A Magic Pill Won’t Cure Stage Fright

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Wouldn’t it be great if you take a magic pill to cure stage fright? You can. If you’re a doctor. I media coached a doctor several years ago who experienced extreme stage fright before TV interviews or before a presentation. He told me he prescribed himself the beta-block propranolol. It’s called a beta blocker because it blocks the flow of adrenaline in your system. Research Findings Researchers at the University of Amsterdam published findings last year that propranolol reduced anxiety in a … Continue reading

Stop Trying To Avoid Stage Fright!

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Performers who know the most about stage fright stop trying to avoid stage fright. A popular music group spends hours on stage every night—sometimes several days a week, several weeks a month. It adds up to hundreds of hours over the course of a year, thousands of hours over the course of a few years. And still many of them get stage fright. Kelly Zutrau, the lead singer of Wet said in an interview with Fuse that she doesn’t try … Continue reading

How to Get Your Presentations off to a Smoother Start

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You have probably found yourself in the awkward moment where you have begun your presentation but it feels like your stuck before you ever really get moving. So you hem and haw, talk about what you’re going to talk about, maybe even make a bad joke, and the whole time you can feel your presentation just sitting there like a parked. It has potential, but first you have to get it moving. In this video I’ll show you two common stumbling blocks that you … Continue reading

Why Every Professional Man Should Keep a Blue Blazer Handy

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You almost always have a presentation on your schedule well ahead of time, but media interviews don’t always come with enough time to schedule. And sometimes you do need to fill-in last minute for someone in your organization who couldn’t make the presentation. That’s why every professional man should keep a blue blazer handy at the office. It’s the most versatile jacket because you can use it to dress up or down depending on the situation and the media outlet. … Continue reading