Building Confidence. Chapter 2. I. Understanding Stage Fright. A. Fear - A biological process by which animals, including humans, secure the necessary energy to do a job that really matters- one that might potentially result in physical and/or psychological injury.
A. Fear - A biological process by which animals, including humans, secure the necessary energy to do a job that really matters- one that might potentially result in physical and/or psychological injury.
B. Phobia - A persistent, irrational fear.
C. Performance Anxiety - Extreme fear of audiences.
1. An upset stomach
2. A flushed face
4. A fast heartbeat
5. Shortness of breath
6. Excessive perspiration
7. Wobbly legs
A. Perception refers to how we see things.
1.Audience Perception - Audiences are often unaware of a speaker’s nervousness.
2.Speech Perception - Try to visualize speaking as an opportunity to share something valuable- the message-with the audience.
3. Self Perception - It is very difficult for some people to accept who they are.
A. Recognize your own individual worth and like who you are.
B. Don’t fear being human.
C. Self-esteem is often the result of a discovery process.
A. Content - Have something worthwhile to say.
B. Organization - Have some type of an outline that’s easy for both you and your audience to follow.
C. Notes - Jot down your ideas in a brief, directed (preferably outlined) form.
E. Impression - Getting off to a good start is essential in building confidence. (Impression also refers to the way you are dressed and groomed.)
F. Dedication - Practice. Practice. Practice.
H. Newness - Apply some originality.
I. Conviction - Believe in what you say.
J. Enthusiasm - Get fired up!!!!!