End Speaking Anxiety - Online Group Coaching

End Speaking Anxiety – Online Group Coaching

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Join me so you can find the voice that is truly yours and speak without anxiety. Here’s what recent participants said after they completed the program: “Working with Doreen was life-changing. I found an inner, grounded, real sense of confidence. My true voice and my strength were waiting for me all along.” Sarah M. “The program has had a dramatic positive effect on both my work life and my personal life. It goes much deeper than public speaking skills. I…

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10 Steps to Prepare a Talk and Boost Your Confidence

10 Steps to Prepare a Talk and Boost Your Confidence

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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 through to create content and structure my talk… 1. Know the content you want to share. It helps if you are passionate about the topic. This passion infuses YOU with more natural enthusiasm when you speak. The audience…

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3 Common Blocks to Sharing Your Story...And How to Breakthrough Them

3 Common Blocks to Sharing Your Story and How to Breakthrough Them

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Breaking through the 3 Common Blocks In a previous article, I gave you three tips to create juicy stories. Here they are again… be personal, be specific, and be inspirational. But what happens if you get blocked? What happens if you find yourself unable to put your story together so you can tell it? I have found 3 common blocks that stop people in their tracks as they try to pin down their stories: 1. My stories are personal… 2….

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Presence and Public Speaking

Presence and Public Speaking

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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 to recognize the early signs of anxiety. When you can notice the discomfort, you can stop it. Let’s look at a scale of 1-10, 1 being total, Buddha-like peace and 10 being a complete…

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Tips on speaking from your essence

Speak From the Essence of Who You Are

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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? Several ways I have come to know this for myself have involved therapy, personal growth workshops, coaching, and, of course, Speaking Circles®. I had to learn to open up, trust, and believe that…

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Afraid to Run Out of Words When Speaking in Public?

Afraid to Run Out of Words When Speaking in Public?

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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 helpful. Be Present and You Will Find Your Words “Both situations you refer to, running out of what to say and speaking spontaneously are about being able to be fully present in the…

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Presence and Connection benefits customers

Presence and Connection Lead to Customers

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Presence and Connection Lead to Customers When you speak, it is your presence and connection ability that carries your words to a customer. You may think that your words are the important factor, but being in the moment, fully present, connected to yourself and others gives power to what you say. Whether it is sales or support, when you are anxious, you are less effective. Perhaps you feel pressured to make an impression or get the sale. Maybe you lack…

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What Is More Powerful Than Your Words?

What Is More Powerful Than Your Words?

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Our common language There is a common language we all share and it is more powerful than words. The best way to explain this language is to share about my recent trip to Greece. The phrase, “it’s all Greek to me” ran through my mind constantly. When I tried to communicate with someone other than a shopkeeper, it was literally all Greek to me. I couldn’t understand anything. I realized, however, that I did connect with individuals using another language……

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Public Speaking Tips

Is Your Public Speaking Anxiety “Deep Rooted”​?

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Your public speaking anxiety may have deep roots…and here’s why: When you were young and ever so tender, your ability to freely express yourself may have been stunted. If so, to develop a strong and resilient sense of being safe whenever you speak is compromised… …and childhood memories of criticism, judgement, bullying, humiliation, and/or shame persist. You may not have had the internal resources or the external support to heal the emotional injuries at such a young age. You had…

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Public Speaking Tips

Are you Hiding or Welcoming Your Authentic Self?

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Are you Hiding Your Authentic Self? Many people are simply too afraid to even face their public speaking anxieties. They can and do avoid the spotlight for years. The truth is that the beautiful and natural Essential Self within never gets to come out from hiding. It never learns to dance and play and sing because it might be judged. Let’s extend an invitation and welcome the authentic self, your most powerful inner resource, out into a new world. You…

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