You are standing on the stage in front of the huge hall full of people, and all of them are looking at you attentively and without a single blink. You take a deep breath and make an attempt to speak but no sound emerges from your throat. Your face becomes red and sweaty, your hands shake, the silence gets deeper every moment, the audience starts laughing…And then you wake up. If this nightmare haunts you not only in dreams but in real life as well, you are one of those who suffer from stage fear or performance anxiety.
The point is, this fear and the feeling of panic can present a big difficulty for you and sometimes even deprive you of the chance to reach success in personal and business sphere. You should work hard to overcome this fear in order to prevent it from ruining your life. There are some useful and simple techniques which will help you to develop the immunity to the performance anxiety.
One of the reasons of stage fright is that you concentrate entirely on yourself and your emotions. Try to use different approach – constantly remind yourself that you are here only to present a piece of information and the audience is not interested in your personality, just in the message you have to share. Concentrate on the material, make yourself interested in it.