Have this ever happened to you?
You’re the next person to speak. You’ve been dreading this moment ever since you found out you had to give the presentation. Your palms are sweating, your hands are ice cold and your whole body is trembling. Your chest feels tight and your heart is pounding so hard, it feels like it’s about to burst.
When it’s your turn to speak, you stand in front of the group, and you see all those people looking at you with expectation on their faces. Some people seem friendly and encouraging, and others seem bored and disinterested.
Your mind starts to go blank, and you can’t remember what you were going to say. Your chest feels like it’s being squeezed so tight you can’t seem to get any air into your lungs. Without any air, it feels impossible to get the words out.
You open your mouth, and you can’t think of what you want to say. All those people staring at you. All those people waiting for you to say something. Your heart is pounding so loud, you can barely hear anything else.
Is this how you feel when you’re speaking in front of a group? Does the idea of speaking in front of a group of people, especially strangers, cause you sheer terror?
What if you could feel comfortable speaking to a group of people? What if you actually looked forward to it? Impossible, you say? I can assure you, it’s not.
The description above is how I used to react when I was forced to speak in front of a group of people. Talk about the fight or flight reaction. Mine was a strong urge to flee.
But I learned tools and techniques that helped me release my fears about speaking in public. And now, I actually look forward to the opportunity to tell others about how I grew to love public speaking.
I can show you how to feel comfortable in front of a group, too, even when you make a mistake. That used to be the absolute worst for me – imagining I would mess up something when I was talking, or I wouldn’t be able to talk fluently. Now I am much more relaxed when speaking to a group, which means I’m a much better speaker.
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