The fear of public speaking is experienced by a lot of people, whether in a professional or private capacity. It does not have to be a big speech in front of hundreds, simply being in the limelight, all eyes focused on you at best man speeches, presentations at work, or even simply introductions in social settings or meetings can evoke feelings of anxiety in people.
Whilst feelings of mild apprehension are quite normal in such situations, for some people this feeling can be so intense that they avoid such situations at all cost. Although this fear of public speaking is not a disorder, it is certainly a problem because it stops people achieving their potential or enjoying the events of their lives to the full. Hypnotherapy and CBT for social anxiety is an effective way to overcome the fear of social situations or to speak in personal or business events.
If you are nervous or apprehensive about speaking in public or social settings:
You might worry about what people think about you.
You might worry about your ability to complete or achieve things.
You might worry that people are not interested in what you have to say.
You might worry about not being intelligent or capable enough
You might worry about disappointing people whose opinion you value
But Most of all you worry about being ashamed by FAILURE
The fear of being judged creates a negative feedback loop which can be difficult to break out of. The frustration with yourself and the negative self-talk is released. You can learn to gain more control over your emotions and feel more confident at the same time. As you develop a confident voice you can release the habit of applying excessive pressure and negative thoughts. Your critical inner voice eases or stops so you can regain control. You see yourself as a good confident presenter and feel really positive about that. The feedback loop turns the other way, and for every calm, positive, confident experience you have, you feel happier in all areas of life.
When you present you not only deliver information, you deliver yourself. It is an opportunity to make an impact and a lasting impression.
If you can maximise the opportunity, it will give you an edge in getting others to act, and in producing the outcomes you want. When you give an impression of confidence, it will enable you to be perceived as articulate and competent.
The basis for an effective presentation is thorough planning and preparation as well as defining the desired outcome clearly before preparing the presentation. But that is not all, it is vital to handle presentation fears and nerves and to understand your audience – what do they know and how do they think and feel and what will make a memorable impression on them. It is not enough to simply pass on information.
Ask yourself, how will what you have to say be remembered by them?
Learn how to handle presentation fears and nerves partucularly during public speaking.
Learn how not to sabotage yourself with self-defeating thoughts.
Learn how to be comfortable in social occasions.
Learn presentation skills that will increase your confidence.
Let me help you to develop your owns style and to look, act and sound confident.