Many people are crippled in their personal and professional lives by a deep fear of speaking in public. They avoid leadership roles, suffer anxiety in group settings, and refuse invitations where they might be called upon to speak.
If you struggle with being in the spotlight because you can't control your nerves and you worry about being judged, The 7 Secrets to Essential Speaking is for you.
Take the journey to go beyond scripts and performance techniques to connect to the Essence of who you truly are.
Dr. Doreen Downing is a Psychologist, Founder of the Essential Speaking Institute, and host of the Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Podcast.
She once suffered from stage fright and avoided stepping into the spotlight. In conquering her fear, she discovered that being connected to your Essence, your authentic self, is the key to relaxed and confident speaking.
She now specializes in the treatment of public speaking anxiety and is author of the book, The 7 Secrets to Essential Speaking: Find Your Voice, Change Your Life.
When fear stops you from sharing your story, the world loses out and so do you. No one benefits if they don't hear what you have to say. And you are left locked away in a smaller box of life.
The 7 Secrets to Essential Speaking
Three women who took workshops with me illustrate this unfortunate reality. Each had been living a remarkable and unique existence and had a desire to tell her story but held back from stepping into the limelight. One, the wife of a murdered underground political leader, was asked by a community organization to portray her involvement with a radical group active during the 1960s, but she was too nervous about her speaking skills to do so. Another, who had discovered a resourceful approach to living with dyslexia, wanted to spread her good news—until her stage fright stopped her short. And a successful doctor who had developed an unprecedented system of managing menopause was uncomfortable before audiences of any size.