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Three Factors Which Reduce Public Speaking Fear

How to reduce public speaking fear; as it's always such a popular topic, here are 3 ways to help reduce your anxiety: A Sense of Control will Reduce Public Speaking Fear Increase your sense of control Get annoyed! Be willing to act The first way: Increase your sense of control. Feeling a sense of control in a stressful situation is really important in making it manageable. I recently discovered Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and writer. In a short radio interview, Chris talks about fear and control: "in my experience, fear comes from not knowing what to expect, and not feeling you have any control over what's...

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...