What Part Of Public Speaking Makes You Nervous?

The public part or the speaking part? The following Facebook comments from fellow Toastmasters provide a deeper insight than I imagined: Author W. Faye Portman: “Speaking [part]. Saying the wrong thing.” Linda Thompson: “Pubic part. I like talking.” Clark Pierce: “For me it’s the public part depending on the audience and topic. I gave a speech about failure … Read more

Practicing Panic Makes You A Better Speaker

Why is embracing panic so important? Because… Appearing calm under pressure is a sign of leadership. Not knowing how to respond to panic can prevent you from starting in the first place. Fear of public speaking. Fear of failure. Fear of getting punched in the face. Fear of starting your own business. Fear of looking stupid … Read more

How To Take The Fear Out Of Competing – Workshop

Take The Fear Out Of A Speech Competition – Workshop During the workshop (part of the Regret Nothing™ Series), I asked audience members to describe what their speech competition fears are: I’m afraid I’ll trip and fall on the way to the stage. Everybody is looking at me and judging me. I’m overly concerned about … Read more

Michael Bay Doesn't Have To Suck At Public Speaking

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Reported as the Michael Bay meltdown, the film director of the Transformers movies totally crashed and burned while speaking on stage at CES 2014 in Las Vegas! But Michael Bay doesn’t have to suck at public speaking! What went wrong Here’s how Michael Bay totally screwed up on stage at CES … Read more

New Year's Resolution – This Year You Are A Public Speaking Badass!

Last year was the last year that you let the fear of public speaking stop you! Last night you made a New Year’s Resolution: This year you are a badass! Contact me and we’ll start a “Screaming Confidence” program designed for you!

Public Speaking Tip: The 4-Hour Speech Draft

Draft a speech on Monday to be delivered 4 days later, on Friday. Turns out I spent only 4 hours crafting the 10 minute speech. And it went really well! Inspired by an article in Toastmaster Magazine’s April 2011 edition entitled “How to Write Your Speech in One Hour” (pg. 8), I set out with … Read more

How I Overcome Butterflies and Feel Confident When Speaking

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Fear of Public Speaking – An Approach That Works!

I used to think I needed to win the war against the fear of speaking in public – to stomp fear into the ground, kick its ass! Actual experience reveals that being friendly with fear is so much more empowering, long-lasting and super-duper kick-ass! Toastmasters has been a huge help in providing a place to … Read more

Life Coach Reid Walley – Toastmasters Speech 3 – Fear of Public Speaking

[viddler id-2153bb87 h-370 w-437] “Fear of Public Speaking – A Small Tutorial.” My first Toastmasters speech without notes. So glad I did this one without notes so I could have the experience on my resume! Toastmasters speech #3 (5-7 min). Official qualifying time: 7:17 (which is within the 30 sec wrap-up margin) . Capital City … Read more