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Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking - Harvard Business Review

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 Do you get nervous before you have to give a speech? Most of us have experienced this feeling, and a common response is to distance ourselves from the audience by avoiding eye contact.
While this may seem like an effective strategy, it can actually make us more nervous. Why? It turns our anxiety inward, making it more likely we’ll worry about whether people will like us or what will happen if we mess up.
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 The key to calming the amygdala and disarming our panic button, it turns out, is human generosity. So instead of pretending the audience isn’t there, focus on helping them using the three tips above. Showing kindness to others has been shown to activate the vagus nerve, which has the power to calm the fight-or-flight response. The same principle applies in speaking: When you approach speaking with a spirit of generosity, you counteract the sensation of being under attack and you feel less nervous.
fear of public speaking

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Adapted from "To Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking, Stop Thinking About Yourself,"

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