Don’t let Fear of Public Speaking hold you back EVEN ONE MORE DAY!
|Yes, You CAN overcome a Fear of Public Speaking!
Fear of Public Speaking is the # 1 Fear in America! Maybe even the whole
WORLD! It's even more feared by more people than the fear of Death(# 2) or the fear of Snakes (#3)! The scientific
word for fear of Public Speaking is GLOSSOPHOBIA.
The fear could be of speaking to a few people
or a large audience. It could even be people you work with on a regular basis, or even family and friends.*
The dreaded talk may be a business presentation, a few words at a wedding or funeral, a book report
in school, a club meeting, testifying in court, even a career day at your child’s third grade class.*
People just like you have told me it’s not just the talk, but the problem usually starts even
before the talk. It may be in the form of pre speaking anxiety. For many people, it starts as soon as they find
out they’re going to have to talk to a group of people. And then it interferes with their sleep the night before,
and maybe several nights!*
And then there’s the physical symptoms:
- Sweaty palms or under arms, even sweaty face
- Blushing, even feeling like you may faint!
- Elevated blood pressure
- Pounding heart – so loud you KNOW the audience has to be able to hear it!
- Nausea – upset stomach
of course there’s also the dreaded:
- Racing thoughts
afraid you’re going to forget what to say
- And of course, what if you trip and fall, or push over the podium into the audience and crush someone?
And then AFTER the talk:
- The second guessing
- What did they think?
- What if I did so badly I’m going to be fired, or kicked out of the club?
- Or for some people, even worse – what if I did so
good and get asked to do it again.
How does Hypnosis
help get rid of this fear of public speaking?*
for starters, we look at changing the focus from:
Fear of Public Speaking
in Public Speaking.
And during the Hypnosis sessions, I teach you the importance of
your self talk.*
The words you say to yourself can either sabotage you (cause fear) or move you towards success (being Confident!). A
good example is when a client tells me “I’m always afraid that I might be called upon to speak at our meetings.”
Did you notice the word “always” – well always means always – doesn’t it?
Or they might say “it’s because when I was in the seventh grade I had to do a book report, and
I was so nervous I threw up in class!” OK that was then, this is now. The past does not have to equal the
And then I’ll teach you some basic self Hypnosis suggestions.
Here’s one – “I used to feel nervous
before giving a talk, and now I’m excited and confident.”
And of course we’ll do some Hypnosis during the sessions
During that time, we will address:*
- lowering the self induced stress
- the importance of being prepared
- boosting confidence
- and how to rehearse the talk in your mind in a positive way instead of catastrophizing.
is great for helping athletes and business people develop more confidence and it can be used to help you be more confident
any time you get called upon to speak to a group – whether it’s five or five hundred! My
clients have included top business executives, sales people, entertainers, pro athletes (they’re not afraid of a 300
pound line backer, but are afraid of a microphone), management, high school and college students, teachers, clergy, physicians,
even therapists and other Hypnotists! And people just like you!*
Results will / may vary from person to person based
on your desire to change and your commitment to use the tools / suggestions you are taught.
Action Resources Center --
Hypnosis of Dallas / Fort Worth
William C. Smith, Personal Coach
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Results will / may vary from person
to person based on your desire to change and your commitment to use the tools / suggestions you are taught.
Thomas Perry came to see
me for help get rid of the horrible stress and fear he was having because of a work situation involving public speaking.*
.He told me his talk was a month away and he was already obsessing
about it. He had a nervous stomach, couldn’t concentrate on his work, and had restless nights just
worrying about it.
.We worked together using Hypnosis to help him be prepared for
the BIG day!
.During the Hypnosis sessions, I would have him see himself giving the talk and feeling calm,
yet excited and enthusiastic, and afterwards see and hear his co-workers (the talk was going to be for people in his own company
– yes, he was the boss) would come up and tell him what a great job he had done. And how he would
gracefully accept their compliments.
.He came in for his last visit two days before the BIG DAY and
told me he was ready. In fact he seemed surprised that he was actually looking forward to it.
.Several days later he called me and thanked me and told me
it went better than expected and now he felt like he could address a really large group if the opportunity ever presented
.Here are a couple of more tools I gave him. During our sessions, he told me he enjoyed
golf. It helped him relax. I also asked him who would be a business person he thought
would be a confident public speaker. He said he admired Bill Gates and thought he would be confident no
matter what the size of the crowd.
.So I had him get a picture of Bill Gates (who just happened
to be one of three people on the cover of Time magazine December 26th, 2005) and tape it to
his bathroom mirror so every day he would see the picture when he was brushing his teeth and shaving and he would tell himself
he had the confidence of Bill Gates. I also had him put a golf ball in his briefcase so he could open the
brief case and hold the golf ball just before he was ready to give his talk.
might ask – was that Hypnosis? Yes – that was a tool I use in Hypnosis called Utilization –
utilizing common things a person may see, hear, or touch to remind them of the suggestions we discussed during our Hypnosis
.And recently he came in for some Sports Hypnosis to help lower
his golf score!
I’ll tell you a funny story about something
that happened to me recently I’m sure would have caused much concern for some people.
I was asked to do a TV interview about Hypnosis for North Texas
Now a television program put on by the University of North Texas film department.
I arrived early – I’m always early
– to make sure I could find the facility and find the people I would be working with. There were
a few delays. During that time, I met the guy who would be interviewing me, the producer, director, several
other staff, and even some of the other guests. One of the guests had his PR person with him.
The PR person is someone I have known for almost 20 years. I talked to both of them.
Later, I was sent a link to see the interview and realized something funny.
Would you believe that not a one of those people noticed –
or if they noticed, didn’t tell me – that one of my collar buttons wasn’t buttoned?
Now someone else would have been embarrassed, maybe even angry no one had pointed
it out. I just chalked it up to the fact that I got up three hours earlier than usual. Remember,
I don’t get up until 10 AM normally.
To me it was just – Oh well, remember to check the buttons myself
next time – maybe the night before when I select the shirt.
Did I experience Fear of Public Speaking? No – that
hasn’t been a problem for me for a long time. Besides, if I did, I could always use self Hypnosis or find a Hypnotist
colleague to help me with it, if I did.