How to overcome stage fright

Christa Avampato
1 min readMay 31, 2024

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Can I tell you a secret? Hosting events makes me so nervous. I’m forever worried no one will be there, or that people won’t enjoy the event or show, or that something, anything, everything will go terribly wrong. As a writer, I’m used to rejection and harsh critiques. It stings (of course!), though I can bear that privately. The second I do something in-person, in public — producing or hosting a live show or having a public event like my NYC book launch party tonight — the butterflies in my stomach arrive in full force!

What gets me through the butterflies and helps me process my fear is that I love being with people. It brings me so much joy to create in-person events to inspire and uplift them. So, I take a deep breath and let that joy grow bigger and brighter than my fear. I place all my energy and focus on creating something special for my guests. It’s not about me. It’s about everyone else in the room. My book launch party tonight is about bringing people together to talk about creativity in all its wondrous forms. I hope you can join us — I’d love to see you there!

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Christa Avampato

Award-winning author & writer—Product Dev — Biomimicry scientist — Podcaster. Runs on curiosity & joy. twitter.com/christanyc / instagram.com/christarosenyc