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How to Beat Your Fear of Public Speaking

By Kim Cassa

Most people have a fear of public speaking. Even professionals who speak on a regular basis. As common as the fear of public speaking is here is a powerful technique you can use which will help ease the fear. It is a simple yet effective in its application.

This technique helps a lot of people with their fear of public speaking. Here it is. Use a resource state you have experienced to help you. That is the technique in a nutshell. Now let me explain how it works.

A resource state is a happy memory you have of something you did well in life. It could be an activity. For example it could be a game played in childhood or something your were a success at during your school years, or you might have achieved it in the workplace. Summing up a resource state is an event you achieved a successful outcome during any stage of your life.

The first step is you choose your resource state. Now you are going to apply it. Bring that memory into the present. See the success, achievement, and positive outcome in the now. Feel , see, and hear it. Notice how good you feel while remembering this positive experience? This resource state gives you confidence , courage, and a desire to repeat a successful outcome again.

After you have practiced your resource state a few times it becomes a habit. Then you can use it when you want to. For example on the day of an important public speaking engagement is when I use my resource state. It helps. You might want to use it just before, or even during, your speech. It is simple to do, but more simple not to do it. Anything you do positive on the day of your speech is going to tip the scales in your favour. The use of the resource technique is one more tool in your public speaking arsenal that gives you the results you want.

About the Author

Jim Cassa  conducts public speaking and communication courses all over the world. He provides coaching, mentoring, and assistance in public speaking, voice, and communication. He lives in the beautiful city of Melbourne Australia.

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