Do you hate public speaking?
If your answer is yes, then you are not the only one. Public speaking has consistently ranked as one of the most uncomfortable things someone can do.
But a new study might just have the solution for you, and help you deal with your fear of public speaking.
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According to the study, run by Stockholm University in Sweden, practising in front of a virtual crowd can significantly reduce your stress and anxiety levels.
The study had 50 volunteers use a VR headset to simulate giving a speech in various scenarios, namely a hall, an office meeting, and a wedding. After three hours of practice, the participants reported feeling a lot more confident and far less anxious.
Technology to the rescue 🙂
So the next time you have a speech coming up, try practising using a VR headset. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, doing it in front of a mirror should help too.
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