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Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

Saturday, January 10th, 2009 : Read 551 Times

Fear of public speaking is listed as the number one fear in the US, and number three in the UK.

In most studies, people are more afraid of public speaking than death.

Imagine that.

Or, if you’re one of the majority of people who list it there, you don’t have to imagine it. You live it.

Most people don’t know this about me, but until my late 20s, I was incredibly shy.

I was very social with people I knew, but I had a crippling shyness that kept me from meeting new people, advancing in my careers and, though I could always sing on stage easily, from public speaking.

That changed when I let it go with a 15 minute NLP technique, but even with the shyness gone, I still had a hard time composing myself on stage.

All of that melted away when I took Trainer’s Training.

Essentially, Trainer’s Training turns you into a confidence machine, so that any time you need to present in front of people, it becomes easy and effortless.

Plus, you learn things like group rapport, the Charisma Pattern, the Vulnerability Pattern, and how to put massive numbers of people into trance, and more. Plus, you become certified to teach NLP, Hypnosis and TIME Techniques to others.

But all of that doesn’t help you unless you sign up right now. And that’s a $7,000 course!

So, I’m going to give you a few pointers to help you eliminate stage fright on your own.

  1. Turn that Frown Upside Down
    Or rather, turn that fear on it’s ear. We’re going to turn that fear or nervousness into excitement.

    Emotions are simply energy in motion. They don’t stay still, otherwise we wouldn’t feel them. So, the next time you’re feeling fear or nervousness, notice where it starts and where it goes. You’ll find that it starts in some location of the body, moves through to another, and then seems to exit your body and loops back. Is it spinning front-to-back, or side-to-side? Is it moving clockwise or counter clockwise. Notice the movement and close your eyes. Now visualize it. Look at what color it is.
  2. Now, move it outside of your body and begin to slow it down until it stops and reverses, spinning in the opposite direction. As it begins spinning, notice it change to another color, like blue. Now put it back into your body and spin it faster and faster and faster. Notice how much better this emotion feels as excitement!

  3. Focus Outside – Not Inside
    One of the reasons people become nervous during public speaking is that they’re focusing too much on their internal world. When you shift your focus to the outside world and connect with your audience, the anxiety, fear, nervousness and stress of public speaking simply fall away.
  4. Develop a powerful anchor
    Once you’re up on stage, it’s too hard to think of things like spinning the emotion, consciously. You need the powerful, confident feeling to come up automatically. This is where anchors come in handy.

    Anchoring is a technique you can learn in Neuro-Linguistic Programming trainings that is borrowed from Ivan Pavlov. Remember learning about him? He’s the guy in 1904 who found out that you can make a dog salivate with a tuning fork just by ringing the tuning fork over and over again when the dog is salivating for food. The repetition causes a neurological connection between the stimulus and the response.

    Thankfully, humans are able to set up these anchors much faster than the dogs (and we don’t drool as much!)

    When you think about creating an anchor for stage presence, decide on what positive states you’d like to be able to recall instantly, such as confidence, power, charismatic and happy. Then you can anchor each positive state in the same place, and with a single touch, it’s like flipping a switch. All of those feelings come back at once.

Stage fright is a fear that grips many, but that can actually be overcome easily with a few NLP techniques.

If you’re not totally familiar with these techniques, or if you would like to take the fastest road possible to eliminating stage fright, then come to my Speaking to Profit live training event.

In this transformational event, you’ll:

  • Eliminate stage fright once and for all, and practically overnight!
  • Create a powerful anchor called the Speaker’s State, so that anytime you get up in front of a group, you are automatically energized, confident and ready to speak.
  • Feel confident in front of groups of any size
  • Create deep rapport with audiences at an unconscious level
  • Present charismatically using the the nlp model of charisma
  • Deliver your presentation so that people listen by using the four styles of human learning in a specific order. This is a key element to powerful presentations that most speakers bureaus and pratice groups have never even heard of!
  • Be powerfully influential and persuasive with language patterns used by hypnotists, marketers and politicians to engage and enthrall large groups of people.
  • Learn to sell from stage using NLP
  • And so much more...

I only teach this training once per year, so it's important to register as soon as you see this.

Click here to enroll and eliminate stage fright and so much more

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