Genuine Presence: The Key to Speaking Without Fear


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The key to speaking without fear is mindfulness.  Learning how to be fully present in the moment, aware, connected to yourself and others while speaking in front of a group is a transformational process.

Doreen Downing, Ph.D., author of Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice, will present her innovative approach to helping people overcome public speaking anxiety.  Unlike conventional programs that focus on scripts and techniques, these seven steps lead to a deeper confidence to be authentic and speak without fear in every-day interactions as well as on a stage giving a talk.

Starting with step one, Be Silent, participants are introduced to a new way of being that allows them to safely experience not only the fear, but to discover their own underlying natural strengths.  The following steps, Be Present, Be Aware, Be Attuned, Be Positive, and Be Yourself are designed to encourage one’s depth of presence to grow from within.

Doreen Downing, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist, Founder of The Essential Speaking Institute, and Training Director of Speaking Circles® International. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety caused by the fear of speaking. In addition to her authentic communication workshops, private coaching, and psychotherapy, she leads Speaking Circles in Berkeley, CA, along with teleconferences, e-courses and seminars throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

To contact Dr. Downing, click here.

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