“Springsteen on Broadway”​ and why I’m now a fan

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I just saw Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show on Netflix… and now I’m a total fan of “the boss”. It’s an awesome performance based on his book, Born to Run. And if you’re interested in learning about “speaking from your essence,” I think you’ll want to check it out. Why? Let me tell you what captivated my heart and soul. First, it was Springsteen’s authenticity. He was real as real can be. Of course, he’s been on thousands of stages. He’s…

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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

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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Essential Speaking Podcast with Doreen Hamilton, Ph.D 

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Public Speaking is not about Performing Listen to Louise Reid ask me questions about Essential Speaking. You will be inspired to learn that overcoming the fear of speaking is not about performance techniques. I believe to dissolve the fear of public speaking, you need to go on a journey of self-discovery. Here is where you face your fear and uproot the hold it has on you. The underlying causes of your anxiety are released and you are able to finally…

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Fearless Speaking in The Mindful Entrepreneur Journal

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Fearless Speaking in The Mindful Entrepreneur Journal I was fortunate enough to be able to share an introduction to my 7 Secrets to Fearless Speaking in the August edition of the Mindful Entrepreneur Journal.  The journal written by Susan Kavanaugh of KavCom Conscious Communication, promotes being mindful and engaged when communicating in business. It publishes articles about various experts in their fields. The journey to my article Several weeks ago I posted one of my videos on my LinkedIn profile….

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My Journey to Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety

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Public Speaking Anxiety Holds us Back Do you suffer from public speaking anxiety? I once did. It held me back from opportunities to promote myself and grow my business. Although I had a Ph.D. in psychology, I was able to hide my stage fright for many years. After all, most of my sessions were with just one person or a couple. I knew I was holding myself back, but as an introvert, being in the middle of a spotlight with…

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Northern California Group Psychotherapy Conference

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Presence and Connection: Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety Join me for 2 1/2 stimulating days, June 1-3, 2018, at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. This exquisite coastal retreat is where I’ll be presenting my program, Presence and Connection: Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety. A well-designed program is diminished if you have any anxiety about speaking in public. With my Essential Speaking approach you will develop mindfulness skills that enable you to be authentic, compel attention, and impact your group. This conference…

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Journey to Your Real Self and Speak Authentically

Journey to Your Real Self and Speak Authentically

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Essential Speaking Programs Can Lead you to Your Real Self Have you been longing for a deeper connection to your real self? Your heart, mind, and soul may beckon you toward a path that can lead you to speak authentically. In Essential Speaking programs, you will find an innovative process that not only dissolves stage […]

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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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Genuine Presence: The Key to Speaking Without Fear

Transforming Public Speaking Fear: From Toastmasters to Speaking Circles®

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I did Toastmasters quite a few years ago when I was first beginning to face my fear of public speaking. I got awards—regional awards, district awards, and yet I still did not get to that place inside where my fear took residence. Deep within I was still hiding how terrified I was of standing up in front of people with all eyes on me…judging and evaluating. Read More

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Journey to Your Real Self and Speak Authentically

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Essential Speaking Programs Can Lead You to Your Real Self –

Have you been longing for a deeper connection to your real self? Your heart, mind, and soul may beckon you toward a path that can lead you to speak authentically. In the programs offered by The Essential Speaking Institute, you will find an innovative process that not only dissolves stage fright, but will empower you to be true to who you essentially are.

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Genuine Presence: The Key to Speaking Without Fear

Genuine Presence: The Key to Speaking Without Fear

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The key to speaking without fear is learning how to be genuine and fully present in the moment. I find that many people are afraid of being themselves in front of others, often for fear of being judged. To deal with that fear, they anxiously focus on trying to figure out the perfect thing to say, or the perfect script and speaking techniques, when presenting to a group. “I have to know what I have to say,” “I’m going to…

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Speak Without Fear

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Programs offered by The Essential Speaking Institute are designed to inspire you to find the power of your real voice, speak without fear, and make the changes you deeply desire. I enjoy sharing with you all that I have learned about speaking without fear. Having suffered from stage fright myself, I’ve traveled the same path you may be on. I know from my own experience how fright can show up in a body. Heart palpitations, cold sweats, dry mouth, and…

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How to be an Authentic Speaker – Coaching for Professionals

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Make A Connection Recently I took the opportunity to remind a group of professional speakers that being a powerful and authentic speaker is not so much about what they have to say, it’s more about the connection they can make with their listeners. These professionals, enrolled in the Speakers Academy sponsored by the National Speakers Association, are eager to learn platform skills so they can effectively deliver their messages to their audiences. I was honored to be invited to coach…

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Fearless Speaking E-Course

Fearless Speaking E-Course

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Fearless Speaking is the ability to speak in any situation and feel comfortable expressing yourself. Want to feel confident and natural whenever you speak? I created this Fearless Speaking E-Course just for you. If you get anxious when you have to speak in public, I can help you. As a Psychologist with over 35 years experience and Training Director of Speaking Circles® International, along with my own personal journey of transforming stage fright into fearless speaking, I developed a life-changing system that…

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Doreen Hamilton Speaking Event for Women in Business Communications, May 28th 2015 | City Club of San Francisco

Event—Presence and Connection: The Secrets to Authentic Public Speaking

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Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015 Time: 11:30-2:00pm Place: City Club of San Francisco Price: Member $49, Non-Member $60 Register: 415-495-8242.  Network and connect with like-minded successful women and discover new ways to enrich, empower and develop your personal and professional life over lunch. Presence and Connection: The Secrets to Authentic Public Speaking Our guest speaker, Doreen Hamilton, Ph.D., a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, speaks on the above topic, introduces her “7-Step Guide to Essential Speaking” and invites the audience to participate…

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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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