It’s an hour before your speech, you're rustling though notes, hoping that no one is going to heckle you for any minor excuse, or pull you up to correct you over a technicality.
You're so busy trying to anticipate what may go wrong, that you forget to focus on what you want to go right.
You may be nervous, nauseous, have a stomach full of butterflies. You're pacing around the floor in the vain hope that you can distract yourself from your perceived insecurity.
According to Westside Toastmasters website, speaking in public is the number-one fear. As fear factors go, it even beats death and loneliness!
If this seems familiar, there are two things you should know
1.) You’re not alone
2.) You can train yourself to overcome your insecurities
One piece of information a wise old dance teacher told me, it’s okay to have nervous energy, not nervous nerves. There are many strategies and exercises to help you overcome your difficulty in public speaking.
If you’d like to know more, contact me here.
Contact: David Gillman - The Mindset Mechanic