2. SPEAKING PUBLICLY
Glossophobia is a term you are probably not familiar with. It is the fear of public speaking, which most people have experienced at some point in their life. Public speaking can trigger a stress response in the body, and the majority of the population have felt the cortisol rushing through their bloodstream when they approach the podium of a crowded room. “When people are judging you, and how you perform, you are almost guaranteed to have a stress reaction. Judgmentalism is a mainstay of most public speaking conditions; people are afraid of being evaluated and looking like a fool,” reports Psychology Today.
WHERE TO LEARN:
Toastmasters is a community organization that gathers people together who want to improve their public speaking skills, and gain confidence. Their website offers help for everyone- from beginners who are terrified to take that first step, to experts who are looking for the latest tips and tricks of the industry. There is no charge to access their website, which gives useful advice and strategies for such public speaking events as delivering eulogies, accepting awards, preparing speeches, and lots more.