THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING IS VERY COMMON

Most people have a fear of public speaking, which typically consists of the fear of:

  • Forgetting your words.
  • Being asked a question that you cannot answer.
  • Having to deal with a bored or challenging audience.
  • Blushing, sweating, or stuttering.
  • Looking stupid or incompetent.

WHAT THESE FEARS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING HAVE IN COMMON

All these different flavours of the fear of public speaking are really about us being afraid of being humiliated.

Since we have all been humiliated, embarrassed or belittled and therefore know how excruciatingly painful that is, of course we want to avoid at all costs feeling like that ever again.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE

People who want to overcome their fear of speaking in front of people usually fall into one of these two categories:

  • They have to do presentations, e.g. at work or committees
  • They have a message or a business or a dream that they’d love to share with people but am too scared to do it.

The impact of (and problem with) not overcoming your fear of public speaking is significant.

If you fall in the first category where you have to present, you probably just white-knuckle your way through it as best you can, hating every moment of it and afterwards feeling humiliated or ashamed.

If you’re of the second category then you probably avoid speaking in front of people at all costs and you, your dreams and/or your business suffer for it.

THE SOLUTION

Overcoming your fear of public speaking is easier than you think and it does not have to involve medication like beta-blockers, imagining the audience naked or any of the myriad of ‘tips’ that are so glibly offered by those who have no idea how petrified you are.  All of these are at best coping mechanisms, and sometimes not even very good ones at that.

Truly overcoming your fear of public speaking involves releasing the phobia from the limbic brain (also called your emotional brain and like a lot of things in life it’s easy if you know how.

Ever better, you can do it yourself and you can get started right away for free by watching this video:

Even though it might take more than 5 minutes to undo a lifetime of fear, consistently doing your own tapping will help you overcome your fear of public speaking before you know it.

Bennie Naudé

Bennie Naudé

Creator, Fall in Love with Presenting & International Trainer

IN SUMMARY

  • All fears of public speaking are about wanting to avoid feeling humiliated.
  • You cannot overcome this fear with ‘coping mechanisms’; the answer is in your limbic (emotional) brain.
  • Simple EFT tapping exercises can start making the way for you to permanently overcome your fear of public speaking.
  • Start overcoming your fear of public speaking for free here.