Fear of Public Speaking: Worried about Questions from the Audience? Focus on the Questions You ask Yourself
For many presenters and speakers the fear of being ‘stumped’ by a question from the audience looms large. But the questions we ask ourselves have a far greater impact, explains performance anxiety expert Seymour Segnit.
New York, NY – December 3, 2009 (PressReleasePivot) — CTRN: Change That’s Right Now, Inc. announced today the release of ‘Ask Yourself Great Questions’, the latest in their video series ‘Confidently Speaking’ – frequent video tutorials on how to eliminate Stage Fright and Fear of Public Speaking.
“Sales training 101 teaches you to ask lots of questions,” says Seymour Segnit, creator of the Confidently Speaking video series ( http://ConfidentlySpeaking.com ) and Founder & President of CTRN, publishers of the Vanquish Speaking Fear & Performance Anxiety program. “Questions ‘hook’ the mind – but they also direct the line of thinking. To think and feel great about anything – including a public speaking performance – ask yourself empowering questions beforehand.”
Segnit advocates a careful analysis of your ‘self-talk’ – the internal dialog we all use to communicate with ourselves. Different questions will elicit completely different responses, which immediately affect our performance.
By choosing questions that presume a positive outcome, like ‘just how many sales could we make’, a different level of enthusiasm and ‘internal resources’ are engaged – making for far superior results.
The new episode is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5zO7J90D8o and ConfidentlySpeaking.com has the latest and past lessons available 24×7. Confidently Speaking offers further help through CTRN’s ‘VIP’ program, and with their excellent Vanquish Speaking Fear & Performance Anxiety program, available both as a home-study CD program and for immediate download at: http://www.ChangeThatsRightNow.com/Fear-of-Public-Speaking/
“Questions are just incredibly powerful,” says Segnit. “Just try this. First ask yourself ‘What happens if I fail’ 20 times, and then ‘What happens if I’m incredibly successful?’ and see which one leaves you feeling empowered and confident you’ll overcome your stage fright and speak without fear!”
CTRN: Change That’s Right Now, Inc. was founded in 2002 to help people stop fear of public speaking, stage fright, and other fears, phobias and anxieties from stopping their lives. With customers in over 70 countries around the world, CTRN is recognized as one of the leading organizations in the field. With clients from local businesses to the Fortune 500, CTRN has developed a deserved reputation of discreet help for serious fears and phobias. Based in New York, CTRN can be reached at 800-828-7484 (+1-650-249-5120) or online at http://www.ChangeThatsRightNow.com/Fear-of-Public-Speaking/ .
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