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Chapter Thirteen Notes


Department
Management (MGT)
Course Code
MGTA36H3
Professor
J Howard

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Chapter 13 – Stage Fright
4 Common Fears Speakers Have
1. Fear of Fainting – feel faint
2. Fear of being boring – approach speaking as an audience-centered sport
Provide useful infor mation
Material is interest & have backed it up with facts, f igures & anecdotes to enhance &
illustrate your points
Speak directly to each one of them so there is no reason for t hem to be bored
Enthusiastic about the topic & your voice shows it
3. Fear of your mind going blankpause, look at your notes, try to pick up again where you
left off, move on
4. Fear of being judgedsincere presenter will not be judged harshly
Self-Talk Builds Self-Esteem
Talk to yourself positively, “I’m glad I’m here, I’m glad youre here, I care about you, I
know that I know
Brodys Basics
1. The rag doll: wait 10 seconds, rise up slowly, 5 times
2. Head rolls: 5 times
3. Arm swings: 5 times each
4. Shoulder shrugs: 5 times
5. Yawning
6. Abdominal breathing: 10 times
Brodys Basic Refreshers
Deep Breathing I: take deep breath through your nose, hold breath for 6 seconds, exhale through
mouth for 10
Deep Breathing II: take deep breath & clasp your hands together, hold breath + squeeze palms
together tightly, let go of your hand & breath at the s ame time
Tips for Handling Stage Fright
Stage fright is nor mal, think of it as excitement, not fear
Watch other speakers & learn their techniques
Concentrate on your strengths; compensate for your weaknesses
Practice!
Speak often, help mange stage fr ight
Managing the Physical Symptoms of Stage Fright
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