By: Susan Dugdale | Last modified: 12-01-2020 | First published: 05-01-2018
Are you here because you have a speech to make, or a presentation coming up, and you're feeling anxious?
And is this feeling familiar? Every time you have to speak in public, do you become fearful?
Unfortunately your experience is fairly common. Also unfortunately, the harder many people try to manage their anxiety about public speaking the worse it gets. Public speaking and feeling anxious have linked themselves together to become a vicious cause and effect circle.
If we could get inside ourselves and live stream what's going on we'd see and hear something like this:
I have a presentation to make! (This is the cause or the trigger.)
And this is the response.
My heart is beating faster. My breath becomes shallow and rapid.
My mind is swamped with negative thoughts about making a complete fool of myself. My voice squeaks. I can barely get my words out. My knees knock. My mind goes blank. I blush. I hear myself babble and blurt. I go hot. Then I go cold. I feel faint.
Finally I stumble away from the audience swearing to myself I will never, ever try to speak in public again.
Next shame kicks in and I feel small, silly and stupid, once more. Other people talk easily and confidently in public. Why not me?
The sense of failure and feeling like an idiot after being swamped by public speaking fear adds to the pressure we feel and, to the viciousness of the circle. The next time giving a presentation comes around the fear is even stronger. Sadly, it builds up and compounds.
This is because of our past negative experiences of speaking in public have been effectively lock-stepped* with manifestations of fear and dread. They belong together - an association that is intensified and reinforced each time we are called on to speak in front of others.
Have you tried many things to break the cycle and so far nothing has really helped?
Would you consider changing your approach to shifting the fear you experience?
Up until now you've likely been using your willpower - literally forcing yourself to override the fear. However, as you've discovered, that by itself is not enough. The shakes will not vanish because you think they should. What you think, or don't think, is not the trigger flicking them into action.
The video below reveals exactly what sets the cycle in motion very clearly.
Nearing the end of the explanation in the video covering why people suffer from public speaking fear you will have found the invitation to find out more about a course called 10 Steps to Powerful Public Speaking.
The course uses hypnosis.
For some people, maybe you too, the word 'hypnosis' is a red flag alert.
As soon as they hear or read it, they remember some sort of story about what happened to a man who went to a show. He got hypnotized, and ran around the stage barking maniacally at the audience.
Or the woman who, when told she was Elvis, broke into a hip-swiveling rendition of Heart Break Hotel.
This course is not that. That is stage hypnosis. Its purpose is to entertain, to amuse.
This is hypnotherapy - therapy that is based on, and uses, hypnotic techniques. Its sole purpose is to heal, to enable the person using it, you, to live more fully and confidently.
Click this link Is what you've heard about hypnosis true or false? to watch the video 'How hypnosis really works' and to get clear on common myths and misconceptions about hypnosis.
And then if you want to know more about the people and the company behind 10 Steps to Powerful Public Speaking, please click this link About Hypnosis Downloads and Uncommon Knowledge. You'll see they are a highly professional reputable company with numerous reviews endorsing their services.
Are you ready to imagine yourself as a confident capable speaker?
And are you ready to begin making that your reality?
This multi-media self-paced course, prepared by Mark Tyrell, one of the co-founders of Hypnosis Downloads, covers ten aspects that make up feeling good about public speaking.
Each step is fully documented in the course manual (work book) and supported by a carefully crafted audio download. The recommended dosage is one audio session per day.
This is anywhere, anytime learning. Download to your computer, tablet, or phone and listen to your session whenever and where ever is best for you.
It's discreet. (You don't have to explain to anyone about where you are going and why.) It's affordable, and comes with a no questions asked, money back guarantee.
When you break out of the vicious circle of public speaking fear that's been holding you back you gain in so many ways.
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