Talk as you mean to go on …

25 Nov

If, like me, you joined Toastmasters to rid yourself of a public speaking phobia that curses you every time someone mentions the word, ‘presentation’, you’re in good company. The fear of public speaking is in the top three of most common global phobias, worldwide.

Here, I’d like to give a brief review of how anxiety attacks can ‘make us stupid’, whenever we’re pushed out of our comfort zone. I will also offer some ideas that can add to the hugely valuable Toastmasters benefits you’re accruing. We’ll also look at the biochemical changes in our body that leads us to behave in a way we all recognise.Read more

Stage fright? You’re in good company!

16 Aug

Feel there’s something odd about you? Something that makes you different and perhaps not good enough compared to friends or colleagues?

A BBC video blog “How the body responds to stress” shares how the body reacts to stress of the kind witnessed by some of the great performers the world has seen. You most definitely are in good company.

Stage fright. Sir Lawrence Olivier, thespian and model professional, frequently vomited prior to going on stage. Adele. Celine Dion.

So, the question is … if the greatest performers suffer extreme body stress when faced with public performing and public scrutiny, why are you any different?

Stage fright, performance anxiety, public speaking fears. All a consequence of the flight or fight bodily response. All very treatable by Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

Interrupt the pattern today and contact me for a judgement-free conversation on how we can work together.

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Enough’s enough … give a presentation now!

20 Jul

The fear of public speaking affects many people, gluing them to their chairs and stymying careers,

no matter how unfulfilling their jobs or present situation may be.

“The human brain starts working the moment you’re born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.”

Though you might think you could never do what those clever, inspirational speakers do, you can teach yourself enough about public speaking to untie the tethers that hold you back.Read more