What’s the right time to conquer a fear of public speaking?
Like many of my clients, you may have been struggling with a fear of public speaking for a number of years, but up until now, you’ve managed to find a way of coping with your fear.
You might have adopted an avoidance strategy and as you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder have somehow managed to get away without having to do much public speaking or presentations.
But now you find yourself in a situation where you’ve been promoted into a position that involves a lot of public speaking.
This new job role involves you delivering presentations, leading team meetings, attending strategy review days, pitching to new clients, giving company updates or having to provide the Exec Team with an overview of what’s happening in your department or your area of the business.
And because of the nature of your role, you can no longer hide!.
You have recognised this is the perfect moment to take back your power!.
If you resonate with this, trust me when I say you are not alone.
Having helped hundreds of people overcome a fear of public speaking this is the moment that they decided to take action.
I’ve worked with plenty of commercial directors, marketing directors, finance directors and sales directors who, throughout their careers, found a way to cope with their fear of public speaking, even if this meant spending weeks thinking about a future presentation.
One commercial director shared with me that he realised he could no longer carry on with his fear of public speaking because it was now impacting his marriage. In his new role, he was ruminating for months in advance about upcoming presentations. Three months later his relationship with public speaking had completely transformed and he saved his marriage.
Or take the example of Rebecca, a marketing director who’d been promoted and now reported to the CEO. Rebecca had to provide the CEO with weekly updates together with being the lead on major account presentations. Rebecca shared with me that her perfect moment for taking action came as a result of her promotion to Director. She recognised she couldn’t keep going to pieces about presenting in public. After working with Rebecca her confidence to deliver presentations and updates was at a level she had never experienced before. I used a combination of hypnotherapy for public speaking, coaching and EFT Tapping therapy to completely dissolve her fears and pull out and transform her limiting beliefs.
Sara delivered outstanding leadership coaching around presentation skills which have significantly improved my ability to deliver. She is empathetic, knowledgeable, and has an incredible ability to get to the root of an issue or challenge. She is able to offer a broad range of different approaches tailored to the individual and the team and she’s an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you Sara! – Rebecca
The one thing all my clients had in common was the fact that the higher up the career ladder they climbed, the greater their fear of public speaking became.
Some clients who had been looking for help to overcome the fear had often gone down other routes initially. Some had tried CBT or counselling. Others had been on a presentation skills course to try and ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. When these approaches had very little to no impact clients spoke of how they were on the verge of leaving their current job because their fear of public speaking was so intense.
They were therefore over the moon when having confided in a friend or colleague how much they were struggling, the recommendation to have hypnotherapy for a fear of public speaking was given to them.
And maybe that’s how you have landed on my website! So if you are wondering if this is the perfect moment for you to tackle your fear of public speaking I invite you to reflect on the following;
- Is the fear of public speaking costing you your career?
- Are you spending vast amounts of time and energy ruminating about upcoming presentations?
- Do you have sleepless nights before having to speak in public?
- Is the fear of public speaking causing you to have panic attacks?
- How much is your performance at work being impacted by the fear of public speaking?
- Is the fear of public speaking costing you the opportunity to advance in your career?
- How much is the fear of public speaking eating away at your overall self-confidence?
- Are you thinking about leaving your current job because of your fear of public speaking?
If you resonate with any of the above this is the perfect moment to take action!
You can join the many success stories of people who have overcome the fear of public speaking and have gone on to enjoy giving presentations, talks, lectures, and keynote speeches. And even feel comfortable and at ease with question-and-answer sessions!
Take the next step to a happier confident you and contact me now to arrange your complimentary consultation.