Usually the word “Toastmasters” sparks fear and resistance in my groups and workshops: “Why would I want to go there? They are professional speakers, it’s much too intimidating, I’m notRead more
I’m not here to shame you for the goals you didn’t accomplish last year.
Give yourself credit for all the things you haven’t avoided and for what you have volunteered to do outside of your comfort zone. Big and small! Or sought help (self-help,Read more
I’m the Quietest One Here, They Must Think I’m ___!
She beat herself up for years about being too shy/quiet/anxious to go out to a bar with her friends. After asking some questions, it was discovered that she doesn’t evenRead more
How Do You ‘What-If’ Yourself?
What if people see how anxious I am? What if I have another episode of panic as I’ve had in the past? What if I freeze and forget what IRead more
Focus on Your Purpose, Not Yourself
I used to be so hyper-vigilant of my anxiety while speaking, I would rush through, “hiding” and ignoring my audience. Once I learned the technique, to focus on my message,Read more
Flashback to 2010: My Top 3 Tips of My Weekend Workshop Experience as a Participant
I was at a crossroads in my life when I came across Janet’s Getting Over Stage Fright weekend workshop and books. I was running out of hope and on theRead more
Sometimes Nothing Is As It Seems
I’ve had many calls recently with potential workshop attendees and I love sharing memories of previous workshops. I’ve seen and heard it all for the past 9 years now, sinceRead more
My First 3 Guest Speaker Events – Behind the Scenes
I was asked to be a guest speaker at 3 networking events last month, and they all fell in the same week! When it rains, it pours! Without hesitation, IRead more
A Detailed Plan of Action
One helpful way to start taking action is to be held accountable with your commitment to overcome this fear. Accountability will eliminate the time and effort you spend on unproductiveRead more
Stop Limiting Yourself by Your Past and Move Forward with Self-Confidence
Your body and mind processed that first flood of anxiety as trauma and has been reacting to it ever since. No matter what the cause or severity of it was,Read more
My Recent Anxiety Setback and What I Did About It
My anxiety setback was awful. I got out of the routine of practicing my social and speaking anxiety maintenance towards the end of last year due to circumstances that needed myRead more
Stepping Stones and Hierarchies
I lived my life feeling overly anxious for many years, too caught up in the cycle of fear to do anything about it. Living a self-limited life. Until the painRead more