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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...
Do you feel weak when you speak in public?

Do you feel weak when you speak in public?

Feel Weak when you Speak Many people who get nervous when they speak in public tell me that they feel weak. And, they feel weaker than the rest of the people in the room. What happens when you feel weak? Physically… You’re not able to control… the quiver in your...
Virtual Speaking Circle® on Zoom!

Virtual Speaking Circle® on Zoom!

Virtual Speaking Circle® on Zoom! Do you want to be more comfortable whenever you speak?  Now you can experience Speaking Circles while maintaining “social distance.” I invite you to join me for a Virtual Speaking Circle® on Zoom. Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm or Thursdays,...
Have You Ever Lost Your Power When Speaking?

Have You Ever Lost Your Power When Speaking?

Power of Your Voice Last week, the electricity went out in my home here in northern California. We were hit by the power outages for public safety. After that, My PC desktop computer suddenly stopped as I was mid-sentence. And then my MacBook Pro laptop screen got...
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...
Do you “work hard” to overcome fear?

Do you “work hard” to overcome fear?

Although you’ve gone to Toastmasters… you’ve put yourself “in the fire…” … are you still plagued with nervous energy when even the thought of being in the spotlight enters your mind? Personally, I know the feeling. I remember when I went to Toastmasters to “get over”...