PREWORK for OVERCOMING FEAR

When facing the fear of public speaking, do these kinds of crazy thoughts go through your mind? “Will I look stupid?” “What if I forget?” “Do these pants make me look fat?” The list goes on and on – we all have our own negative self talk. What if there was a way YOUR BODY could help control your…

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Difficult Audience Member – Fear of Public Speaking

If you are new to public speaking, nothing can trigger your fears like an audience member or members that are not onboard with your topic or message. It is up to you to find out beforehand how your audience feels about your subject – all comes under the PREPARATION phase of your talk. If, for example, you are speaking…

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How to overfear FEAR before performing

How to handle fear/nerves before a big presentation?         There is a huge fear of public speaking and we all experience it at one time or another. Here are some simple tips to wrangle that fear and turn yourself into fabulous. Firstly – know your opening and closing lines – know them like you know your…

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Writers Bloc – Fear of Public Speaking

  How to overcome writer’s bloc when you have a fear of public speaking Fear of public speaking and writer’s bloc go hand in hand. Imagine you have a huge talk or presentation coming up – and it is high stakes. How do you even begin the process? I encourage anyone with a fear of public speaking to just…

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Body Language – Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Body Language –  Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking Body Language can better or betray us. No truer words ever spoken or written. Anyone with a Fear of Public Speaking knows they simply DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEIR HANDS or other body parts. There is the famous fig leaf that men like to use – “guarding…

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Memorizing a speech to overcome the fear of public speaking

Fear of public speaking

All professional public speakers and presenters know the most important parts of their speeches are the OPENING and CONCLUSIONS. Knowing this in advance can help your overcome the fear of public speaking. It is vital that you memorize the opening and conclusion so that you can maintain eye contact with your audience to fully engage them. How to memorize…

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For Women Only – How to be a Great Speaker

“How to speak in a man’s world!” There used to be a wonderful expression: “Women have to be twice as good to be considered equal to a man.” Luckily that is not difficult. As much as I love this expression, let’s face it ladies, we ALL KNOW that just is not true. If you watched Mad Men, you saw…

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How to choose a public speaking or presentation coach

If you are looking to find a wonderful public speaking or presentation coach to overcome your fear of public speaking. Make sure your presentation coach is accessible. I feel it is important to be able to meet with your coach in person. Will they try to up-sell you to their latest DVD, VIDEO or BOOK? The most important thing…

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