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    So when you begin to speak do you breathe air in or exhale? I ask this because I suffer from anxiety during public speaking and for some reason I always get out of breath and have to stop...which turns into a panic attack
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    I breathe in before speaking, and out while I am speaking.

    When I am public speaking I get breathless. Partly due to fast speaking and not breathing properly and party anxiety. Speaking slowly and making sure you take adequate pauses to breathe really helped me.
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    I breathe in before speaking, and out while I am speaking.

    When I am public speaking I get breathless. Partly due to fast speaking and not breathing properly and party anxiety. Speaking slowly and making sure you take adequate pauses to breathe really helped me.
    When you get breathless during public speaking, how do you 'recover' yourself? Because if you feel breathless like I do when PS, words cant come out of my mouth.

    Also this is such as stupid question but how do you make sure your breathing out whilst speaking?

    I sound so stupid I know for asking about something which should come naturally, but when im public speaking I dont think of nothing else but my breathing because of bad experience before hand.
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    I used to make sure I breathed in all the way before speaking. It feels daft and I only did it until I felt more comfortable.

    I also found that having what I was going to say written in front of me allowed me to focus more on my breathing than on speaking. Write in *pause* so that you have to give yourself time to breathe.


    With a few years of practice I've got on top of it just about.
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    I used to make sure I breathed in all the way before speaking. It feels daft and I only did it until I felt more comfortable.

    I also found that having what I was going to say written in front of me allowed me to focus more on my breathing than on speaking. Write in *pause* so that you have to give yourself time to breathe.


    With a few years of practice I've got on top of it just about.
    I want to have out what I need to say infront of me but I dont want to look like im just reading things out
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    (Original post by AmyPorter)
    I want to have out what I need to say infront of me but I dont want to look like im just reading things out
    You can practice and learn it so you know what to say with just a few bullet points i front of you. That's what I do now. But first you need to learn to get through it!
 
 
 
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