Raise your hand if the following apply (be honest, it's only you here)
I have fear around public speaking
apprehension around appearing stupid, foolish, or lacking credibility in front of your peer and colleagues
anxiety around perceived judgment from others
a tendency to ramble and lose focus when communicating your thoughts or ideas
you experience challenge with listening and responding with confidence
you hate your voice when you speak in public
you experience sweaty palms, shortness of breath, tense body, loss of focus or blurry vision, memory lapse...
We will address all of these issues through playful and experiential exercises, rooted in a strong foundation of practical skill building for effective presentation skills. We got you. Let's do this.
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Myth #1 debunked: I will never be good at public speaking
False!!! Fear is our greatest adversary in finding confidence in public speaking AND, in this context, it's completely imaginary. This means we impose a false sense of consequence on ourselves, inherently limiting our full potential. You're awesome. You don't need to do that to yourself.
Myth #2 debunked: People aren't interested in what I have to say
Who cares?! That's their loss. It is your job as the speaker or presenter to be engaging and demand their participation. That is all that is within your control. If you do your bit to rock the house and people are still checking out, that's on them and could be a result of a million things that have nothing to do with you.
Myth #3 debunked: If I don't do well at presenting, then I fail as a person
Oh honey. Public speaking isn't about you! It's about sharing information with others and ensuring your message was heard. Period. How you perform is not a reflection of your personal value. You cannot equate professional accomplishment to personal validation. That's like friends and money...they just shouldn't mix 'cause it gets messy.
ALSOOOOOO...Failure is f**king awesome. It is the glorious gift of new information.