The average person ranks the fear of delivery of training higher than the fear of death. The truth is, this fear could be hurting your professional and personal life as well.
You may have been there before. You feel nervous, your palms sweat, your stomach ties itself into knots. You don’t want to do it. You would rather do anything else than talk to someone.
Fear and an anxiety is one main issue for those inexperienced trainers. Research results showed that some novice trainers are having a lack of confidence and feel anxious before and during the delivery of training. The impact of fear and anxiety can be serious. Symptoms can be:
- Physical, like: an increased blood pressure and heart beats, increased sweating tendency, stiffening of neck and upper back muscles and dry mouth,
- Verbal, like forgetting your content or change your voice, and
- Non-verbal, even panic attacks!
The following educational video discusses how to deal with fear and anxiety as a trainer.
Also check the following infographic to get a quick recap on how professional trainers should deal with fear and anxiety.