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“I don’t know why I’m so afraid”

“I don’t know why I’m so afraid”

Recently, someone emailed me for advice on how to handle his fear of public speaking. I thought I’d share my response to him with you because it contains valuable tips on how you can handle your fear of speaking. Here is the response I wrote to him: The very first...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Four Steps to Inner Clarity

Four Steps to Inner Clarity

  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...