Bodie, G. (2010). A Racing Heart, Rattling Knees, and Ruminative Thoughts: Defining, Explaining, and Treating Public Speaking Anxiety, Communication Education, 59(1), 70-105.
Bodie's research study provides a pretty thorough review of public speaking anxiety. You can access the article by going to the MSU library web page and entering your MSU ID and password: Click Here
This entertaining Ted-Ed video explains public speaking anxiety (stage fright) from an evolutionary standpoint. (4:07)
Mikael Cho, creator of the Ted-Ed video posted above, provides more information about public speaking anxiety and how preparation can significantly reduce it. To read, click here.
In this video, ABC News explains why people experience public speaking anxiety and identifies several Hollywood celebrities who suffer with it, including director Michael Bay, and actors Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart. Click here to watch.
Joe Kowan, a comedian/singer, explains his own battle with stage fright and shares what worked for him.