Four Steps to Inner Clarity

Four Steps to Inner Clarity

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  Finding Inner Clarity I thought you might be inspired by a podcast episode I’ve just heard. I believe it speaks to how to overcome speaking anxiety… any time… any where. It’s from the podcast series Unshakable Self-Confidence, and it’s about taking the leap into your true nature, the essence of who you are. Check it out here: https://player.fm/series/unshakable-self-confidence/how-to-use-mediation-to-reconnect-to-our-inherent-power. Basically, Joni Pollard presents a 4-point sequence to help you reconnect to your most essential power at the very moment you…

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If Public Speaking Feels Like Torture, Do This.

If Public Speaking Feels Like Torture, Do This.

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Is Public speaking Torture for You? A few weeks ago, I received this question from a coaching client: “You know what is most frustrating to me? I feel like I am a rather calm person – I really don’t feel like a person who runs with high anxiety. “As a nurse and as a mom and a wife and a student, I am so chill compared to others that I see around me. So why is public speaking so tortuous…

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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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Overcoming public speaking anxiety

I read my vows and didn’t die

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Overwhelmed with Speaking Anxiety? I’m always on the lookout for inspiring stories about people who overcome public speaking anxiety. I found this story on Reddit about a woman who got married, suffered speaking anxiety, and “didn’t die.” I thought you would really enjoy it. The bride reveals how nervous she was in the moment. Then she does the very thing I teach my clients to do when they are overwhelmed with anxiety. “I successfully had a wedding with 130 guests…

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Tips for helping to stop rehearsing your script

Stop rehearsing your script and here’s why

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Does Rehearsing really ward off speaking anxiety? Do you think rehearsing a speech over and over or scripting every word will help you ward off anxiety and look more confident? I used to believe rehearsing was the key to success. In Toastmasters I scripted every speech. I thought if I got the words right and delivered them flawlessly, I’d eventually find my way to confident speaking. Spending hours and hours rehearsing a short 5-minute speech! I taped myself on a…

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Do you get anxious looking at your audience?

Do You Get Anxious Looking at Your Audience?

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  Do you get anxious looking at your audience? “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid” was spoken by Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman in the classic movie, Casablanca. This line has a rich meaning when you apply it to public speaking and “seeing” your listeners. Are you wondering how? Let me explain… People tell me they are afraid to look into the eyes of their listeners when they are presenting to a group. Perhaps this anxiety of truly seeing people relates…

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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 Anxiety

Can You Really Get Rid of Speaking Anxiety?

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Can you Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety? When people start to work with me, the question I hear most often is this… … “Can I get rid of my public speaking anxiety!” Does this sound familiar? If so, you probably have already searched for a program that can lead you to confident speaking without any anxiety. You think the solution is to get rid of your anxiety, and you desperately want to know how. But consider this thought… And before I…

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Public Speaking Tips

Are you Hiding or Welcoming Your Authentic Self?

By | Authentic Speaking, Essential Speaking, Fear of Speaking, Fearless Public Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog, Mindfulness and speaking, Public Speaking Anxiety, Public Speaking Coaching, Public Speaking Tips, Speaking Circles | No Comments

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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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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