122. How To Be More Confident and Calm in Your Communication: Managing the "ABC’s" of Communication Anxiety

Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

Jan 2 2024 • 15 mins

Research-backed techniques on how to beat nervousness in the moment.

In this episode, Matt uses clips from experts from previous TFTS episodes to provide you with several communication anxiety management techniques to help you feel more comfortable and confident when you communicate. And as a guide to help us learn these techniques, he introduces the ABCs of anxiety management.

(00:00) Intro: the ABC's of anxiety management

(02:23) Christian Wheeler: Get comfortable being uncomfortable

(03:38) Kelly McGonigal: Anxiety is a sign you care

(04:50) Andrew Huberman: Using breath to help quell anxiety

(06:51) Jeffrey Pfeffer: Warming up right before a communication challenge

(08:22) Alia Crum: Understanding that stress can be good for us

(10:12) Alison Wood Brooks: Reframing our mindset

(12:01) Anxiety Management Plan: Matt shares instructions on how to make your own “AMP” so you can communicate at your best.

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