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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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Is public speaking dangerous?

Is public speaking dangerous?

SOUND ADVICE I came across a site where there was a wealth of Helen Keller's wisdom to choose from. If you haven't heard of her, here is some more detail about her history. I greatly admire Ms Keller and her courage and capacity to forge a life for herself.   The...

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What started all this fear response stuff?

What started all this fear response stuff?

Flight or Fight Response Did you know there is a day set aside for Rabies Day?  September 28 is World Rabies Day. As humans, we all know the lurch in the stomach and the faster breathing when we are facing danger. Well.... what our primitive brain has classified as...

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What makes the fear of public speaking real?

What makes the fear of public speaking real?

DINOSAURS AND DONKEYS  Nelson DeMille is a prolific author of adventure novels. I found a great quote attributed to him: 'Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. This led me to explore what power the fear demons have when we...

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The Squirrel-Glider Guide to Public Speaking

The Squirrel-Glider Guide to Public Speaking

WHAT DO SQUIRREL-GLIDERS HAVE TO DO WITH THIS? Squirrel-Gliders glide through the air to reach the next tree. They are not squirrels. They make a distinctive sound. They are native Australian animals. They are exceptionally cute creatures. WHAT DOES YOUR PUBLIC...

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