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Fear of public speaking – an awkward history.

Fear of public speaking – an awkward history.

Speaking Easily 200 hundred years and speaking in public is still not easy.   The term speakeasy wandered into English slang in the UK under the cloak of "speak softly shop" in 1823, appeared in Australia around 1837 and the US in 1889. So we have been talking...

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Is there really any wrong way of doing stuff?

Is there really any wrong way of doing stuff?

WHAT DOES THE 'WRONG WAY' MEAN? Dragons - is it wrong to believe in them?   PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS TELL YOU WHAT IS WRONG What have you always been told that you have been doing it wrong? 'It' can range from: walking - many of us have all our lives apparently (thank...

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Speaking in Public from the Dark Side

Speaking in Public from the Dark Side

PUBLIC SPEAKING AT ITS WORST   Hello all, I am taking a different tack with this Blog! Addressing bullying - the killer of self-confidence! I am always talking about ways to boost your self-confidence, face your fears and...

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Public Speaking – Top 10 Fear Busters

Public Speaking – Top 10 Fear Busters

TOP 10 WAYS TO INTERRUPT THE FEAR SPIRAL   These top 10 have been tested by our team and our clients many times over.   These simple activities have been successful in disrupting the behaviour that is displayed by many of you when you are in fight or flight...

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Just do it! Is that enough for speaking in public?

Just do it! Is that enough for speaking in public?

Preparation is key before you get up to speak. Here are some things to think about BEFORE you get up to speak.   It takes a bit of practice and a lot of confidence to stand and speak on demand.   Most people avoid that and only a few bravely battle on....

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Are you ready for a standing ovation?

Are you ready for a standing ovation?

  How to Conquer the Fear of Public Speaking  Theo Tsaousides Ph.D. This is a  'look at and discuss research findings' day for the BLOG. This article offers some very useful general tips to get the fearee (new word creation from me) started towards becoming a...

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What is the safest activity in the world?

What is the safest activity in the world?

Is death really the preferred option? “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket...

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