IT CAN BE FRIGHTENING
If speaking in front of people terrifies you then attending a public speaking course probably also does.
You might worry that you will get it wrong, look stupid, be put on the spot and embarassed or humuliated.
None of that happens during Fall in Love with Presenting.
Instead FILWP is a gentle, light-hearted and fun course where you get to overcome your fear and learn step-by-step exactly how to deliver great and enjoyable presentations regardless of your current levels of fear or experience.
Once that happens, you’re well on your way to start enjoying the art of presenting.
The most outstanding course
It is ‘hands down’ one of the most outstanding professional development courses I have ever done – I only wish I had done it years ago!
This course is not only unique, inspiring and totally empowering, it identifies and eliminates any blocks and fears you have around speaking in public and leaves you with the confidence to deliver an engaging presentation!
The connection created in that room over the course was unforgettable…it‘s an experience I will treasure forever!
Bennie is truly a remarkable man and his techniques are ‘game changing’ ! I can‘t thank him, his wonderful team and all the beautiful attendees enough for the confidence they have instilled in me and I highly recommend his course to everyone.
A life changing event!
Attending the course was one of the greatest things I have done for myself in a very long time – it was a life-changing event!
I always found it difficult to engage my audience and usually did my presentations in monologue; now I have a recipe to change all that. You have a refreshing and amazing presentation style and I learnt so many things that I will be able to apply – and it was a really fun way of learning.
A great confidence builder
This course is SO much more than learning presentation skills (which, by the way, were also fantastic!) This course will touch you on a deeply personal level and encourage so much personal growth.
It was a great confidence-builder for me and I came away with many skills that I can take with me through my every day life.
I felt so blessed to witness the growth of a beautiful group of people; to see them grow from being apprehensive about the whole experience, not really knowing what to expect, to confident, enthusiastic speakers wanting to get up and share their skills, and witnessing the love, support and friendships built with the participants over the weekend was palpable. I would highly recommend this course!
COMMON FEARS OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF PEOPLE
Being afraid of speaking in front of people is no joke
You might be getting anxious or start sweating or feel your heart beating faster even just reading this.
When it comes to speaking in front of people, people often worry that they will …
Sweat, stutter, blush, stumble over or forget their words.
Bore the audience.
Be unable to answer a question.
Look (and feel) incompetent or like an idiot.
Be embarassed or humiliated.
They also sometimes think that they can’t do great presentations because…
They have nothing important or original to say.
They do not have what it takes to be a good presenter.
They don’t know enough.
They’re not smart/articulate/[…fill the blank…] enough.
Their past presentations weren’t good.
They’re not good enough or not worth listening to.
WHAT YOUR BRAIN HAS TO DO WITH IT
When you get anxious your nervous system goes into overdrive and pumps your body full of adrenaline. Now your heart rate goes up, you start sweating, blushing or trembling or you go into full-on panic mode.
Next your thinking brain shuts down and you can’t think clearly, you forget your words or freeze up (or say things you didn’t mean to), waffle and can’t answer questions coherently. This leaves you feeling humiliated and embarrassed, not to mention determinded to NEVER present again… until the next time you have to, at which point you are even more nervous than last time.
This is a frightening self-perpetual cycle or terror if there ever was one.
Ever been unable to remember someone’s name or the answer to a question under pressure only to remember it afterwards when the pressure was off? Exactly.
WHY IT'S USUALLY A BAD IDEA TO FORCE YOURSELF TO 'GET OUT THERE'
Forcing yourself to ‘get out there’ to conquer your fear of public speaking is usually a bad idea as you won’t overcome anything by repeatedly retraumatising yourself. If anything, it just keeps you endlessly anxious.
Remember that unlike popular belief, practice does in fact not make perfect, it makes permanent.
SO NOW WHAT?
Two things need to happen for you to start delivering presentations that you (and your audience) enjoy.
You need to be shown how to release the overwhelming fear of public speaking so that you can become a more confident, relaxed and natural speaker.
You also need to be taught exactly how to how to struture, prepare for and deliver ace presentations, step-by-step.
That’s exactly what #FILWP is all about.
The most important thing however (and before that can happen) is for you to decide that you’ve had enough of being controlled and held back by this intense fear, and to do something about it.
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