In psychological and speech laboratories we’ve uncovered evidence that stuttering is a conflict, a special kind of conflict between going forward and holding back – an “approach- avoidance” conflict. You want to speak but are torn by a competing urge to hold back because of fear.
But practicing a positive affirmation in such a situation may not be easy at times if we have made a habit of approaching interviews with a long face and a thumping heart, as if we were going to face the death squad! This brings us to the second important fact about brain: Good habits are made the same way as the bad habits: through repetition over a period of time.
The third important fact in this connection is: you can change only what you are aware of. So developing awareness into the act of talking, listening, relating to upcoming presentation etc. is critical for success. But this cannot be an isolated exercise once in a while. You will succeed only if there is a round the clock awareness at maintenance level throughout the day much before the interview in question. In other words, being more conscious of our thoughts and actions, should actually work like an anti-virus scanner, resident in the computer memory and ALWAYS active in the background.