Social Anxiety During Public Speaking

Learn the secrets of public speaking from the best reviewed speaking coach in NYC.

✔️ Practice in a safe environment
✔️ Small group (max 6 people)
✔️ Lunch included
✔️ Certificate of participation
✔️ After-class-email with tips and tricks
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And a follow-up to this class: the level 2 experience!

Social Anxiety

Overcoming social anxiety
One of the public speaking classes in NYC. All photos.

Social anxiety (also known as “social phobia”) is measured by the United States epidemiological studies as the third largest psychological disorder in the country. It is about 7% of the population that suffers from social anxiety, that is about 23 million people.

What is Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety are afraid of judgment or disapproval by other people. Usually this disorder begins to develop before adulthood and social anxiety can have a big impact on someone’s daily functioning. People with this disorder do tend to be very self-conscious. They feel it when they start blushing, feeling their heart rate speed up. This will make them feel embarrassed or awkward.

Overcoming public speaking anxiety

Overcoming social anxiety
One of the public speaking classes in NYC. All photos.

Joining a public speaking class can be very helpful to learn how to overcome social anxiety. Public speaking coach Herman Otten makes sure there is a safe space to practice your skills and to grow your confidence. To overcome anxiety it is helpful to learn from the other participants how they perceive you.

In addition to the support of the group, Herman gives you the tools to deal with your social anxiety. He teaches you how to become less self-conscious and how your interpretation of other people’s behavior may not be true. He gives you the chance to learn how to look at the people in a different way that you are used to. This will make it easier to deal with your social anxiety in the future.

About Herman Otten

The public speaking class is taught by Herman Otten. He graduated as an actor from the Utrecht School of the Arts. Herman then went on to direct and act on Dutch television. Now Herman is widely known for helping people overcome their fear of public speaking. Herman’s life goal is to help people as quickly and effectively as possible. He has been doing this for many years with great success. More about Herman.

Personal attention

We work in a small group. This ensures that everyone gets enough personal attention to overcome social anxiety.

Practical information

Time: full day from 11am to 6pm.
We have two 10 minutes coffee breaks and a 1 hour lunch break.
Location: In the heart of Manhattan at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
Lunch: We have a great lunch together at a nearby restaurant. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Price: 497 USD per person (a great lunch, water, cookies are included). Payment is possible via PayPal and credit card.
NOTE: WE DON’T DO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING! If you can’t make it, you may give or sell your spot to someone else.

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