Beat the Fear

Beat the fear icon Millions of people around the world are terrified to speak in public (many many more than those who are afraid of spiders!). It’s a fear that knows no demographic or social boundaries: men and women of all ages, races, nationalities, religions, and occupations experience it.

Virtually everyone has heard the “statistics:” public speaking is the number one fear of most people, followed by – if sources are to be believed – death and snakes…

Even people who are confident and comfortable in other social situations are sometimes afraid of the prospect of standing up and talking in front of an audience.

Some people are so ashamed they wouldn’t dare admit they’re afraid of public speaking. The only clue to their fear is that you never see them doing it!  However, there is nothing unusual about feeling anxious before standing up in front of a group to talk. It’s normal. Only a small percentage of people experience severe or “phobic” fear levels.

People with “normal” fear can generally reduce their anxiety levels in a relatively short period of time by learning basic presentation skills, preparing properly and practicing with a good coach.

In this workshop you will learn practical ways to deal with the fear including:

  • What lies behind it
  • The classic signs and symptoms and how to stop them
  • What great speakers do to minimise fear (and how you can do it too)
  • Identifying and eliminating things that add to your anxiety
  • Putting your new knowledge into practice right away
Susan Macaulay created and curates SheQuotesMy Alzheimer’s Story,  Amazing Women, and Succeed With Susan. She is a feminist, global citizen, lifelong learner and the author of Everyday Feminine Wisdom and soon-to-be-published “the dogs’ breakfast.”

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