Overview

This one-day course covers how to feel positive about presenting in public

You will learn to prepare physically and psychologically and perform unburdened by fear

Topics include many proven strategies and provide a toolbox of practical techniques

After this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the root causes and triggers of your public speaking fear
  • Deploy easy, practical techniques to reduce anxiety when it arises
  • Modify underlying thoughts, habits, and perceptions that perpetuate your fear
  • Prepare psychologically for public speaking
  • Prepare physically for public speaking

 

Who should attend?

This is a Universal course, meaning learning and content are suitable for all kinds of people at all levels of seniority and experience. You will learn and practice in an overwhelmingly positive, happy, supportive environment.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the root causes and triggers of your public speaking fear
  • Deploy easy, practical techniques to reduce anxiety when it arises
  • Modify underlying thoughts, habits, and perceptions that perpetuate your fear
  • Prepare psychologically for public speaking
  • Prepare physically for public speaking

Outline

Module 1: Demystifying Fear of Public Speaking: How Anxiety Works (and How to Tame it)

This module covers the psychology of fear and why public speaking makes many people feel anxious

  • Neurophysiology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Biochemistry

Module 2: How to Master your Own Fear by Understanding your Personal Anxiety Mechanisms

This module covers how to identify and modify the underlying thoughts, habits and perceptions that perpetuate your fear

  • Reinforcement cycles
  • Avoidance
  • Cognitive biases
  • How to mitigate them

Module 3: Psychological toolbox

This module presents a range of effective ideas and approaches for thought pattern modification

  • Visualisation that works
  • Applying mindfulness and meditation
  • Practical positivity

Module 4: Physical toolbox

This module covers how preparing your body can help your mind to excel

  • Breathing techniques
  • Stretches and physical warmups
  • Exercise, nutrition, and physiology

 

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