My favorite part of meetings is when they ask everyone to go around the room and introduce themselves.
I hate that part.
In fact, there was a time when that would make me break out into a cold sweat. My nervous system would kick into overdrive and all I’d want to do is either slide unnoticed under the table or walk straight out of the room to never return again. I had horrible public speaking anxiety.
Public speaking was definitely not my thing. Do you feel the same way?
While I still don’t love public speaking, I’ve been doing a lot more of it over the past few years.
And here are 3 things I’ve learned:
1️⃣ It does get easier – and less nerve-wracking – with time
2️⃣ It’s a skill that anyone can learn…as long as you’re willing to try
3️⃣ Most people genuinely want to hear what you have to say
In this YouTube episode, I’m sharing my personal experiences with public speaking anxiety and what has been helping me overcome it.
‣ My personal experiences with public speaking anxiety (like what happened in grade 3 and a semi-embarrassing moment in NYC last year)
‣ Why you can – and should – overcome public speaking anxiety even if you’re terrified
‣ My 7 tips for public speaking
Whatever your relationship is with public speaking, remember this: you have a voice that needs to be heard.
Wishing you well,
Dr. Bhopal & The Pacific Integrative Psychiatry Team
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