Tag - public speaking fear

Three Thinking Traps That Increase Public Speaking Fear

I've heard from hundreds of clients about their fearful thoughts on public speaking - and listened to my own in the days when I used to get very nervous. And I've noticed that there are some styles which just keep popping up! Here are three thinking traps that increase public speaking fear: Thinking Traps That Increase Public Speaking Fear  "I must know more than everyone else in the room"  This thought is a recipe for enormous stress and sleepless nights. It's also something you can't control (see my post the drive for certainty or factors which reduce speaking fear for my thoughts on...

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...