Dealing with Stage Fright
Do you panic when you think about getting in front of a bunch of people? Whether it's a speech at a professional meeting, a wedding toast, or a sports competition, sweaty palms and shaky knees are commonplace, many people experience mild performance anxiety. Sometimes, however, such phobia may be part of a larger issue like social anxiety disorder, which can include the symptoms of dry mouth, nausea, stuttering, tachycardia, tics, and tremors. Here are a few practical tips for overcoming the anxiety associated with stage fright.