What do confident people say to themselves before giving a speech?

This study assumes people are able to remember and recognise their own past self-talk, which some readers may question. Of course, it's also just as likely that anxiety triggers particular categories of self-talk, as it is that the wrong kind of self-talk fuels anxiety. Nonetheless, the researchers said their insights could help inform interventions aimed at helping people overcome fear of public speaking."As we know that high public-speaking-anxiety individuals engage in higher levels of self-critical and social-assessing self-talk than low anxiety individuals," Shi's team concluded, "instructors can intervene in the early phases of the speech preparation process by helping these students to attend to, recognise, and adjust the frequency and nature of their self-talk."_________________________________ Shi, X., Brinthaupt, T., &McCree, M. (2015). The relationship of self-talk frequency to communication apprehension and public speaking anxiety Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 125-129 DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.11.023 --further reading--Self-motivation: How "You can do it!" beats "I can do it!"What are elite cricket batsmen saying when they talk to themselves?The science of how we talk to ourselves in our headsPost written by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.
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