Kelly McGonigal’s How To Make Stress Your Friend

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Jane McGonigal’s twin sister graced the TED stage!  I’m sure Kelly hates being known as Jane McGonigal’s twin, but it’s such a great identifier…  TED also provided a great bio: “Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal is a leader in the growing field of “science-help.” Through books, articles, courses and workshops, McGonigal works to help us understand and implement the latest scientific findings in psychology, neuroscience and medicine” (Source).  Kelly’s TED Talk reminds me a lot of Amy Cuddy’s studies, and I really enjoyed it.  Check it out below:

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I love her point at around 5:30, and this is something I actually teach my public speaking students:

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If we can view physical responses of stress as positive and as preparing us for the challenge ahead, we can cope with our public speaking anxiety, our stress, and manage it more effectively.

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How do you cope with your public speaking anxiety, stress, and  fear?

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