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From the Ted Talk by Mikael Cho: The science of stage fright (and how to overcome it)

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Since stage fright is natural and inevitable, focus on what you can control. pactcrie a lot, starting long before in an environment similar to the real prmfeocarne. Practicing any task increases your familiarity and reduces aintexy, so when it's time to speak in public, you're confident in yourself and the task at hand. Steve Jobs rehearsed his epic spceeehs for hundreds of huors, starting weeks in ancdave. If you know what you're saying, you'll feed off the crowd's energy instead of letting your hypothalamus convince your body it's about to be lucnh for a pack of predators.

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Since stage fright is natural and inevitable, focus on what you can control. ________ a lot, starting long before in an environment similar to the real ___________. Practicing any task increases your familiarity and reduces _______, so when it's time to speak in public, you're confident in yourself and the task at hand. Steve Jobs rehearsed his epic ________ for hundreds of _____, starting weeks in _______. If you know what you're saying, you'll feed off the crowd's energy instead of letting your hypothalamus convince your body it's about to be _____ for a pack of predators.

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  4. anxiety
  5. speeches
  6. performance
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Since stage fright is natural and inevitable, focus on what you can control. Practice a lot, starting long before in an environment similar to the real performance. Practicing any task increases your familiarity and reduces anxiety, so when it's time to speak in public, you're confident in yourself and the task at hand. Steve Jobs rehearsed his epic speeches for hundreds of hours, starting weeks in advance. If you know what you're saying, you'll feed off the crowd's energy instead of letting your hypothalamus convince your body it's about to be lunch for a pack of predators.

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