How to Speak More in Class

Shy to speak in class? Here’s what to do…

I am filming this video outside to show the process of pushing through the fear of speaking up in public. I challenged myself to film in noisy, ‘ugly’ environments which you don’t normally see in my videos. I also film inside in a shopping centre, which made me feel particularly nervous.

The Six Steps to Speak More in Class…

Step One: Choose your position.

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I Can’t breathe: What Your Breathing Says About You

Breathing is the life force flowing through us from birth until death. For most people, breathing takes care of itself without a second thought. However, for people with anxiety related issues, not breathing comfortably is a cause of stress.

My situation with breathing is one of constant awareness of it. It’s like being able to feel every breath in an ultra sensitive way: how deep it is going, how long it lasts, whether there is any block or sensation inside obstructing the […]

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Are You Are Sparky Introvert?

The stereotypical introvert is that bored-sounding one standing in the corner for good reason–the majority of introverts really are like that. The sparky introvert is a different kettle of fish all together. Want to know if you’re a sparky introvert? Count the signs that are true for you…

1. You are a lover of words and language.

2. You’re an eccentric (and proud of it).

3. You’re a cat lover.

4. You’re not one of those bored-sounding […]

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25 Signs of Blocked Speech

When you have speech blocks you are not able to express yourself in words fully and freely. Here are 25 signs of speech blocks…

1. You are not able to laugh with deep belly laughs when something is funny or cry with heavy, heartfelt sobs when you feel sad.

2. You take yourself seriously and care too much about what other people think of you.

3. You are not able to playfully talk to babies or […]

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Facing the Terror, Panic and Crazy Thoughts!

Hiding away from life in the introvert’s cave might seem like something that keeps you safe, but actually it weakens you with each passing day. This is what I have learned from personal experience in 2015.

Something you probably don’t know about me from my videos is that this year I have had breathing problems caused by anxiety. The anxiety was so bad for much of this time that I avoided […]

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When ‘Confused Face’ Attacks!

‘Confused face’ happens when you are trying to speak in a foreign language. You say something and the person to whom you are speaking looks at you in response as if you are an alien from outer space. Being on the receiving end of a confused face attack can be upsetting because it isn’t nice to see a person’s face scrunch up when you say something to them. If you are sensitive to people […]

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What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Meeting Dan from The Aspie World to talk about how Asperger’s affects communication…

Asperger’s/autism is a communication disorder which affects social communication. For people with Asperger’s, communicating may feel confusing or challenging as it is at times difficult for them to express their thoughts in words.

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I want to be alone

My need for alone time (social avoidance)

When I spend time around people in social situation or just around people in general, I absorb the energy of the place and the way people feel in it. This makes me lose my balance and I don’t feel like my normal self. I don’t like feeling this way, which has led me to make choices in my life where I can protect my need for alone time.

Before […]

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Are You Secretly Shy?

Do you ever feel as if you can’t be yourself? You may be secretly shy…

Do you ever feel as if you can’t be yourself? It’s as if no matter how hard you try, the real you just can’t get out.

I’m Jade Joddle The Introvert Specialist and believe me I know what that’s like. For 25 years I felt as if I were trapped inside an egg.

When I lived inside that egg its fair to […]

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Why Am I Emotionally Numb?

Are you not able to feel the full range of emotions? You’re living in the grey zone. I know what it’s like, I’ve been there…

Living in the grey zone is what it means to live your life within a narrow range of emotional experience. You are not able to feel the full range of feelings, good or bad, and the feelings that are felt are muted and less intense.

I spent most of my life […]

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Foreign Language Anxiety

Blocked, frozen and blank when you need to speak a second language? You may have foreign language anxiety…

Foreign language anxiety is when a person feels extremely nervous when speaking a second language. While some nerves are to be expected when learning a new language, people suffering with foreign language anxiety are overwhelmed by strong feelings of unease. Sufferers find that the words they need just won’t come to them in situations where they need to […]

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Jade Joddle – My Kind of Introversion

Being an introvert is not all sunshine and roses for me…

While there are plenty of benefits I experience as an introvert, my particular kind of introversion is linked to problems of self-expression. Not being able to express myself fully in speech was always a source of frustration and pain for me.

I do not believe our personalities are fixed. If an area of my life causes me pain then I apply my focus to that […]

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How to Make People Happy Using Psychology

NLP Anchoring Techniques

According to NLP practitioners we can consciously work to bring about preferred emotional states such as ‘confidence’ in ourselves and others by using a therapeutic tool called anchoring.

Pavlov’s psychological experiments showed that dogs respond physically to external sensory triggers in their environment. In this way an action (bell ringing) and behaviour (salivating) become a pattern of behaviour in the dog. Basic psychology tells us that people react in much the same way to […]

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I hate my voice

What it Really Means to Hate the Sound of your Voice

It’s not unusual to hate the sound of your own voice. Many people don’t even recognise the sound of their own voice played back to them for the first time because it sounds so different to what they hear from inside their own head. This is because the way you hear your own voice is deeper and faster than it sounds to other people. […]

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What Does a Gay Voice Sound Like?

Features and Qualities of Gay Speech

What does it mean for a man to sound gay? When a person sounds gay it is due to a combination of factors that can be observed in the voice. While some of the aspects are physical, the other aspects are speech habits / speech mannerisms. It is possible to sound either more or less gay by increasing/decreasing the following aspects of gay speech in your voice and style […]

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