‘Speak the Speech, I pray you’. Overcoming nerves and the language of rhetoric. Context. ACKNOWLEGE: For most public speaking will be challenging NORMALISE:
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Our brains are funny organs -- they can’t tell the difference between an imagined activity and a real one. Elite athletes use this form of visualization to improve athletic performance. As you practice your speech (remember 10, 20 or even 30 times!) imagine yourself wowing the audience with your amazing oratorical skills. Over time, what you imagine will be translated into what you are capable of. Not sure whether this would really work? Well, let’s consider the opposite. If you imagine giving a horrible speech and having terrible anxiety -- what do you think is going to happen? The cycle of anxiety is as much a self-fulfilling prophecy as it is a reaction to an event. Learn to visualize success and your body will follow suit