3 Fearless Rules - The Formula For Powerful Presenting
Blast out fear once and for all. This fear-busting plan is the instant anxiety-buster you've been looking for.
It employs specific system used in Fortune 500 companies to train executives and future leaders who want to present their way to the top.
In the total system to overcome fear of public speaking, you'll find hundreds of tips and tools. But in this short article, you'll learn exactly 3 rules to follow to be ready for action in your next business presentation.
Be a fearless presenter. Get stage-ready right now.
Take a quick look at your symptoms. Do you freeze up? Do you get a dry throat; parched lips and no words come out of your mouth? If this scary combination has ever happened to you, you know what you need: presentation skills training!
Many of the professionals I work with confess that a blank mind and loss of words has troubled them for decades.
Recently, Dan, a newly hired manager pulled me aside and told me: "As soon as I get in front of the room, I always lose my thoughts. I stand there looking like an idiot - and all the words are gone!"
Why does this happen?
The answer is simple. Standing in front of a group, of any size can be a terrifying experience. It stems primal wiring. A group (even a friendly one) appears to our primitive brain as 'the enemy.'
This gut instinct triggers the fight or flight reaction. While a few rare individuals jump up to engage - many people want to run out of the room as quickly as possible.
According to informal data gathered from thousands of participants, this fight-or-flight response is activated when you get ready to give a presentation. That's why your body chemistry changes and you get symptoms such as dry throat, nausea, parched lips...and a frozen brain.
Use these tips to overcome fear of public speaking. It's fast, easy and you can use it today:
Fearless Rule 1
Breathe Slowly and Deeply
In stress situations, it's natural to start breathing more rapidly. But you can intervene. Practice taking slow, deep breaths.
Not so much that you hyperventilate or feel uncomfortable. Just practice slowing your breath down a bit and letting more air fill your lungs. This is something you can practice before you go up to the front of the room.
Then, when you're in front, practice again. Calm your breathing and take a comfortably slow, deep breath.
Fearless Rule 2
Feel Your Feet
Notice what is going on in real time. Don't think about the past or future. Focus on specific sensations you feel in your body right in the moment.
This tip may sound kind of quirky. But it works. Remind yourself of sensations that are concrete and tangible. Such as: I'm standing on both feet. I can feel the ground under my feet. I am still standing here!
Get it? Stay in the moment and you'll feel calmer and more focused.
Fearless Rule 3
Look at Friends
Remember how it feels to talk to a friend, or group of friends? It feels good! You feel relaxed, at ease and comfortable.
Instead of viewing your audience as enemies, consider them to be friendly. This shifts the automatic reaction and puts you in a calm, centered state of mind.
Of course, if you don't know your audience, make a quick adjustment with this tactic. View people in your audience as friends you don't know yet.
By taking this step-by-step approach, you can kick fear to the curb. Conquer nervousness and reduce anxiety of public speaking. The key is to start now - and keep going. Do these tips every time you speak in public and you'll see dramatic results.
Plug in these 3 fear-busting rules - and watch your stage fright melt away.