Archive for the fear of public speaking Tag

What You See Is What You Get: WYSIWYG

“How the theater of the mind can be generated by the machinery of the mind is an unfathomable mystery” – Edward Lewellen The images, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings our minds can produce are amazing!  When we stop to take a few seconds to experience these sensations, it can become as if we are right back into the event we are thinking about.  This can Read More...

The Truth About Fears Revealed

Fears are a natural part of life and are designed to protect us from hurt and pain. If, for example, you have an experience of almost drowning in the ocean, your mind may cause you to be afraid of ever going into a body of water again. The chances of you having the same traumatic experience in the water again is minute, but the protection mechanism in your mind doesn’t want to Read More...

A Challenge to Sales-Driven Organizations

Do sales make a difference to you and your organization?  Actually, I don’t know of any organization where sales aren’t important!  It doesn’t matter whether it is a for-profit, not-for-profit, religious, or any other type of organization, sales are important.  Because your time is important, I want to immediately address the challenge I’m making to all sales-driven organizations and then share with you why it’s so very Read More...

We Are All Salespeople: Why are Some Better Than Others?

We’re all salespeople.  No matter how introverted or shy you are; no matter how much you believe you hate salespeople, you are one.  Take a moment and think about it: In order to influence another person to get what you want, you have to ‘sell’ them on the idea and then to act upon it.  Below are a few ways you can become one of Read More...

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Can You Conquer a Mild Fear of Public Speaking?

If you took the brief assessment from my last blog on public speaking, you now have an indication of just how severe you have the fear of it.  So, let’s start with the people who have a mild case, because those will have the least amount of work to do. I once heard Cloe Madanes, of Robbins-Madanes fame (http://www.getrmt.com/) say that she used to tell people that she Read More...

Public Speaking – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Audience?

French philosopher Jean de la Bruyere said, “There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking”.  Wouldn’t you agree?  There isn’t much worse that to sit through a presentation, whether in a large convention or in an office setting, where a person can’t effectively communicate. An interesting fact is that most people are more afraid of Read More...