My Journey to Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety

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Public Speaking Anxiety Holds us Back Do you suffer from public speaking anxiety? I once did. It held me back from opportunities to promote myself and grow my business. Although I had a Ph.D. in psychology, I was able to hide my stage fright for many years. After all, most of my sessions were with just one person or a couple. I knew I was holding myself back, but as an introvert, being in the middle of a spotlight with…

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FEAR NOT Podcast: Living Beyond Your Fears

FEAR NOT Podcast: Living Beyond Your Fears

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FEAR NOT: Living Beyond Your Fears In this episode of FEAR NOT, I will share with you the secrets I discovered as I faced my own fear of public speaking. Even though I have a Ph.D. in psychology, I hid my fear. In conquering it, I found that being connected to your authentic self is the key to confident speaking. Listen as I discuss my 7-Steps to Fearless Speaking Program. You will learn how to achieve: Full presence that keeps…

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Be Yourself: The 7th Secret to Fearless Speaking

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You Can Be Yourself and Speak Without Fear Fearless speaking takes confidence to express yourself and speak in any situation. It is liberating. When you know who you are, then a strength from within guides and supports you as you face life’s daily challenges. You can be more genuine in all of your communications. Not only can you accept a new promotion that requires you to give presentations to large audiences, you can also share more of your tender vulnerability…

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Deep Listening: The 4th Secret to Fearless Speaking

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As a Psychologist, the listening I offer is deep, arises from my heart, is full of curiosity, and does not judge. This pure quality of deep listening allows people to feel safe and gives them the courage to speak without fear. What I’ve noticed is that most people don’t carry within themselves such a kind and compassionate listener. They walk around and imagine others are listening to them in the same way as they are listening to themselves–with a harsh…

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Presence: The 2nd Secret to Fearless Speaking

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To Be Present is to Be Free of Fear To be fully present, in the center of the now, is to be free of fear. It is when you think back to an unpleasant memory or when you look ahead at the possibility of being judged by others that the waves of fear begin to move through your body and start to crash upon the shores of your sense of self-confidence. You leave the present moment and enter a moment…

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Silence: The 1st Step to Fearless Speaking

Silence: The 1st Secret to Fearless Speaking

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“A silent mind is far more precise, accurate, and powerful than anything that is contained in the boundaries of rational thought.” Deepak Chopra Be Silent When people come to my programs on overcoming the fear of speaking, they are always surprised to see that I begin my 7 steps to Fearless Speaking with “Be Silent.” Immediately they know they are not in a conventional course like other classes that often stress how to craft and organize a speech or how…

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The 7 Steps to Being a Fearless Speaker

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We are all public speakers.  Whether you are giving a presentation at work, sharing your opinion at a meeting, or talking to someone one-on-one, you are expressing yourself.  The question is, do you feel comfortable and confident being who you are?  These 7 steps help you focus on what really matters in any communication—your authentic […]

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SpeakingQuest: Journey to Your Authentic Self

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Week-long retreat in Molokai, Hawaii Facilitated by Doreen Hamilton and Katherine Mapes-Resnik When: October 10-16, 2009 Where: Island of Molokai, Hawaii Information: www.speakingquest.com SpeakingQuest retreats combine the excitement of travel with the satisfaction of personal discovery. • Discover the confidence to express yourself easily in all areas of life • Develop the art of listening and speaking from your heart • Learn how to deepen intimate connections with others Activities include Speaking Circles®, storytelling, art, creative writing, nature walks, ancient…

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Fearless Speaking Workshop

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Join me to change your fear of speaking so you can change your life. I will be teaching a one-day program, Fearless Speaking: Discovering Your True Voice, at the San Francisco University College of Extended Learning. “If you have ever lost your voice, then Fearless Speaking is where you will find it. The class provided a safe and secure environment to live through my biggest fear: public speaking. I’m so glad I took it. I will definitely recommend it to…

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The Essential Speaking Book

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Learn How to Speak Authentically in Any Situation Essential Speaking is about being open, present, and genuinely connected to others whenever you speak. My book, Essential Speaking: The 7 Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice  is a practical guide that will lead readers to a deep confidence to speak authentically in any situation, whether in front of large groups or with just one other person. Full Presence and True Connection My approach focuses on full presence and true connection…

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