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12 Essential Truths About Public Speaking, Fear and Growth

12 Essential Truths about Public Speaking, Fear and Growth 12 Essential Truths about Public Speaking, Fear and Growth Speaking in public is a complex activity with a lot of moving parts: especially when fear is involved, as it so often is: it brings up vulnerability and challenges for so many of my clients (and before I learned how to work through it in the right ways, for me). From recent conversations with clients and what's resonated with them, I've distilled some of my observations about public speaking, fear and growth which I believe to be true, and hopefully useful to you. That: 1....

The Ultimate Motivation to Improve your Speaking Skills?

Ultimate Motivation to Change? We're guaranteed two things in this life: Nothing stays the same Death Now I'm not someone who has an easy relationship with the idea of death - far from it! But over the past 10 months I've lost my father, mother-in-law and aunt - and that's made it much harder to push away the knowledge that I too will die one day (and those whom I love). And along with that uncomfortable awareness, I've frequently found a new boldness to ignore my 'what-if's', particularly in business, and take action anyway. You know them I'm sure - the nagging thoughts we...

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking: Playing at the Edges of your Comfort Zone

Stretching your comfort zone edges I've recently gone back to yoga classes after a break of 10 years or so, and one thing about doing the poses which confused me initially, was knowing how to distinguish between intensity during a stretch versus discomfort or pain. Intensity is another word for energy flow, and that's what you're after in yoga, and public speaking. But where does intensity tip over into negative, unhelpful territory, and how can you stop that from happening? The solution, I've found, is learning how to "play at the edges" of my comfort zone, my limits, without going too...