Stage fright and what to do

United States, 1949

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Episode of Series “Speech”.
Analyzes the causes of stage fright and shows how an inexperienced public speaker can overcome it in the following ways: Realise that someone in the audience is interested your experiences; prepare the speech, using examples, stories, reasons and conclusions; practise the presentation of the speech; speak directly to friendly members of the audience; ignore small mistakes; concentrate on what is to be said, not on how it is presented.


production company

Centron Production






Black and White

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Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Fear

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public speaking

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Fear


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Public speaking

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Speech

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fear

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Speech

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Public speaking

Short films

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