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Public speaking can be a challenging experience, especially for people with social anxiety. However, there are several strategies that can help manage social anxiety in public speaking. First, it is essential to prepare well in advance, including practicing the speech and becoming familiar with the setting and audience. This can help build confidence and reduce anxiety. Second, deep breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation, can help reduce physical symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heartbeat and sweating. Third, positive self-talk and visualization techniques can help shift negative thoughts and emotions to more positive ones, promoting a sense of calm and confidence. Finally, seeking support from a therapist or a support group can provide additional coping strategies and emotional support. By utilizing these strategies and taking small steps to confront public speaking anxiety, individuals can overcome their fear and build their confidence in speaking in public.
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