Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Public Speaking Doesn't Have to be SPOOKY

Halloween makes us think of the spooky things that go bump in the nite or fiendish hauntings that rise the hairs on the back of our necks. All manner of ghoulish creatures, hellish haunted houses and terrifying horror films conjure within us a clear state of unease. Most often though, the scariest things are less fantastic and more true to real life. According to most studies on common fears, glossophobia or the fear for public speaking consistently tops the list. Oddly enough, it is the least likely to cause bodily damage or death. Why then, do most fear it more than spiders, snakes and even death itself? Fear of public speaking is often based on a variety of factors that differ based upon the individual. In some it can be our past experiences, fear of social rejection or even failure. All of these fuel our natural but misguided fight or flight response. Fight of flight is our physiological reaction to events that are perceived as harmful or threatening to our very survival. Public speaking happens to prompt this response in untrained speakers and bring them into an uneasy state of mind.

Novice speakers in my public speaking courses learn the ways to control this response & master the skills of relaxation, focus and confidence while speaking. Most importantly, they relinquish the fears of speaking and realize new and boundless opportunities by doing so.

Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

On this Hallows’ evening ask yourself is it realistic to be afraid of speaking? I would say it is as real as the threat of zombie attack, chilling ghost haunting or that monster who lived under your bed when you were five. Fears only hold us if we leave them unchallenged. When you are ready – we’d love to help you master the art of fearless speaking. We should never be defined by our fear but by our courageous efforts to overcome them. Our science based curriculum will put you on the path to public speaking and leadership success. You’ll move beyond the fear to enjoy the success you deserve.

Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween!

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Joseph Guarino is a professional public speaker, trainer and owner of the Institute of Public Speaking a Boston based international public speaking & leadership training organization. As a seasoned public speaking trainer & professional speaker he enjoys helping other succeed in this worthy and rewarding craft. The Institute of Public Speaking offers a variety of public speaking courses for individuals (1 on 1 training), executive speech coaching, one day public speaking bootcamps, advanced public speaking bootcamps and public speaking seminars for corporations & groups of any size.
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