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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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25th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety I spent $1600 on two day-long boot camps that focused on perfecting messaging and delivery. Meaning ... how to craft a well-organized message and then how to perfectly deliver it to your audience on stage. I believed if messaging and delivery of my speeches were perfect, I wouldn't feel speaking nerves or crippling anxiety. Guess what? It didn't work—duh! Not even a single bit. Reader, Don't get me wrong ... working on messaging...

2 days ago • 3 min read

24th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Reader, Would you believe it if I told you: It's not the nervousness that's your problem but how you see it makes all the difference. Don't believe me yet? Okay, lemme explain. Have you ever thought about why body-shaming doesn't make people eat healthy and become fit? [Link: internet] And ... Why doesn't putting warning labels on cigarette packs make smokers quit and live healthily? You know ... those warning labels "Cigarettes...

9 days ago • 3 min read

23th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Racing heart. Sweaty palms. Shaky knees. Reader, Have you ever felt this before speaking in front of more than 2 people? Well, you’re not alone. I've been there. Surveys reveal that public speaking is people's number ONE fear, leaving the fear of death way behind. [Source: Internet] Have you ever wondered what causes those speaking nerves in the first place? Let's find it out today! I lived 3 decades of my life fearing negative...

16 days ago • 4 min read

22th Issue of Newsletter Free Your Voice from Speaking Anxiety Tired eyes. Heavy lids. Have you ever sat through a presentation that felt like a marathon? The kind where time sl-o-o-o-o-ws down, and your mind starts plotting escape routes—social media, weekend plans, anything to break free? But what if I told you, it’s not your fault? We’ve all been there, Reader. Today, let's dive deep into what puts the audience to sleep and how you can avoid it. Because ... life is too short for yawns, and...

23 days ago • 5 min read

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....

30 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...

about 1 month 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...

about 1 month 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...

about 2 months 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 2 months 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...

2 months ago • 3 min read
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