When it comes to public speaking some of us are 100% comfortable on stage. Others of us are completely freaked-out by the prospect of having to speak to a public audience. I fall into the 100% comfortable category, but I've presented with people who are close to the freak-out category. I've always told those people to "fake confidence" until they are confident. So why do people get stage fright and what can be done about it? This TED-Ed lesson has the answers.
Applications for Education
Understanding why something happens and accepting it are the first steps to changing it. This TED-Ed lesson could be a great little lesson to share with students in the weeks before they give presentations in your classroom.