Stress Won't Help Your Public Speaking

 

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Sometimes, planning for something like a public speaking event can seem daunting. We grow anxious at the idea of being in front of crowds and struggle to muster up the confidence to deliver a motivated, skillful speech. But allowing yourself to become overly stressed is not only harmful for the short term and will affect your ability to speak in public, but it can also lead to other health issues.

As we grow older, stress affects our bodies in numerous ways. While public speaking can be challenging, it should not be damaging to our health. We should always pay attention to our bodies when we notice any of the following symptoms, such as:

         Headaches or migraines

         Hair loss

         Skin issues, such as rashes, hives, or acne

         High blood pressure

         High blood sugar

         Digestive issues

         Trouble sleeping or fatigue

If you recognize these symptoms stemming from preparation for an upcoming speech, you should first find ways to relax and unwind before you plan to get in front of an audience. Knowing the effects stress has on health, we first should take care of our nerves before we can gain the confidence needed for an effective delivery.