Butterflies and Sweaty Palms : 25 Sure-Fire Ways to Speak and Present with Confidence

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-30
  • Publisher: Crown House Pub Ltd

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If you have ever carried a lucky talisman in your pocket to give yourself courage before a big event then carry this book instead. Based on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), the ground-breaking solutions to performance anxiety in this book will carry you through the most daunting experience of public speaking. The exercises are simple and highly effective. Even if you have suffered intolerably from performance nerves in the past this book will enable you to perform with passion and determination and wow your audience. How many times have you picked up a self-help book and thought "It's all very well but it won't work for me." This time the book meets you where you are and helps you to succeed by approaching the problem on many different levels. Judy inspires and encourages you with her descriptions and anecdotes. There are exercises that you can easily do at home and which are interesting and fun to do. The exercises are diverse so that issues are tackled in a variety of different ways. You can do the exercises either alone or with other people. The book is brief and easy to read, the techniques highly practical and the methods simple yet profound.

Author Biography

Judy Apps has spent many years unravelling the secrets of how great leaders inspire others, and now runs open creative programmes and coaches leaders in major corporations in voice and communication.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Exploring the Territoryp. 3
Is It Really Possible - For Me?p. 5
So what will be different this time?p. 6
What you'll learnp. 6
Let's Look At This Thing Called Fearp. 9
It feels lonely ... but is it?p. 10
Fear and the famousp. 12
What have you tried so far?p. 15
How do effective speakers manage it?p. 17
Good luck charmsp. 18
How do you do fear?p. 19
Change the connectionsp. 23
The curse of perfectionp. 24
Success or failure thinkingp. 25
'I'm going to fail anyway'p. 25
New ways to learnp. 26
25 Confidence Strategiesp. 29
Use Your Imaginationp. 31
Change fear to excitementp. 31
Imagine what you wantp. 35
Play with the visionp. 41
Find a good modelp. 45
Transfer an abilityp. 49
Think about after the ball is overp. 53
Be Presentp. 55
Focus externallyp. 55
Find 'the zone'p. 60
Use association triggersp. 63
Centre yourself four waysp. 66
Come Alivep. 69
Use energy before you startp. 69
Ride your fear like the rapids!p. 72
Breathe in powerp. 78
Find your purposep. 82
Find your passionp. 86
Let feeling in, or notp. 89
Use all or nothing thinkingp. 93
Let's Look At the Audiencep. 97
Make friends with your audiencep. 97
Create a connectionp. 100
Lead the audiencep. 103
Coach yourselfp. 107
Be Yourselfp. 113
Connect with your inner selfp. 113
Wave your magic wandp. 116
Play, seriously!p. 119
Trustp. 124
Author's Notep. 131
Acknowledgementsp. 133
Bibliographyp. 35
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