This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with C.C. Culver, a former software engineer that has worked on NASA missions. With more than 25 years experience as a speaker, she currently coaches people about public speaking, helping them gain confidence and experience. Podcast Highlights Length: […]
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By Featured Speaker Patricia Fripp You’re waiting your turn to make a speech, when suddenly you realize that your stomach is doing strange things and your mind is rapidly going blank. How do you handle this critical time period? In all of my speaking classes, students ask me how to […]
July is Freedom from Public Speaking Month. But is such a thing possible? Some say yes. I have a modified view of that opinion. – – – – – Do you have questions about public speaking? Is there a topic you’d like me to cover in a future video […]
July is Freedom from Fear of Public Speaking Month. Not being afraid, anxious or nervous in front of an audience is a goal for many people, but I’m not sure it is the right goal.
What does “freedom from fear of public speaking” mean to me?
First, it does not mean the absence of fear. It is only natural to feel at least a little nervous when in public speaking situations. Some will tell you that they don’t feel nervous at all … I think they’re lying, even to themselves. I think the nerves are there, but they’ve learned to sublimate and harness those anxious feelings to the point where they don’t even recognize them any more.
Freedom from the fear of speaking for me is attaining a balance or equilibrium with your natural nervousness so that it no longer stops you from accomplishing what you set out to accomplish.