Are the above images making you feel nervous? Sweaty palms, dry mouth, legs shaking? If so, you are not alone. Studies show that the two greatest fears are public speaking and death, many fear the former more than the latter. Consider that body language makes up 55% of communication, followed by the tone of voice 38%, and just 7% the actual spoken word: without the body language and voice skills, your audience may not notice your ground-breaking presentation.
In today’s working world, the ability to speak to a group is an essential skill, and it is a skill that you can master.
For performers, public speaking is part of our daily lives, from performing on stage or screen and leading workshops to auditions and castings; it is what we do. Over the years, I have given speeches at public meetings and national conferences, so I understand the fear and skill of public speaking both as an actor and as someone who has done it.
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 Albert Mehrabian‘s research Decoding of Inconsistent Communications/Inference of Attitudes from Nonverbal Communication in Two Channels published 1967