Stories Work

Are you afraid of speaking in public or afraid your next presentation may be dull? STORIES HELP My father was an incredibly popular person, and the reason was clear to everyone that met him. He told fabulous stories. One of the things that were most highly valued in my family was humor and the ability to tell a good…

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Negative Self-talk – Public Speaking

Fear of Public Speaking can stir so much negative self-talk, it can be overwhelming. What is important to note is WE ALL HAVE IT. You are not alone and there are many tips and tricks professional public speakers use to overcome it. Firstly – Accept it – yes, accept it. Something as simple as acknowledging this could be the…

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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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