As a senior manager, you are used to making tough decisions. You work under pressure. You hire, you fire. You liaise with senior colleagues every day. You’ve been doing this for a long time. So why on earth does your face still go red when you are giving a presentation?
Going red is one of the most common speech anxiety symptoms. When you go red in the face or neck, it’s a vicious cycle. As soon as you feel the warmth spreading, it makes you lose your cool…literally! Even if you avoid it happening on one occasion, it’s likely to happen the next time.
The best way to deal with going red is to treat the cause not the symptom. So what is the cause? Stress and anxiety is created by what we call ‘Public Speaking Monkeys’ – those voices of self-doubt that say negative and discouraging things. They may tell you that you’re a rubbish presenter or that you’re going bright red or alert you to the fact that your voice sounds squeaky.
For many years now, we’ve been working with professional clients to tackle and tame their Public Speaking Monkeys. We really get to the root of your public speaking issues. Once the mind-set is taken care of, the skill-set is the easy part. Our method provides lasting results, including confidence that you’ll notice in all aspects of your life. By taming your monkeys, you will feel differently about your old your fears, gain confidence, and become a calm speaker who might actually enjoy public speaking. Oh, and there will be no more going red!
So what are you waiting for? If you suffer from going red during presentations, it’s time to take action.
You can buy our book Taming Your Public Speaking Monkeys: Building confidence for public speaking and presentations, or you could read more about our multi-award winning one-to-one training programmes.
If you have any questions, or are ready to get started, please get in touch.
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