Panels

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They have invited you to speak on a panel, congratulations! You have something to say that others want to hear. Is FEAR setting in? I hope not – there is a lot you can do in advance to help yourself overcome the FEAR and be FABULOUS. Firstly know – they invited YOU because they value YOUR OPINION. What a…

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Do NOT read your notes

It is easy to think that reading your notes will help you overcome your fear of public speaking – quite the opposite. Once you break eye contact with your audience, they will immediately disengage from you. Your goal is to look your audience in the eyes to communicate and convince them of what you need them to know or…

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Writing a good speech!

When you are invited to speak – Fear takes over. Oh no! How to overcome the fear?  Write a good, no great speech! It takes time – it takes effort – but is worth it – why? Creating common ground with an audience is like clearing a pathway from their heart to yours. What does your audience care about?…

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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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