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I’ve been there: Standing in front of an audience or being on live TV with my heart pounding, butterflies in my stomach, and my body a bundle of nerves.
I’ve also had speaking engagements and TV appearances where I’ve felt in the flow and completely comfortable and confident.
What made the difference? That’s what I’m going to share with you in this episode.
It’s normal to feel nervous before you speak. What you want to do is learn how to channel those nerves and reduce outsized anxiety.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- 3 reasons you get nervous before a speaking engagement
- Why your body reacts the way it does
- A story of my worst speaking experience ever and what I learned from it
- What do in advance of your speaking engagement to lessen anxiety
- What to do right before you go on stage to channel your normal nerves
This episode is part of our new podcast series called “Level Up Your Speaking.”
Want to develop your speaking skills, thought leadership, and signature talk?
About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals clarify their brand message and story, create their signature talks, and develop their thought leadership platforms. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power because it’s through women’s stories, voices, and visibility that we challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.
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