Choke under Pressure

  This article is reproduced with the kind permission of Scott Mautz – his link is below. We all face high-pressure situations; a big presentation or meeting, a huge sales call, an important performance or big game, a key investor pitch. Cognitive scientist Sian Leah Beilock set out to understand why we choke under pressure and what we can do to…

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Humor – Yes or No – YES

Does every speech need HUMOR – I would say YES. Humor connects us – it is the bridge that bonds us all in our foibles and humanity. We cannot be angry, defensive or sad when we are laughing – YES, humor helps. I am not suggesting you use a tired OLD JOKE that your audience has heard before and…

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Jerry Seinfeld Winning Advice

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful standup comedians of all time. If you have a fear of public speaking OR want to be a better public speaker –  Seinfeld knows the key. Seinfeld parlayed his ability to find hilarity in the seemingly mundane and trivial occurrences of everyday life into a wildly popular sitcom that ran for…

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Double your income – Warren Buffet tips

We all want to make MORE MONEY – be more noticed in our chosen field or hobby? Of course, we all do! Billionaire Warren Buffett: This is the ‘one easy way’ to increase your worth by ‘at least’ 50 percent Legendary investor and billionaire Warren Buffett (currently worth more than $86 billion) has a tip for young people: (I might humbly…

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Each speaker is unique

YOU are unique – so is your speaking style. Each public speaker’s style is as different as a fingerprint. People with a fear of public speaking think they need to be like someone else to have authority or gravitas. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is only one Tony Robbins or Jerry Seinfeld. Being a great public…

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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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