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Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

Spring 2022

According to research, the fear of speaking in public is the #1 fear of all fears. Over 41% of people worldwide have fear or anxiety dealing with speaking in front of groups. It is perfectly normal if you experience accelerated heart rate, sweaty palms, blank mind or even find it difficulty in breathing before going on stage.

In this interactive talk, Dr Lucia Yeung, Senior Lecturer at Auckland university of technology in New Zealand introduced the Big 5 Personality Model for students to know more about themselves and its perceptions & beliefs that led to stage fright. Some practical tips on reducing stage fright and overcoming anxiety in public speaking also shared for students to get well prepared for their presentations.