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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Connection: The 6th Secret to Fearless Speaking

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Most people experience a connection when they are speaking one-to-one with another person. It is when they speak in front of a group that many people begin to feel afraid and lose the connection to themselves and to their listeners. The secret to speaking without fear when you are talking to a group is to connect with one person at a time and simply speak conversationally. Connection With Yourself As long as I take a breath in and let it…

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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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Presence: The 2nd Secret to Fearless Speaking

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To Be Present is to Be Free of Fear To be fully present, in the center of the now, is to be free of fear. It is when you think back to an unpleasant memory or when you look ahead at the possibility of being judged by others that the waves of fear begin to move through your body and start to crash upon the shores of your sense of self-confidence. You leave the present moment and enter a moment…

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Silence: The 1st Step to Fearless Speaking

Silence: The 1st Secret to Fearless Speaking

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“A silent mind is far more precise, accurate, and powerful than anything that is contained in the boundaries of rational thought.” Deepak Chopra Be Silent When people come to my programs on overcoming the fear of speaking, they are always surprised to see that I begin my 7 steps to Fearless Speaking with “Be Silent.” Immediately they know they are not in a conventional course like other classes that often stress how to craft and organize a speech or how…

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Authentic Speaking in Business

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Are You Being Authentic? When you speak, your listeners will have their radar up looking to see if you are for real and to determine whether they can trust you are not. Regardless of what you are presenting, they want to be impressed and inspired by YOU. Are you afraid to be seen? Are you hiding behind your words? To reach others in a truly memorable and meaningful way, you need to be authentic. The challenge is clear…be yourself. Robert…

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Dare to Be Real When Speaking in Public

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Are You Real When Speaking in Public? “Dare to let the real you shine through” is the message by Teresa Tayag, Trainer, Speaker, Public Speaking Coach and blog author of Let the Real You Shine Through. I agree with Teresa that to be real when speaking in public is the biggest commitment you can make to yourself and to your audience. Most conventional guidance given to speakers is about performance, looking good, and putting on an act with all the…

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Leadership Presence: Leaders Who Know How to Learn

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Leaders Who are Open to Learning When a participant in my Leadership Presence workshop wondered about her tendency to deny her own power as a leader simply because she was a woman, I asked her if she was willing to look more deeply at this tendency. She was already committed to her personal growth, and like the others in the class, she realized that being a leader first begins with knowing yourself as fully as possible. So she began to…

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Reduce Stage Fright: Talk Only to One Person at a Time

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Public Speaking is a Series of One-to-One Conversations Approach public speaking as more of a “me-to-you” discussion rather than a full-blown broadcast,  suggests G.I. Taylor in the Fear of Speaking blog.  I agree with the idea of seeing yourself talking to one person at a time when you are in front of groups.  When you […]

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The Most Important Rule in Public Speaking: Be Yourself

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“Most important rule… be yourself!” FastUpFront Blog in their article, “5 Essential Public Speaking Tips for Non-Public Speakers,” wrote about this number one rule. But how do people discover who they are? As a psychologist, I believe you need safe learning environments to explore and develop yourself. So much of our social training growing up […]

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The 7 Steps to Being a Fearless Speaker

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We are all public speakers.  Whether you are giving a presentation at work, sharing your opinion at a meeting, or talking to someone one-on-one, you are expressing yourself.  The question is, do you feel comfortable and confident being who you are?  These 7 steps help you focus on what really matters in any communication—your authentic […]

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From Fear to Authenticity

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After one of our recent trainings on Relational Presence, a seminar that focuses on overcoming the fear of public speaking, one of the participants watched his video and reported witnessing his transformation from fear to authenticity. “I remember going to see the film ‘Bambi’ as a kid, and I remember that scene when he gets […]

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Public Speaking Anxiety: An Exercise for Eliminating Uhms and Ahs

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Ums and Ahs are Fillers That Point to Public Speaking Anxiety Did you know that ums and ahs are fillers that point to an underlying public speaking anxiety? Once you are aware of this fact, you start to listen more carefully to speakers. You might notice that when someone speaks without any fillers, you feel like you can listen more easily. The speaker’s words seem to flow together more smoothly as opposed to the choppy, hesitant sounds of the ums…

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