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5 Excuses Which Stop you Getting Help to Improve your Speaking Skills

Don't Let Excuses Stop You From Speaking in Public Are you letting your fears about speaking in public stop you from getting the help you need? Change is hard, as we all know. We're designed to avoid doing anything which frightens us, hard-wired this way to ensure our survival. You can overcome speaking fear...the hardest part is just starting. My message today is particularly raw and heartfelt: my mother-in-law is dying. It's been such a privilege to know her over the past 20 years or so; she has always spoken wisely with great common sense, and has encouraged me to be bold, and not...

How to Build Confidence When Public Speaking and Presenting

Confidence Building What do you believe about building confidence around your speaking skills? Here is what I've found to be true: confidence is simply the expectation of a positive outcome. There are all sorts of possible definitions of confidence, but I like this one; it's clear, and boiled down to its essence. So how, you may be asking, do you build that expectation of a positive outcome?  In 2 ways: 1. You take action in the outside world 2. You take care with your self-talk in the inner world Let's have a look at these 2 elements - which may be simple, but they aren't...