Writing a Powerful Speech Introduction

Writing a Powerful Speech Introduction

“Please help me welcome . . .”  In most public speaking situations, the coordinators will ask you to provide your own written speech introduction for them to read (hopefully with some energy and enthusiasm). That’s why at Toastmasters we ask speakers...
Is Propanolol a Cure for Stage Fright?

Is Propanolol a Cure for Stage Fright?

A reader of my Stage Fright Cure Free Report has this question: Is Propanolol a cure for stage fright? (To order the Free Report, click the button over to the right.)  “Your article was very helpful. I have a question: Do you think the beta blockers that alot of...
People Don’t Fear Public Speaking More Than Death!

People Don’t Fear Public Speaking More Than Death!

You know how you’re always hearing that people are more afraid of public speaking than death? It’s all over the place. Jerry Seinfeld unwittingly popularized the idea when he joked: “This means to the average person, if you have to be at a funeral,...
Performance Simulator Helps Musicians Stage Fright.

Performance Simulator Helps Musicians Stage Fright.

This is so cool!  Here’s the situation. “Musicians stage fright” is a very real thing, as many musicians know. Too often, music students (even working performers) don’t get the chance to get comfortable being seen or heard by a live audience...
Does It Take Years to Conquer Stage Fright?

Does It Take Years to Conquer Stage Fright?

The singer and actress, Bette Midler, who has been performing for over 40 years, revealed recently that it has taken her almost that long to conquer stage fright, but she finally has. Bette Midler?! But she’s so fabulous! How can she have any stage fright to...