Speaking In Public
If public speaking comes top of your list of fears, you are not alone! It is one of the most common fears/phobias. One survey a few years back suggested that even showing that speaking in public came second in the overall list of fears: at no 1 on the list was the death or serious illness/injury to a loved one; and at no 3 was dying or suffering serious injury/ illness oneself!
The dread of drying up and making a complete fool of yourself is however a self made torture rack that you can free yourself from. At the heart of the problem is misuse of the imagination.
Some of the main symptoms include:
- Racing heartbeat
- Dry mouth
- Shallow breathing
- Difficulty concentrating, mental overload
- Going red
- Forgetting words
- Nervous tics and other involuntary movements
- Sleeping problems in the run up to the “event”
Overcoming this fear does not mean that you will be entirely nerveless every time you have to do a presentation or give a speech or take part in a discussion with very able and important people. You actually need a certain amount of adrenaline to flow to sharpen the mind and help you to prepare and perform well. The secret is to learn how to make those stomach butterflies fly in formation and that involves turning the imagination from curse to cure.
To do that I use hypnosis and NLP techniques that enables people to put things in perspective, overcome their inner fears and doubts, and be able to speak confidently and well to any group of people, of any size, anywhere.
However, I also offer what most therapists cannot, and that is what I have learned from a career spent speaking in public for a living. I have over 30 years experience in business consulting, management training and development, and in that time have spoken to thousands of people across the world at conferences, courses, meetings and workshops. So if a client wishes, I can offer lots of practical advice and suggestions and, if desired, can also provide additional one to one coaching in presentation and speaking skills.
To find out more, call Gerry on 07976 701223 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Treatment can be provided online or face to face and initial consultations lasting 20-30 minutes are free of charge and in complete confidence.