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Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety

Waqas - The Beliefs Guy (PhD)

The only newsletter you'll ever need to overcome the crippling fear of public speaking—It's time to free your voice from speaking anxiety and gain the self-confidence you always wanted. (Published Weekly)

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This Won't Help You Gain Speaking Confidence—But They are Telling You to Do it.

21th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Reader Have you ever been given any of the following tips to become a confident public speaker? Start your speech with a joke Picture the audience in underwear Don't use fillers when speaking Your delivery must be perfect Well, it's bad advice if you are still struggling with your speaking anxiety. Let's see why. 1 - Start Your Speech with a Joke Not a good idea! If you are a beginner public speaker, I would advise against it....

5 days ago • 5 min read

20th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety It's a couple minutes past 6 p.m. on a Friday evening in October 2022. I am in the Toastmasters Club meeting in the basement of a local church in Rolla Missouri along with a dozen other members. The club president announces: "We are requested to speak at the monthly club meeting of Rolla Lions Park Club, who is interested in signing up for a speech?" Pin-drop silence follows the announcement ... I avoid eye contact with the...

12 days ago • 3 min read

19th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Today, I reveal the hard-earned lessons from my own past blunders. Reader, let's dive in and discover how you can avoid making the same mistakes. 5 DON'TS FOR BEGINNER SPEAKERS I made these mistakes as a beginner speaker, and I think it might help you to know ... what not to do before and during your speaking engagement. Honestly, I have also seen experienced speakers making these mistakes. 1 - Don't Go Unprepared Speaking anxiety...

19 days ago • 5 min read

18th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Are you scared of the number of people in the audience? Reader, I got an epiphany this week during a Toastmaster Club meeting when ... I FELT LOST AND OVERWHELMED I took a 50-day-long break from Toastmasters Club meetings. But when I went back to attend this week's meeting on Wednesday, I was overwhelmed with inertia, inactivity, and a lack of confidence. I felt like I'd lost it ... I resisted every opportunity during the...

26 days ago • 2 min read

17th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Most believe that "confident public speakers are not nervous". Do you also believe that? Today, let's separate facts from fiction Reader CONFIDENT PUBLIC SPEAKERS ARE NOT NERVOUS [PUBLIC SPEAKING MYTH] Can you reflect on how you might have formed this misconception? This is how I created this false belief when I was younger ... I grew up watching others delivering "flawless" speeches, reading news, and delivering political sermons...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

16th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Does it seem overwhelming to overcome your fear of public speaking? Let's turn it into something easy to achieve. FROM ANXIETY TO CONFIDENCE IN MANAGEABLE STEPS First, let me ask you this ... What do you expect from yourself in this journey of overcoming your anxiety? Do you expect to become a confident person who knows how to manage the speaking nerves, get your point across ... and not get worried sick when it's time to speak in...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

15th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Ever wonder why you should do anything to get rid of the fear and anxiety around public speaking? Let's find out why! WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETY SERIOUSLY? Let's accept it ... Public speaking is inevitable. You can't escape from it—unless you are the first and only traveler to Mars. Public speaking is NOT ONLY a keynote speech to an audience of 2000 people on a big scary stage. Whenever you are talking to someone...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

14th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Ever had this thought that why would someone want to listen to you as a public speaker? I've been there! I used to think I was not the "public speaking type" so why would someone want to listen to me? I am nobody. But I was WRONG! This kind of thinking is a direct result of the following limiting belief: WHAT I HAVE TO SAY IS NOT IMPORTANT When I joined the Ozark Toastmasters Club in Jan 2022, they scheduled me to give the...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

13th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Happy fearless Sunday! Do you think you must please everyone in the audience? Keep reading to debunk this myth around public speaking. DO YOU HAVE TO PLEASE EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE? There is something you must know before answering this question ... I stumbled upon this rule by reading Ben Meer's Newsletter (which is an excellent resource to level up your productivity by building systems). Ben Meer told the story that once he got...

2 months ago • 3 min read

12th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Happy fearless Sunday! Keep reading if you believe that you must be an excellent speaker before you go on stage. Isn't ironic? How can you possibly be an excellent speaker if you haven't been on stage before? Remember ... Public speakers are made, not born—it's a skill, not a talent. Like any other skill, it can be learned. This quote fits quite nicely: "As long as you can speak, you can become a public speaker." —Manoj Vasudevan...

2 months ago • 3 min read
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