break down barriers to public speaking anxiety

First step to lower your public speaking anxiety

You have been assigned the task of presenting next month. Your speech date is at least 2 weeks away, but you’re already there, sweating it. What can you do about your nerves? Will your next several days be ruined? They don’t need to be. Don’t get me wrong – your concerns are natural. They speak to your .. read more

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What Rehearsing Does for Introverts, Extroverts

You’ve heard the key to speaking well is in preparation, right? Well some think preparation means planning, and only that. Others think planning means coming up with an idea to share. Imagine the following scenario: John shows up ready to speak with his detailed notes in front of him. He has proof that he has .. read more

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Warning: Don’t offer leadership trainings until you read this

Do you require public speaking workshops in your leadership programs? You should. According to Mind Tools, leaders need public speaking skills: “Even if you don’t need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities. For .. read more

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If you are a slave to public speaking anxiety, re-consider 3 beliefs

It is uncomfortable in the spotlight. This first belief is one very few people would question, especially when it comes to public speaking. Pay attention to the adrenaline that soars through your body when you step up to speak and if you don’t like the feeling, you suddenly feel unprepared or inadequate. Maybe you question .. read more

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You are a Public Speaker When

Most of us consider only the obvious- when we stand up in front of an audience is when we are public speakers. When it comes to how often you publicly speak, think beyond the obvious. You are a public speaker when you have co-workers who seek your input and/or observe you at work you are .. read more

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The Wrong Feedback – Dangerous to Introvert Speakers

Introverts have what it takes to speak well. And just like extroverts, they need constructive feedback to improve and stay motivated to speak in front of groups. Unfortunately they are frequently compared to extroverts. And even more often, they compare themselves to extroverts dismissing their own value. Introverts are dismissive of their value when they say to themselves .. read more

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Conquer your Fear of Public Speaking

I work with some of the best public speakers – and many of them are introverts. Yet several have also been extroverts. They share a common interest – conquering their fears. Where the introvert is the commonly held example of an individual who fears speaking in public, the extrovert can also relate. I am currently .. read more

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Problems at the Podium

The 2 most common problems presenters have at the podium: Getting off topic Cramming too much information into a short amount of time I don’t want problems at the podium. I want results. Here is a 3-fold process that steers me away from these 2 problems and into a flow that connects the audience, creates influence .. read more

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6 Facts about Public Speaking Anxiety

When I was a child I was ultra shy. The middle child in my family, I developed the pattern of letting my older sister do the decision-making and my younger brother handle conversation. That pattern made me comfortable yet did little to help me break away from the communication barriers I created. What this means .. read more

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