In simple words, glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. Glossophobia is common and is very well present in people spanning from all age groups.

In fact, some experts estimate that as much as 77% of the population has some level of anxiety regarding public speaking.

 Most people with glossophobia do not exhibit symptoms of other types of social phobia, such as fear of meeting new people or fear of performing tasks in front of others. Many people with glossophobia are able to dance or sing on stage, provided they do not have to talk. Glossophobia makes you want to avoid situations where you have to interact with people.

Glossophobia is a serious concern. Most of the different jobs require different forms of public speaking be it having to do a presentation to your client and participating in meetings. If you are not able to control this fear, you can be hit hard with severe consequences like the development of depression, desire of isolation and less interaction and even losing your job as well. In short, if you happen to suffer from this then you must seek help to reduce it. This can even lead up to depression and suicide.

Physical symptoms of glossophobia may include:

(1) Sweating

(2) Increased heart rate

(3) Dry mouth

(4) Difficulty in breathing

(5) Nausea

(6) Headache

(7) muscle tension

(8) need to urinate

There is no need for you to go to any hospital to get this reduced. Glossophobia isn’t a brain tumor or a kidney stone that would require you to remove it by visiting the hospital. One of the treatment for this complication is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in which you would replace your fear by engaging in positive talk. Engaging in meditation also helps and has also been proven otherwise to reduce the anxiety that is pulling you down in social interaction. To perform the activity of meditation you can find videos that help you and guide you during the process or you could join a yoga institution. Once your anxiety levels decrease and are in your control you must practice it. Maybe joining few public speaking related interaction clubs will be beneficial to you.

While many people have some degree of fear of public speaking, glossophobia can be life-limiting. The success rate for treatment is extremely high.