Fear of Public Speaking
As you will read in my other posts, I once had a pretty severe fear of public speaking. It got to the point where I would fake illness to get out of giving presentations. This was after one particularly bad public speaking episode, where my mind went blank and I was shaking and blushing up on the stage looking like a fool.
I went to my doctors who sent me to a psychologist, who wanted me to come back every week for 12 weeks for a form of therapy. I didn’t want to do that, plus my insurance wouldn’t cover it so no way was I paying for it.
I researched on the internet and came across various products. Most of them would tell me how to improve my public speaking by memorising my speech, taking deep breathes, relaxing, knowing my audience. I did not see how doing any of these things would help me at all. Then I came across a product called the public speaking cheat. It sounded exactly what I was after. I didn’t have a fear of speaking; I could do that easily… I had a fear of feeling and showing my fear when getting up in public… if that makes any sense at all.The methods described in the package range from describing a variety of medicines(if you’re happy to go down that road) or vitamins/herbs (if you’re not happy to go down that road..) to help with limiting the symptoms of public speaking anxiety.
I purchased the book and took what he described as the most beneficial medical product. It wasn’t an addictive medication, one you have to take every day, or even one with even any noticeable side effects. It just stops you from entering ‘fight or flight’ mode. Although it is usually doctor prescribed, it’s not a controlled drug so I was able to buy it online
without going to my doctor. Although from reading other peoples experiences doctors are more than happy to prescribe it once they not what you will be using it for, and they even acknowledge that it will be useful in that circumstance. So I received it the very next day, but had to wait a couple of weeks before I had a chance to do another presentation.
This time, the presentation went off without a hitch. I had no fear at all. I used all the other resources publicspeakingcheat provided me with in order to deliver a great speech. Using these additional methods, combined with the ‘cheat’, I gave a presentation I didn’t think I was capable of doing. Everyone commented on how well I presented. Someone even came up to me for advice after, asking how I do it without looking so nervous. She said she is always so visible nervous when giving a speech, and wanted to know how I did it without looking nervous at all…. I was too embarrassed to say I how I did it so easy, so just said it took a lot of practice. It’s my little secret the real reason.
Ever since then I no longer am afraid to speak in public. All it took was one successful presentation to get over my fear. I no longer enter fight or flight syndrome, because I know speaking in public is something I can easily do.
The public speaking cheat book provides you with all the details of several ‘cheats’. I won’t go into what they are, as you really need to do the research yourself or read the book to work out which one is best for you. i.e if you want a natural remedy or doctor prescribed, and how to ensure the doctor will actually give you what you need rather than sending you to a psychologist.
The additional material also really helped once I got over the fear. There were four videos I worked through, as well as a number of books included. They all work together to form the ultimate package.
I’m giving a best man speech in a couple of months and I absolutely cannot wait. In my previous life, this is something I would have tried to get out of at any lengths.