full-on panic. Here are 5 of the best podcasts you can use to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.
Top 5 podcasts
- Managing fear, nerves and anxiety when public speaking
A podcast full of personal experience from international speaker, coach and podcast host, Christina Canters. Listen for some tried and tested techniques for managing your nerves, including ways to change your mindset as well as practical tips.
- Overcoming your fear of public speaking
Public speaking coach Carrie Swift talks about how she went from a public speaking novice to an expert, and gives you the strategies you need to do the same.
- Presentation fear vs anxiety
Scott Schwertly shares his interesting take on the difference between presentation fear and presentation anxiety, which might help you to better understand and manage your nerves.
- How to start a presentation strong
When it comes to getting over your nerves, there is nothing more important than the first minute or so of your speech. This podcast discusses how having a strong start that has an impact means you’re likely to successfully breeze through to the end.
- Speak & present with total confidence using these tactics
Matt Abrahams talks about how an embarrassing moment during a presentation as a teenager didn’t stop him from going on to become a confident speaker.
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