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Janet's Story of Stage Fright

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Progress

Tomorrow morning during my introduction, I will be emphasizing to the group members the importance of maintaining their progress after the workshop. Everyone wants to know “what is the cure, how long will it take?” Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet as you may...

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Commitment, Acceptance, and Autopilot

Do you “blackout” and can’t remember what you said while speaking? How do you put the "blackout" feeling into perspective? “You need to accept your anxiety about public speaking.” When I first began my journey with overcoming stage fright, this was the advice I was...

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What is the Fear of Failure Costing You?

If someone has an irrational fear of say, spiders, or snakes, they would be exposed to them in a safe environment so they can make a new association that snakes aren't scary. This is what we do at the workshop, facing what we are "irrationally afraid of", so that we...

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The Irony of Being Unwilling to Share Your Fear

Isn't it strange that public speaking is known to be the greatest fear of all (followed by death!), yet most people will not tell others? Process that irony for a moment. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld said that what this means is that when you go to a funeral, you’d rather...

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How to Stop Your What Ifs and Move Ahead Fearlessly

If you’re like me and have had public speaking or performing anxiety since you were in school, then this time of year may hold memories of that feared first day of school. Will I have to get up in front of the class? Will I have to introduce myself? Will I be randomly...

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