Q. How to overcome my speech problem?

Answered by
Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 07, 2016 and last reviewed on: Apr 17, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am 45 years old. Normally my speech is good, but when I am doing a television show, serials or in films my speech is blocked. I cannot throw proper dialogs as per the script. My ear gets clogged due to some breathing problems. I am feeling panic to see that many more people watch me and concentrate on me. So, it is my great fall in my profession. My weight is 70 kg and height is 5'4". Please help me.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • From your description, it seems that you have speech problem due to anxiety.
  • It is good that you do not face this problem in personal conversation. But, as an artist it is essential for you to perform in front of others.
  • You should practice your dialogues in front of people you are comfortable with and then you can increase the number of audience likewise.
  • If during play or speech you feel anxious, then try to fix two spots in the audience itself.
  • Either you have to actually look at them or else you could just avoid them and act along with your co-actor.

For further information consult a speech therapist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/speech-therapist

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