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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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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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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Finding Flow When Speaking in Public

Find Your Voice and Your Words Will Flow

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Flow and Public Speaking What’s flow… and how can you apply “flow” to speaking in public? Well, let’s start with what it’s not. Flow is not… … worrying about the future and how you might fail when presenting a report. … agonizing about the past and how you didn’t live up to your expectations. … thinking about the present and how you are being judged for every word. … and, flow is not about being tangled up and overcome by…

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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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Speak from the Heart 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…

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Be Yourself: The 7th Secret to Fearless Speaking

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You Can Be Yourself and Speak Without Fear Fearless speaking takes confidence to express yourself and speak in any situation. It is liberating. When you know who you are, then a strength from within guides and supports you as you face life’s daily challenges. You can be more genuine in all of your communications. Not only can you accept a new promotion that requires you to give presentations to large audiences, you can also share more of your tender vulnerability…

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Be Positive: The 5th Secret to Fearless Speaking

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What Makes a Positive Attitude So Attractive? Someone who has a positive attitude is like a ray of warm sunshine that brings me happiness. When that person smiles in a genuine way I can feel the warmth radiating from every cell in their body. He or she lights up the moment for me. Isn’t this true for you? Just think about your circle of friends. Identify the friend who has the most positive energy. How do you feel when you…

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Deep Listening: The 4th Secret to Fearless Speaking

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As a Psychologist, the listening I offer is deep, arises from my heart, is full of curiosity, and does not judge. This pure quality of deep listening allows people to feel safe and gives them the courage to speak without fear. What I’ve noticed is that most people don’t carry within themselves such a kind and compassionate listener. They walk around and imagine others are listening to them in the same way as they are listening to themselves–with a harsh…

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Awareness: The 3rd Secret to Fearless Speaking

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I used to be very uncomfortable with eye-to-eye contact. It was awkward and made me feel uneasy, especially if I didn’t know the person. So speaking in front of a group was even more challenging since there were so many eyes staring back at me. Standing in front of a group and looking out at all the eyes was as terrifying as looking out at a room full of sharks. Why People are Afraid to Look at Each Other Many…

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