Fear of Failure. The Fear of Public Speaking and the Fear of Failure go hand-in-glove. The Fear of Failure keeps many from attempting new things, especially if we believe others will become aware we failed. If they do, they might think less of us as a person, Correct? Probably not, but that "head trash" often holds Read More
Lessening the Fear of Public Speaking
The IMPOSTER Syndrome and . . .
The Fear of Public Speaking. Imagine this: You’re asked to deliver a presentation to an audience of your subordinates, peers, and bosses. Great “Speaking Opportunity!” correct? Absolutely! However, there could be challenges. What if: Many in the audience have more years of service with the company? Quite a Read More
Lessons from Coaching Clients. . .
Are Worth Sharing! I've been coaching a long time and always learn from those who hire me. The following lessons from clients helped me, and will benefit you, also. Lesson One: You are much better than you think you are. Many, when we first talk, think their presentations are poor. They talk about their fear of Read More
Jim McCraigh, The Consultants Connection, Interviews. . .
Me! Jim McCraigh is the founder of The Consultants Connection, a professional group he formed to help consultants get more clients. His Consultant’s Connection Group was created so coaches and consultants could get fresh perspectives on getting new clients in today’s world of crazy-busy prospects. In his forum, Read More
Teleprompter or Not?
oIt Depends. . . President Obama is a master at using the teleprompter. I don't believe anyone does it better. He doesn't just "read" the words on the screen to his audiences. His inflections, varying cadence, gestures, body language, and facial expressions take his rhetorical skills to levels most never attain. He makes Read More
The Fear of Public Speaking is an. . .
oEqual Opportunity Fear! It doesn't care about your age, education, or occupation. Young or not, highly educated or not, white collar or not - The Fear of Public Speaking affects up to 75% of the population. There is even a word for it - Glossophobia. It comes from the Greek language: Glosso - tongue, Phobia - Fear. Read More
Watching the Olympic Trials, I Noticed. . .
0All Those Great Athletes Have COACHES! They are the Best of the Best because they had great COACHING. Many were born with a lot of natural talent. They continually work out and hone their skills. Most have been doing this for years. More than one left home and moved hundreds, even thousands of miles, to work with the Read More
WHY Speak? Because:
0"Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!" Have you ever been expected to, or wanted to: Make a Speech. Deliver a Presentation. Present an Award. Accept a Prize. Introduce a Speaker. Toast a Bride and Groom. Hold a Press Conference. Conduct an Interview. Be a Read More
One of the Greatest Fears of Public Speaking is. . .
0"I've Got Nothing to Talk About!" "The audience probably knows way more than I do about the topic. If they don't fall asleep during my presentation, they'll be fidgeting, checking email, and looking at the clock, hoping I'll soon conclude." That is a major fear many have when it comes to public speaking. They are Read More
Speakers: Authenticity Connects. . .
0You to Your Audience! WE'RE IN THE ELECTION SEASON! Candidates are debating and delivering speeches. Speakers can learn from comments like these: • "He's Authentic." • "She's scripted, and not Authentic." • "That candidate is connecting with me." • "I have no confidence in them." • "I trust them." • "They Read More