This “psychomotor disorder” (as some psychologists like to call it) afflicts more people in the world than malaria and worries more people than poverty!
Without the ability to express yourself, you could lose your entire worth. So how do you get over stage fright?
Overcoming Stage Fright
Cold feet, excessive sweating, a pounding heart, upset stomach as if you were being pulled into it and nervous breakdown are all commonly observed symptoms of stage fright. Every such person (which is 3 out of 4 persons in this world) wish they could be as flamboyant, with a bold demeanour and confidence as their friends, colleagues or relatives who are so articulate in their expressions even in front of a crowd. Some pessimists think that there is absolutely no need to even try how to get over a stage fright.
The biggest fact you need to understand is that even the most excellent orator, or that person whom you desire to speak like, is also nervous, maybe as nervous as yourself. This may sound a bit ironic, but if you happen to talk to a willing person who is well-versed with public speaking techniques, he will reveal that most of the time, even he is scared. So, how can you deal with your own fears?
 Focus on The Task at Hand
For, example if you are about to deliver a presentation in front of your boss and some top-level people, it is human and completely normal to be nervous. However, if you are determined to make the presentation a success (by thinking about what you stand to gain if everything goes well) such that every word that you speak comes right from the bottom of your heart, there is no scope for social anxiety to rein the thought process in your mind.
 Pay Attention to Your Breathing
 Draw Up Beautiful Images
If it is a debate, imagine yourself so fluent and articulate that the audience virtually clapped all through your speech. Or, imagine that the audience delivers a resounding applause after you make one of the strong points you have in your speech. Remember, the point here is to paint such a beautiful mental picture that you forget your fears!
 Be Honest With Your Preparation & Work
The ability to deliver a nice speech or a rousing performance like a play, dance or some trick in front of people is one of the most satisfying feelings on earth. It can have the most positive implications on your personal and professional life.
Social acceptability, and your share of fame, is the most prized appreciation for many celebrities and socialites. Therefore, a little effort with a lot of will-power will make you a star in your own way.
Prashant Magar contributed to this article