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The Fear of Speaking In Public and How to overcome it

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I always admired the extroverts.I  felt that they had that something which I couldn't master because I was always shy and quiet ,so I stopped myself from expressing my opinions in public.
Throughout my childhood and even in my teenage years it was hard for me to make friends and to open up to people.
It has all changed when I met my husband .He had so much patience with me and understood my needs and strange ways , but I still cannot say that I've changed completely.




A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Public Speaking Academy's course which took place in Leeds , on a Saturday morning.
There were two stages of the course.The first stage started at 9:30 AM and the second stage started at 1 PM and it finished at 5 pm.
We arrived late and I was so embarrassed . I've told you before that I am really bad at managing my time efficiently .When we entered the room people were already chatting in groups as part of the first exercise and we had to blend in quickly.
 Lee and Andrew were our coaches and they shared with us their years of experience and their energy was  contagious.
The course is so diverse, it covers a wide area of interests, from speaking in public to actually promoting yourself and your business.You can also opt for one on one coaching which can be very helpful for some.






I am not exaggerating when I say that this experience changes your way of thinking and perceiving things.Everyone who attended was just lovely , the course was very interactive and fun and at the same time you felt safe and that nobody is judging you.
Did it help me?It actually did, and I've seen improvements when I'm trying to approach new people .

Have you ever attended such a course?

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14 comentarii:

  1. Brilliant article Luiza thank you. So often people hold back from speaking because of worry over how they look / sound and first impressions. And without the skills and training we can indeed look very awkward. But to go places, you have to start somewhere, and the safe environment created by the Public Speaking Academy course allows you to do just that. Hope this has inspired some of your readers to make that first step....

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    1. Hello,Andrew!
      That is so true and you are the living proof that you can overcome your fears!
      Thank you so much for inspiring us!

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  2. What an amazing post! I feel the same and would love to attend something like this! xx

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    1. Hi,Laura!
      You can check Public Speaking Academy's website for courses near you! :)

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  3. This sounds like a great event! I'm glad you've had a confidence boost. BTW, that blazer is FAB! x

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    1. Thank you hun! :)
      It actually did and I would recommend it to anyone.

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  4. This looks like such a good thing for me, I'm a little terrified of public speaking!

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    1. You should try it! It's such a safe place and everyone is so supportive!

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  5. Felicitari,Luiza!Daca reusim sa iesim din zona de confort,atunci invatam multe lucruri faine!Te pup.Lili

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    1. Multumesc tare mult! Asa e ,de multe ori zona de confort ne trage in jos :)

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  6. I can totally relate, I admire people who can get up in front of a crowd and speak in a relaxed manner. I wish I could do it. This course sounds very helpful maybe I need to enroll onto something similar! Great post x Imogen

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    1. You really should give it a try ,I'm sure it will help you a lot!
      Thank you for reading :)

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  7. This is is so relatable, I'm glad you found your course helpful. I've done one before but it focuses on giving presentations in the workplace so maybe wasn't as helpful! X

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    1. Hi,Jaime!
      This one is completely different,it focuses more on you as an individual. You should give it a try! :)
      Thanks for reading! :)

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