U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

i have trouble speaking in front of people, what can i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Hoanswered
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Practice : Practice before speaking to a group, use cue cards to remind yourself what you want to say, and practice speaking in front of a small group then gradually imcrease the number of audience. The more times you speak in front of people, the more you will find yourself become more comfortable. You can always start with a group of people you know who will make you feel less nervous and judged.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A member asked:

I've been feeling more tired and have some difficulty speaking. When should I see the doctor?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Difficulty speaking: The most common cause of "difficulty speaking" is shortness of breath. This is usually a sign of serious illness including pneumonia, blood clot to lung, heart attack, asthma, heart failure, or other severe allergic reaction. You should see a doctor promptly for shortness of breath. Fatigue is a separate problem. Most people can cope with it if it is short-term; after 2 months, see a doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Could I have a speech problem develop overnite?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Unusual: Anything is possible but this is quite unusual. Depending on the kind of problem, sudden changes tend to point to either a catastrophic brain event (e.g. Stroke, infection) or psychological (e.g. Anxiety).
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can someone with a speech problem hear themselves speaking strangely?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Depends on type: Some people may not be aware that they have a speech problem, e.g. Lisp. Stutterers/stammerers are aware of it. Some stroke victims are very aware of garbled speech. Others are fluent, make no sense, and are completely unaware. Sometimes the speech problem is associated with hearing issues.
A 47-year-old member asked:

I have trouble speaking in front of people in conference. What can I do to get better?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Extremely common: This is very normal, takes practice as you get less stressed over subsequent episodes. If severe, consider a mental health specialist for other techniques.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What would cause trouble speaking at 90?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Stroke, dementia, et: Sudden change?-think stroke, or mass lesion in brain, acute infection, inflammation, dehydration, elctrolyte abnormalities more chronic in development think dementia, parkinson's disease or other neurologic disorder, or electrolyte abnormalities. Depression or other psychiatric disorders can do so as well. Uncommonly other causes as well.

Related questions

A 47-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 29-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 53-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 51-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 7, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.