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Do you feel weak when you speak in public?

Do you feel weak when you speak in public?

Feel Weak when you Speak Many people who get nervous when they speak in public tell me that they feel weak. And, they feel weaker than the rest of the people in the room. What happens when you feel weak? Physically… You’re not able to control… the quiver in your...
What Stops You From Following Your Inner Voice?

What Stops You From Following Your Inner Voice?

What stops you? What stops you from following your inner voice? Doubt! The quote I’m sharing with you today says it best… “You will never follow your inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.” If clearing up our doubts is the answer to following the...
How to calm your mind (quickly)

How to calm your mind (quickly)

Calm your Mind When you are about to speak up in public, your mind can take over and create havoc. Let’s say it’s your best friend’s wedding and you are the best man/honored maiden. It’s traditional for you to step up, raise your glass and give a toast. I’ve...
Virtual Speaking Circle® on Zoom!

Virtual Speaking Circle® on Zoom!

Virtual Speaking Circle® on Zoom! Do you want to be more comfortable whenever you speak?  Now you can experience Speaking Circles while maintaining “social distance.” I invite you to join me for a Virtual Speaking Circle® on Zoom. Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm or Thursdays,...
Have You Ever Lost Your Power When Speaking?

Have You Ever Lost Your Power When Speaking?

Power of Your Voice Last week, the electricity went out in my home here in northern California. We were hit by the power outages for public safety. After that, My PC desktop computer suddenly stopped as I was mid-sentence. And then my MacBook Pro laptop screen got...
Zen Wisdom and Confident Speaking

Zen Wisdom and Confident Speaking

Story of Zen Master The following Zen wisdom and confident speaking story, a favorite of mine, points to what I believe are the 3 secrets to confident speaking. A student came to Master Ichu and said, “Please write for me something of great wisdom.” Master Ichu picked...
Do you “work hard” to overcome fear?

Do you “work hard” to overcome fear?

Although you’ve gone to Toastmasters… you’ve put yourself “in the fire…” … are you still plagued with nervous energy when even the thought of being in the spotlight enters your mind? Personally, I know the feeling. I remember when I went to Toastmasters to “get over”...