Overcoming Shyness To Control Public Speaking Fear

Overcoming Shyness: Why?

One of the main roots of public speaking fear is shyness and for some, overcoming shyness is one of the hardest things to do. Those that are afraid to speak in front of a group suffer from extreme shyness of one form or another. Overcoming that shyness can lead to a boost in confidence, which can lead to controlling your fear of public speaking or even stage fright.

Overcoming Shyness Leads To Controlling Your Public Speaking Fear

Overcoming Shyness Leads To Controlling Your Public Speaking Fear

There are no overnight cures for fear of public speaking or overcoming shyness. Anyone promising you that is selling a lie. If overcoming shyness and, ultimately, controlling your public speaking fear are you goals, you need time and practice, plus a willingness to learn.

In this 5 part video series, I will teach you one method that has worked by building on small successful steps. You learn to ease out of your shy shell and become a more open, talkative person. I’ll show you how you have many opportunities during your day to practice these steps and how having these opportunities provide you with a safe and secure place to learn.

Once you’ve mastered these small steps, I’ll show you real world examples of how you can take what you’ve learned to the next level. Once you’re here, you should be able to feel more confident talking than you ever have felt before.

Having this kind of confidence will eventually lead you to feeling comfortable giving speeches or presentations. It doesn’t matter if you’re speaking in a board room, class room, or any other kind of room – a confident speaker is a fearless speaker. I’m not guaranteeing that you’ll be flawless or give the next great speech. I will say that after you work with these exercises, you should be able to learn how to become more confident talking in front of people.

If you’re willing to change, then I can help you get there. Watch these 5 videos and see how building your confidence will lead to a better life (at least when speaking in front of others).

Overcoming Shyness To Control Fear: A 5 Part Video Series


3 Tricks For Controlling Public Speaking Fear

As Featured On EzineArticlesWhether you are giving a full blown speech to a group of hundreds, giving an update during a meeting, or having to do a oral presentation in class – if you have a fear of public speaking, this can seem like the end of the world to you. However, even though you have a fear of public speaking, stage fright, or whatever label you want to put on it, you can get through the experience and possibly even enjoy it.

Here are three tips to help you the next time you have to get up and speak.
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Public Speaking Quote [10] Seth Godin

“Before someone can change, they have to learn, and before they learn, they have to cease being scared.”
– Seth Godin

I think this says it all. Before you can be a better public speaker, you have to cease to be afraid of it. However, with public speaking, there is room to be a little scared. The fear can be used to keep you honest, keep you alert, and keep you grounded.

In your quest to conquer your fear of public speaking, ask yourself this: What have I learned so far? Who can I ask for help? Where have I found the best advice?

If you keep striving to overcome your fear of public speaking (or any other fear for that matter), you will achieve your goal. You just have to keep believing and keep learning.

10 Public Speaking Resources

I’m a big believer in ongoing learning. To this day I still study things that I know that I’m good at. It’s goes to the success principle of “sharpening the saw” – or honing your skills. This list has books, audios, and videos that can greatly improve your public speaking skills.
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Act “As-if”

When it comes to public speaking, there’s usually two types of people:

  • Those who LOVE it
  • Those who HATE it

I know that hate is a strong word but I think it’s an appropriate description of those who have a fear of public speaking. For the majority of people the latter is true. There’s a lot that you can do to work on your fear: deep breathing exercises, practice, hypnosis, etc. However, what if you’re still not at the level you want to be but still have to give a speech or presentation?
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