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”...
I wondered if I should cancel the meeting?

I wondered if I should cancel the meeting?

My Fear to Lead a Meeting Why? Because, after a few cancellations, I had only two people signed up for the Berkeley Speaking Circle®? The meeting was scheduled to start in an hour. I wondered… …If the two participants could get enough value out of such an...
10 Steps to Prepare a Talk and Boost Your Confidence

10 Steps to Prepare a Talk and Boost Your Confidence

Boost your Confidence with these 10 Steps I know you usually find me guiding you to be present and connected when you’re speaking, however… …as I’m preparing to give a presentation myself… I wanted to share the 10 steps I personally go...
Presence and Public Speaking

Presence and Public Speaking

Early signs of public speaking anxiety I just received a note from one of my coaching clients and I thought it would speak to you… …especially if you are still working on getting over your speaking anxiety. In my articles, I’ve been helping you learn how...
Speak From the Essence of Who You Are

Speak From the Essence of Who You Are

When You Connect to Your Essence, Your Voice is Pure and Powerful. I think one has to first believe that within their own body/self/soul there is a core Essence that is powerful, pure, and positive. But how do you find and connect with that state of being within?...
Afraid to Run Out of Words When Speaking in Public?

Afraid to Run Out of Words When Speaking in Public?

Losing Your Words When Speaking? I recently received an email from a woman who said she’s afraid of losing her words and being spontaneously asked to speak. Two very common fears! If you have or ever have had either fear, I thought you might find my response...