“I’d like to introduce myself, I’m um, er … hold on where are my notes?”
Sound like you?… Don’t feed your fears
The deadline is looming in your head. You need to know how to make a presentation and you haven’t prepared. You start to feel sick and suffer from a range of public speaking anxiety symptoms. Can you phone in sick? What are the alternatives? Run down the fire escape? That’s not an option which means you’re bound to end up reading from your notes or talking rubbish. It’s what you did last time, remember? Facing the audience may as well be facing the firing squad.
Any of this sound familiar?
You need to know give a presentation and fast. I can help. Stop those meddling Public Speaking Monkeys® filling your head with irrational fears:
“The whole speech will go horribly wrong”… and you haven’t even started to write your script yet! Presentation anxiety often has a firm grip and unless dealt with it can lead to a phobia of presenting. If you want to hear a little more about how public speaking fear isn’t your fault – it’s those public speaking monkeys that cause you to be nervous and fearful then click on the clip below.
Why are public speaking monkeys an issue?
More often than not the monkey voices are negative internal voices that put fear and doubt in your mind about your presenting abilities. Do you find anxiety sometimes stops you even trying to get up to speak?
These voices then ultimately discourage you from talking in front of others altogether. Do you look for ways to avoid talking? Always the last to volunteer?
The voices or Public Speaking Monkeys can mean we build up anticipation further so we spend more time thinking about the worry rather than preparing. Do you find you spend more time worrying than practising?
ULTIMATELY you won’t do your best because of the monkeys inside your head. You’ll probably have to give your speech regardless. But it’s not comfortable, you don’t enjoy it but at least you’ve done it, because you needed to. Phew! Time for a stiff drink.
Listen to part 2 of Kate Robbins interviewing me live. We discuss my multi-award winning approach, go briefly through the “3 steps to Taming Your Public Speaking Monkeys” and even talk about accents!
Take action now get “Taming Your Public Speaking Monkeys” – check out our public speaking workshops ranging from the book and interactive home study to one to one public speaking coaching.
Tackle presentation anxiety and your fear of public speaking
Part 1. Catching your monkeys.
The first step is to catch the monkeys and then you see what it actually is that you need to overcome – it’s all about discovering what your monkey voices are saying. You’ll learn how to tune in to the voices and hear what they are saying. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly…
As you go through the process you’ll begin to decrease those nerves and anxious feelings and by the end of step 3 your public speaking fear will be gone for good…To catch the monkeys running around in your head you need to listen out for them. Don’t ignore them, they won’t go away.
Part 2: Connect with your monkeys.
This part involves you following the process step by step to identify and connect with your personal monkeys and understand why they are there. The monkeys always mean to be helpful but more often than not they’ve got confused, have misunderstood or taken things a little too personally. You may be sceptical. But this process really works. Let’s get them under control once and for all!
Part 3: Challenge your monkeys.
This is the part where the magic happens! But beware you have to have done the previous steps correctly or the magic won’t work! By challenging the public speaking monkeys you decrease their power and hold over you. You no longer need to be fearful.
Don’t worry, the public speaking monkeys are all in your mind. Literally. So that means that when we learn to catch them, connect with them and challenge them, you’ll be able to speak without anxiety and with real inner confidence.
So what’s stopping you? There’s nothing to fear but fear itself. Tackle your public speaking anxiety and tame those mischievous monkeys now.
Imagine how nice it will be once you have tamed your monkeys and you next stand up to speak, those presentation nerves will disappear. You’ll feel calm, communicate with clarity and speak with confidence.
Taming your public speaking monkeys ® training workshops
Get rid of public speaking nerves & presentation anxiety for good!
Learn on 1:1 basis personally with Dee.
I’ll teach you how to banish your nerves to become a calm, confident, and influential public speaker. If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there’s a good chance that you have public speaking monkeys. When I talk about public speaking monkeys, I mean the negative, internal voices that put doubts in our mind about our presenting abilities (“You don’t know what you’re talking about”… “You’re going bright red”… “You’ll forget what to say” – those sorts of things). We all have them.
The good news is no matter how big your monkeys, they can be tamed. We’ll work through my multi-award-winning technique together, using my Taming Your Public Speaking Monkeys book as a step-by-step guide.
Taming is the critical first step to rid yourself of the fear. Once the nerves have gone, the programme includes tips and techniques for mastering the art of public speaking – things like how to structure your talk, how to practise effectively, and how to engage with the audience. I have transformed hundreds of people just like you into cool, calm speakers who actually enjoy it.
Take a look at the brochure to find out more about the training, or give me a call to discuss the best option for you.
Depending on which programme you chose it takes can take between 6 – 12 weeks to complete (though some do it very much faster if they have a presentation coming up!!! )
Imagine how it’s going to feel, when in 6 weeks time you can stand up and give a talk to any group of people calmly and with confidence. Download the full brochure now!
Imagine giving a presentation at work and your knees no longer sound like a pair of castanets knocking loudly. Instead you stand tall and feel and totally calm – knowing you’ll remember all the important points you need to say.
Imagine giving a speech and the audiences are engaged, nodding along with your words and interacting with you. You easily answer any questions they ask.