What is stage fright?

By Sigal Avitan
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Glossophobia - This is how the fear of standing on stage and in front of an audience is defined and it is the most common anxiety in the world. More than fear of heights, terror attack, flight or anxiety about death in and of itself.

 Communication is known to be the backbone of modern society and without communication skills, the ability to advance in the world of work and in life itself will be almost impossible. Speaking in front of an audience, standing on a stage outside your conference rooms and publishing articles are the most important means of communication for any person who wants to advance his goals and for any organization. If this is so obvious, why do not everyone stand on stages and give speeches? Why do we see over and over again the same executives who are repeatedly invited to speak at glittering conferences and launches? This is because most people suffer from a phenomenon called, glossophobia.

Glossophobia - This is how the fear of standing on stage and in front of an audience is defined and it is the most common anxiety in the world. More than fear of heights, terror attack, flight or anxiety about death in and of itself. 

How do you cope? First of all get ready. Study, go to coaches, read books, watch lectures, be serious and get ready. Two and this is perhaps the most important section in dealing with anxiety of any kind, I learned about myself. I learned that when I'm scared, I'm probably out of my comfort zone and when I'm out of my comfort zone, I'm probably doing something new and doing something new is exciting… much more exciting than pleasing the environment. So lose it all because of the fear of criticism? is not that a loss?

Isn't it a shame to waste energy asking for permission from the environment? Gather feedback from everyone possible. After all, in most cases we do not really want feedback, what we really want is approval. We are so afraid of public humiliation, so we ask for an insurance certificate. We are so preoccupied with how what we do, wear, say, choose, look from the outside, that we lose what we really want. And you know what's funny? It all happens when on the other side there are people who are crying out for innovation and courage. 

 

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