The Women Speakers Association (WSA) recently released “Voices of the 21st Century: Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Women Who Make a Difference” featuring essays from 50 women, including yours truly. In this video, Gail Watson, CEO and co-founder of WSA, interviews me about my chapter and story, “Unleashing My Voice.”
Category Archives: Overcoming the Fear of Speaking
Did you miss any of the contributions to Speaking Palooza 2019? This post gives you the highlights — and a downloadable planner and workbook to help you make the most of this information.
The words “public speaking” often strike fear in the hearts of many an otherwise brave soul. In Felicia Slattery’s college public speaking class, and later in her business working with business professionals to develop their speaking and businesses, she’s witnessed strong, powerful people reduced to a bundle of nerves, nearly unable to put a sentence together because of public speaking anxiety. In this post, she shares some tips on how to move forward and overcome this fear.
Are You Camera Shy? How To Get Over Your Fear of Being on Video [Ultimate Guide]
(Day 28, Speaking Palooza 2019)
Are you using video in your business yet? Or are you letting the fear of being on video stop you from using one of the most powerful tools available for self-promotion? If the latter, this ultimate guide article can help.
The first thing you need to understand about fear is that everyone is afraid. Fear is a basic human emotion that has kept us alive for hundreds of thousands of years. Without a healthy sense of fear, our ancestors would have been eaten by saber-toothed tigers or T-rexes straight off the bat (even thought I know we didn’t live with T-rexes). Anyway, you get my point. Fear is what stops you from taking unnecessary risks and getting yourself into serious trouble.
I’ve heard this hundreds of times – you want to get to the root of your fear and hope it will solve the problem. Unfortunately, it won’t, but let’s explore how your first negative public speaking experience may continue to affect you.
Would you like to be a more confident speaker? Watch this video where Dr. Laura Sicola shares the four words that can change how you perceive speaking.