The US National Institute of Mental Health estimates 19.2 American adults–8.7 per cent of the population–suffer from one or more phobias like fear of speaking in public. Every authentic, well-researched register of human fears lists this phobia right up there among our top terrors.
The terror doesn’t apply to public speaking only. It affects millions who have to, or would like to act, play or perform but find the anticipation so stressful that it diminishes or even stymies their ability to function.
Are you prepared to believe that the most terrified victims of public performance phobia can overcome their horror? And that many go further, developing a skill and confidence that they would have thought impossible this side of the grave?
For many, the dread of delivering even a short presentation to a handful of colleagues can induce life-changing restrictions.
If you answered ‘yes’ to any one of these says you could use some confidence-building help using my self-paced program Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking.
Let’s start by dispelling the myths that surround speaking in public. In 20 years of coaching terrified people to speak and perform, I’ve learned the main five are:
1. Public speaking is always stressful Most new challenges involve a degree of doubt. Remember getting on your bike for the first time? You thought you’d never master it, but you did.
Like millions before you, you can learn how to speak with ease. You just need the right coach, correct techniques...Read More detail