Is it a crutch, a stepping stone, or does it depend on the situation? This question has come up often at the workshop and on the follow up calls forRead more
The Importance of Maintaining Your Progress
Tomorrow morning during my introduction, I will be emphasizing to the group members the importance of maintaining their progress after the workshop. Everyone wants to know “what is the cure,Read more
Commitment, Acceptance, and Autopilot
Do you “blackout” and can’t remember what you said while speaking? How do you put the “blackout” feeling into perspective? “You need to accept your anxiety about public speaking.” WhenRead more
What Are Your Safety Behaviors? – What Will Be Your First Step?
I’d like to share one of my first steps with you. My “safety behavior” used to be getting to the work conference room early in order to grab a seatRead more
What is the Fear of Failure Costing You?
If someone has an irrational fear of say, spiders, or snakes, they would be exposed to them in a safe environment so they can make a new association that snakesRead more
The Irony of Being Unwilling to Share Your Fear
Isn’t it strange that public speaking is known to be the greatest fear of all (followed by death!), yet most people will not tell others? Process that irony for aRead more
What Does Taking a Chance Or New Year’s Resolutions Mean to You?
It’s New Year’s Day, are you feeling the pressure? The resolutions and goal setting? How does it make you feel? What does a goal mean to you? Is overcoming theRead more
Using Fear As Our Protector – How to Take Action NOW
What if you didn’t wait until that presentation or performance comes up unexpectedly and decided to get ahead of it NOW so that you wouldn’t be living in constant anticipationRead more
Old Me Verses New Me: My Made and Maid of Honor Speech Last Month
That’s not a typo in the title. It is my play on words. If asked to give a speech at a wedding: the old me, I would have felt likeRead more
What’s The Worst That Can Happen? You Will Remain Stuck Where You Are.
A long time ago, when I first began my journey, someone said to me, “You need to accept your anxiety about public speaking.” I simply did not understand. I hadRead more
How to Stop Your What Ifs and Move Ahead Fearlessly
If you’re like me and have had public speaking or performing anxiety since you were in school, then this time of year may hold memories of that feared first dayRead more
How to Face Your Fear by Increasing Self Confidence
One of the best ways to build your confidence is to accumulate and overcome challenges. Many people think they’re confident because of their accomplishments, rather, they are confident because ofRead more