Presenting in English
In today’s show I’ll touch on the point I made in the last episode about anxiety and then talk about my soon-to-be experience presenting in front of a small audience. We’ll learn to present in English. I’ll share a good introduction phrase you could use when you’re presenting, too! We’ll also have a Repeat After Me segment at the end of the show. Enjoy ;)
Transcript Snapshot (Presenting in English)
You’re listening to English Made Simple, this is episode number 2-3-5, number two-hundred and thirty-five, numero doscientos treinta y cinco.
Welcome back everybody, welcome back to the show. You’ve come to the right place if you wanted to improve your English in listening and speaking. This podcast will help you become fluent in English, one short conversation at a time.
Guys, so this is episode number 235. And my name is Milena and I am the host of the English Made Simple show, you can find me at englishmadesimple.net, englishmadesimple (punto) net.
I hope you guys are doing well.
In today’s show I’ll touch on the point I made in the last episode about anxiety and then talk about my soon-to-be experience presenting in front of a small audience. (Presenting in English!) We’ll also have a Repeat After Me segment at the end of the show. Let’s begin!
So last week I kind of went deep and talked about the topic of Anxiety.
In episode 234 I talked about feeling anxious or embarrassed when speaking in English.
It’s quite normal to feel anxious when you’re speaking in another language, if you’re not fluent.
Here are some of the symptoms you might feel for about 5 seconds or less when you’re trying to speak in English with someone.
The symptoms can be emotional or physical ok?
Some emotional symptoms are: mind racing – it gets hard to think, difficulty concentrating, worrying excessively about the past, present and future, feeling powerless, difficulty remembering things and so on.
Oh wow this sounds like my day yesterday. (ha ha)
OK let’s move on to the next thing.
Physical symptoms are: dry mouth, breathing rapidly – shortness of breath, dizziness like a vertigo, blushing, tense muscles, difficulty sleeping and so on.
Now, I am no expert in this field, I’m just saying from my experience… everyone will experience this at some stage in their lives. It’s normal.
For someone who’s speaking in a language that’s not their native tongue, we might only experience a couple of these symptoms.
I, for example, tend to blush, my cheeks would become red, or I’d have increased heart rate and generally feel tense all over.
If you experience these symptoms every day then it might be a good idea to speak to someone, a professional, a doctor.
Today’s episode is not going to be about feeling anxious, it’s more about public speaking.
By the way, it’s human nature to avoid situations that make us feel anxious.
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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers.
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