Reducing Tension Before Speeches


Reducing Tension. Your body naturally becomes tense when you get ready to give a speech. This tension can cause you to speak too quickly, make you fidgety, or otherwise behave unnaturally. At one point, some people surveyed said that they would rather die than give a speech! This fear of public speaking is common. Fortunately, there are easy exercises you can do to reduce the tension that comes with "stage fright."

Here are some easy-to-do exercises to reduce tension:

Hand squeeze

Arm and shoulder stretch

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Reducing Speech Tension