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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Anxiety to Tranquility

From Anxiety to Tranquility in 3 Steps

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Speaking Anxiety Symptoms When you are about to speak in public, have you ever felt your heart pound out of your chest, sweat pour down your face, and fog fill your head? This state of anxiety is called the “fight or flight” response. It makes you want to run out of the room and get the heck out of dodge. But … hold your horses… There is a way you can instantly take your body to a calm and centered…

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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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7 Tips from athletes for overcoming public speaking fear

How to Stay Cool & Calm: 7 Tips from Athletes

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Best Way to Calm Your Nerves when Speaking Do you want to know the best way to calm your nerves when you are about to speak in front of an audience? If you want to know how to keep yourself composed and calm when speaking, read this article… “Big Game Preparation – 7 Tips to Staying Cool & Calm in the Clutch” You will see immediately why I want to share this exciting news with you. What the author, Dr….

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