Mastering Impromptu Speaking – Overcoming the Fear Factor

by Peter Sacco

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They say one of the things that people fear more than dying and/or going to the dentist is public speaking.

Let’s face it, most likely early on in elementary school, and definitely by high school, you had to get up and give an oral presentation about something. You probably worried about messing up, forgetting something and looking foolish in front of your classmates.

These thoughts and feelings most likely never left your unconscious mind and whenever you are asked to make an impromptu speech or presentation, your unconscious mind unleashes those old emotions and memories locked away in the filing cabinet and brings them to your conscious mind saying, “Oh yes, do you remember that you hate public speaking?“.

Cue in worrying and this is the beginning of you getting reacquainted with your fear of public speaking all over again.

Is there a way to overcome this fear of speaking in front of groups, especially if you are called upon to do so by a boss or family perhaps at a wedding? Do you always have to struggle whenever you are called up to speak, only to become anxious and then when you do start speaking, you start to sound like a blathering fool?

Definitely not!

Most people who have this fear have it without ever having a negative public speaking experience per se, and this negative perception is based on having “What if the worst happens?” mentality.

People are afraid of embarrassing themselves in front of others, looking foolish and feeling as if they are being scrutinized and judged by their peers. Basically, they are projecting their own negative thoughts and feelings onto others.

The people listening to you speak are most likely not judging you as they are too busy listening to what you are saying, or conversely, they don’t give a care (nothing personal) as they are in their own little world, wrapped up in their own thoughts day dreaming.

In fact, there are probably others who are listening to you speak who have worse public speaking fears who are actually looking at you with a sense of admiration, saying to themselves, “Gee, I wish I could stand up in front of a crowd and have the guts to speak!” There are many books and tips on overcoming fear of public speaking but they seem to disappear when you suddenly get called on.

Public speaking is all about perception, that being namely yours and feeling good about who you are and what you have to say, and not caring about what other people think. In fact, if you are out with a group of friends and do any talking, guess what? You are engaging in impromptu, public speaking experiences!

One of the quickest and most efficient ways for overcoming public speaking fears is to foster a confidence for public speaking.

This can be achieved through hypnosis whereby you can overcome and erase the old negative thoughts and emotions associated with speaking. With that said, the unconscious mind is re-scripted with positive suggestions, cues and even visualizations of you being a confident, successful and competent speaker. If you want to discuss working directly with us on reducing your fear of speaking to see if we can help and advise you on a next step, then check out our Special Hypnosis Services Programs.

Whenever you are called upon to make a speech, your unconscious mind instantly recognizes the re-boot version of you and speaking, and this makes speaking so easy with no apprehension.

When called upon to speak next time, the immediate urge to grow anxious and cower is immediately replaced with a feeling of peace and positive expectation.

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Peter Andrew Sacco Ph.D.
Staff Editor
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