Want To Deliver A Knockout Speech…but your FEAR of public speaking stops you!

It’s a fact that this #1 fear that people have, has stopped thousands of people!

You have a message that you know with confidence, but your fear limits your ability!

Do you belong to that group? Well, welcome to a group that is crowded…very crowded.

#1) Write your speech out on 8×10 sheets, and put it in medium size font.

#2) Stand in front of a mirror that you’ve stood in front of many times, and read your speech out in full content, while looking into the mirror frequently. Repeat this process at least 3 times.

#3) Now take a deep & refreshing breath and read it again with pauses and style. Read it as if you were presenting a story to engaged young people, eager to listen to you. Now  smile as you present it again. Repetition is critically important here.

#4) Next present your presentation to a friend, family member or even a pet. Having an audience of any nature is a necessity for you to take control of your fear of public speaking. Now do it again, with someone else. (As the sentence goes…”How do you get to Carnegie Hall…practice, practice, practice.”)

#5) Now stand in the spot that you are to make the presentation from, or at least know the lay-out of the room and the seating configuration of your audience. All of these baby-steps rebuilds your self-esteem as a speaker. Seriously, you DO know your material, so the more you honor these simplistic steps, the easier it will become.

#6) Finally record yourself and watch your presentation. We tend to be our own worse critic, but if you see how you look and sound the “safer” you’ll feel about what you are doing. Simply because you’ve  become familiar with knowing, hearing and seeing what you look like. This is just plain powerful.

Do each of these steps, and your fear WILL be eliminated.

It IS good to have some level of anxiety, but you can minimize that fear by practice, confidence & a belief in yourself.

Seriously, you ARE worth it!

Eileen Strong shows people how to speak with confidence & clarity; and delivering their compelling message successfully!

 

“Why NOT you?”

Russell Wilson’s dad said this to his son…repeatedly…regarding his “limitations” of being only 5’11”!
Coaches questioned whether he really could be a solid, successful quarterback and that size would hinder him.

Obviously he proved everyone wrong…as did all of his incredible teammates. Think you can, think you can’t was proven again to be right. They thought they could and they DID!

When you are making a presentation…know that you CAN make a great presentation…..and you WILL.

Remember, know your material.
Know your audience.
And KNOW that you will make a great presentation….and you will!
Just like Russell Wilson!

Call me to find out how great of a presentation YOU can make!
732-389-3868…..a simple call with powerful results!

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Do you wish no one could see you whenever you speak?

Do you wish no one could see you whenever you speak?

How often have you felt terrified about speaking in pubic?
According to statistics, it STILL remains the #1 fear that people have.
Most people do not have the self confidence to stand up in front of an audience and speak with credibility and clarity….and have impact on their audience.
But you can….and will.
I have a FREE CD that you can simply download at my website EileenStrong.com and discover how to speak with less stress than ever before.
You know you have a message. You know your story is valid and important
Now share it with people who want to listen to YOU and truly enjoy what you say.
Neural Linguistic Programming is another great technique to help you reduce your fear of speaking.

Practice this sentence “I choose to be in control. Feeling confident when I speak…is ok with me!”
Say this sentence while pressing your thumb to one finger….and say it with meaning!
Continue on with each and every finger…and say it with meaning!
Success will be yours!
Try it! You’ll like your presentations….seriously!

Speak with clarity, credibility and confidence every time!

“But I don’t want to give a speech!”…or in your mind you will say…..”Oh good grief, I hate doing this….can’t somebody else do this instead of me?

How often have you turned down the opportunity to make a presentation, simply because of fear, or the thought of rejection because you simply did not want to stand up infront up a group of people and talk?

Well, this IS costing you money! In fact you are leaving money on the table, every time this fear takes control of you. The irony is that you DO KNOW YOUR TOPIC! You understand your business and your services….and most certainly you can talk about it to so many people….as long as you are NOT standing in front of someone!

This is a lost marketing opportunity….and it is time to change that! I am inviting you to listen to the recording I just did for Powerful You with Sue Urda and it will be played on February 21st. I believe it will be on at 1pm, but just double check at what time zone it will be in for you!

Join me for this incredible, content rich recording and listen and learn….and walk away with techniques that can truly make a difference for you and your business today.
It will be worth your time….and your confidence and your powerful presentation skills!

“See you” on the call!

Eileen

Public Speaking Fears….Why Is It the Worst?

I went to the NJAWBO statewide meeting Thursday, April 1st…introduced myself to many people and remained amazed how many people that I networked with, were confident talking “one to one” but terrified, literally scared of talking to a group.
Why is that?
The fear of making a mistake?
The fear of being judged by someone?
The fear of people talking about you behind their back, after you have finished?
Why?
But the fact remains….the more people that I talked to…they concurred that it truly affected them. The public podium was “not their cup of tea.” They would rather sell to a small group or individually.
In the long run…..this fear can truly affect your ‘bottom line.” Taking control of this “fear” and not letting it affect your confidence is critically important.
Work with a business/presentations coach….LIKE ME….or find one who can train you to a level of confidence…that you no longer keep making excuses.
You have heard it before…..the only fear you have is fear itself….and the acronym for fear is F.alse E.xpectations A.ppearing R.eal.
It is in your mind that is keeping and creating this fear. You can control this emotion. And it IS time to do just that.
Practice…practice….practice. In front of a mirror, and a friend or a pet. They will remain unbiased!

A man that I was networking with yesterday had a speech on being “Green” in the Garden State.
I asked him…”What is your opening sentence?” He said he was going to introduce himself….and then just proceed into his topic.
Within a minute, I told him to change his opening to:
“How many of you have ever seen Sesame Street?
“How many of you know who Kermit the Frog is”
“Well, do you remember Kermits….most famous song…..It’s Not Easy Being Green?”

He thought about this….and his colleague even encouraged him to change his opening….and he agreed!
By asking your audience a question, you engage them. This in turn makes YOU even more comfortable.
Think of the changes you can make the next time you speak. Improvement is easier than you think!
Call me for next steps….your peers will be “green” with envy….when they see the confident speaker you were meant to be!

Eileen Strong
Strong Incentives….Powerful Results…Positive Presentations!