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Learn How to Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking – by Josh Popichak

The following Article was written by Josh Popichak and published in the June Issue of Steve Harrison’s Book Marketing Update.  It is offered here by permission of the author. Have you ever had a nightmare about having to make a speech, or found yourself panicked about speaking to a group in real life? If so, […]

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Transforming Negativity into Joy!

Things quiet down at the beginning of the summer.  So, I have been taking more time for introspection.  Doing some deep inner focusing to see if I can get inspired to create some new classes.  I ask myself, “What is it that I have really learned to do in my lifetime?  What have I conquered […]

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Turning Anxiety into Excitement – Tip for Transforming Stage Fright, Fear of Public Speaking & General Anxiety

  Human emotional energy either contracts or expands.  When your energy is contracting, you feel negative emotions such as fear and anxiety, anger and sadness.  But when your energy is expanding, you feel positive emotions like excitement, joy, love and power. In this article, I’ll focus on anxiety vs. excitement. Anxiety is the contraction state […]

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Presence – The Inner Game of Speaking

  The trick to awesome speaking is not looking good on the outside, but feeling good on the inside.  You must build an inner foundation of comfort in your skin, presence, internal fullness and receptivity to the flow of other’s attention.   What trips people up about speaking is often the internal tension that distracts […]

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Handling the Panic of Change

    I write to remind myself of the mystery of life and the importance of surrendering to the support that God provides in moments when life seems scary.  Self-expression through writing, movement and sound are ways that I handle the panic when things are coming undone.  I am writing this article for myself and […]

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Healing the Mind & Body Split of Stage Fright and Fear of Speaking

  “The split between the mind and body is one of the most painful things we face.”                         –  Carla Bazemore – Founder, Yoga Lotus   Carla, my yoga teacher, reminded me that the split between the mind and body causes us humans much difficulty.  It is this same kind of mind/body split that makes […]

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Mirroring the Good: A Way of Growing Others and Yourself

  Most people are used to hearing others say what is bad and wrong about them.  That is one of the causes of fear of public speaking. It shocks people to hear all the good that you sense and see in them.  We use “mirroring the good” as a part of  our speaking training to […]

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Embracing Authenticity: Who Are You Able to Be In Front of Others?

There is something about public speaking, expressing oneself in groups, presenting or performing that triggers many people’s desire to look perfect.  It seems we just can’t give ourselves permission to be imperfect and…. well, human.  When we don’t feel safe to be genuinely who we are in front of others, we tense up the body […]

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Enjoy Being Yourself in Front of Others

Speaking to groups of people, sharing your ideas, insights and expertise can be a peak experience if you open to be yourself fully in front of others. I found myself humming the song “I Enjoy Being a Girl” yesterday.  Who knows why that song was in my head?  As I hummed, I began to think about […]

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Asking Questions of Your Audience to Connect and Release Anxiety

Many speakers allow their listeners to ask them questions, but not many ask questions of the audience.  Ellen Finklestein of ellenfinklestein.com writes an excellent article about asking questions of your audience.  I will let you read her article for yourself. At the end of her article she says it is important to plan your questions carefully.  […]

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