Communication Tips

Speaking Anxiety

April 10, 2023

Research shows 50 to 75% of people experience between moderate to severe anxiety. 

My decades of experience tells me it’s more than that. Most people feel anxious when they are in a high stakes communication situation. 

The way this shows up for most people is they talk to fast. 

Is that you?

Most people talk too fast when they’re nervous. 

If this is you, here are three steps to take to help….

  1. Make sure your pace is appropriate and you are pausing between thoughts. 
  2. Talk about your audience’s needs before you talk about yourself – Not sure what I mean by this?? I’ll dive into it on a future post. 
  3. Nail your intro. Practice the first minute of your presentation the most. Spend your time here when you are practicing. 


I'm Tricia Majors

A communications coach who believes anyone is capable of being a strong, dynamic, and natural presenter.

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