#178: Stage Fright: A Psychologist’s Perspective - Kristen Hamling, Ph.D.

April 01, 2021Categories: Communication, Public Speaking, Stage Fright, Personal Development

The Toastmasters Podcast with Bo Bennett, Ryan Levesque, and Greg Gazin
The Toastmasters Podcast is like a radio talkshow featuring interviews with Toastmasters usually featured in the Toastmaster magazine. But unlike a radio show, a podcast is on the Internet, and available, for free, to anyone in the world with an Internet connection, and a connected device capable of playing audio.

[29:45] Today's episode features Kristen Hamling, Ph.D., a trauma and positive psychologist from Whanganui, New Zealand. An experience Toastmaster and presenter, during an online presentation last year, Kristen found herself seized by performance anxiety. On this episode, she vulnerably shares the experience with Greg and Ryan, and explores the psychological dimensions of stage fright, and more importantly, the tools for managing it effectively.

Kristen is the founder of Wellbeing Aotearoa, which focuses on trauma-informed well-being practices. A facilitator, coach, and researcher, she has also served in the Australian Army Reserve. 

See her article, "Scared of Public Speaking?" in the April 2021 issue of the Toastmaster


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