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 "Fear won't go away if all that you do to get rid of it is hope it will go away."  - Laurie Smale     

How to take panic out of public speaking

Don't be in a hurry to leave this site for it's not just more inflated hype… Be assured real help is at hand. If you're genuinely serious about banishing your fears for good, carefully read the next two pages for they reveal a panic-free short-cut to being the  Confident, all-round communicator you've always wanted to be! But first, by way of a short video let me expain how and why I can make this happen for you! (click here)

My credentials

My credentials to set you firmly on your new path of communicating confidence are well-earned for I’ve also suffered the fear and panic of more than one humiliating public speaking or conversational disaster! But no more. As a person who now confidently communicates with people and coaches speakers for a living - and have done so for decades - I’ve packaged a life-time of practical wisdom into five mind-opening books and audio programs which embody everything you’ve ever wanted to know about communicating effectiveness. They’ll show you how easy it can be to feel calm and confident as an interesting all-round communicator - whatever the situation - for I’ve been through all the painful trial and error for you. 

 

 

I now know that you are firmly on a brand new path of speaking confidence you weren't aware of before, well if you can’t express these kinds of thoughts you simply don't pay me. But my aim is to permantly shift your thinking from "I can't" to "I can!" and arm you with magic little formulas and strategies that really work so you now believe in yourself as that Confident speaker you’ve always wanted to be.

Think of this mind-opening half-day training experience (with ongoing help) as an exciting new doorway to a life of speaking confidence where you will be able to air your views in a confident way so people will respect who you are and what you are saying. You will have discovered what I now know as someone who speaks for a living and bypass all the heartache and humiliation that I had to go through to gain my priceless insights. You'll have them all on a platter, understand them, and add an exciting new dimension to your life just like I have done. So I must know what I am doing to be able to make such a bold money-back Guarantee. 

From Cautious Concern to Communicating Confidence!

This exhilarating journey of learning will have you tapping into the speaking successes I've led countless others to discover where they too have left their public speaking fears and nervousness behind and now enjoy communicating with confidence before groups - as happened with two of my clients, John and Mary:

I was once pulled over by a young policeman for a routine check in a dark street of Melbourne with a car full of kids out looking at the Christmas lights. As I parked by the curb I thought 'I don't remember doing anything wrong?

'Licence please' the young constable politely asked as he went through the regulation breathalyser test. Then he paused, looked at me closely and said, "What's your name?" When I told him, something extraordinary happened. "It's because of you I've got this job" he said. "I had no self belief and was terrified of the interview and public speaking ordeals that faced me at the Police Academy. Your training session and coaching completely turned all this around."

Somewhat stunned, it all came back to me as I got out of the car and stood beside this confident young policeman in his smart uniform.

"My sergeant is sitting in the car watching all this so we better keep going through the motions," he said.

When he had finished, I looked at him with a certain amount of pride and said: "I remember assuring you that you'd be a confident policeman, and here you are."

For a moment words failed us and we just stood there. We momentarily forgot the role we were playing for the benefit of the watchful eye of his sergeant and warmly shook hands. My kids were intrigued with all these goings on too! I drove away inspired with the feeling that what I do in helping people overcome their public speaking fears and self-doubt works like magic, and again, I can do the same for you.

Mary's Story of Despair

And a similar story with Mary. Mary was a young doctor about to face the traumatic experience of the oral part of her medical examinations where she had to diagnose real patients before a formidable audience of noted medical people and then be cross examined by those all-powerful medical people above her! Her whole future was at stake and she was absolutely terrified! She was fearful of making a mistake and looking a fool. She was fearful of misdiagnosing the problem and getting medical terms wrong. And she was fearful of being at the mercy of those who had a profound influence over her very career as a doctor! Mary was no longer in control as the competent, locum doctor diagnosing and treating patients she had been for the last three years. She had become a helpless victim of her own perceived fears. One of which was even if she did the session with me how could she be certain things would go well on the day?

As our mind-shifting session progressed, Mary began to 'discover' that she was indeed knowledgeable about her subject through study and practical experience with real patients and she started to see things more clearly. Pretty soon her ingrained fears no longer seemed the 'Mt Everest' she thought they were!  After all, she had been working as a consulting locum for the past 3 years where her patients naturally trusted her as the medical expert who would look after them and their ailments. In these situations she was the person in control expected to make the diagnosis and prescribe a possible remedy for these trusting people. When Mary realised that the real patient in her oral exams would probably be more nervous than her, she understood that it was beholden on her to be in control of this situation too and simply replicate what she'd been doing successfully in her consulting rooms for 3 years! In fact by sharing each step of this real-life analysis 'out loud', the mental connection with her examiners would be two-way because they'd be thinking about what they'd do in this specific situation too! Now things would be on an interactive human level and not be classic public speaking at all!  And it would be the same with their questions for her answers would be based on her diagnostic assumptions of what had just happened with this real person. The whole thing would take on the air of a dynamic 'medical conversation' between like-minded experts about something that had just unfolded before them. Most important of all Mary 'twigged' that all of these simple strategies would humanise things and take a lot of the pressure off her!  

Mary could now see it was only fair - and to her advantage - that her focus be 100% on the patient's health and well-being instead of being solely on Mary and her perceived shortcomings and fears. She now accepted the fact that everyone gets a little keyed-up and nervous in an exam situation, it's only natural. But normal healthy excitement and adrenalin is a lot different from being at the mercy of crippling fear during the lead-up to an exam and the actual event!

By the end of our face-to-face learning experience, Mary realised that it was her faulty thinking that was holding her back and could clearly see that there was real hope for her. She was now actually looking forward to the experience rather than dreading it for she now had the tools and self-belief to do the job. In spite of the inevitable ‘exam nerves’ on the day, Mary got through it all with flying colours and is now a fully-fledged doctor. All she had to do was be true to herself and her own self-worth and follow our simple process.

These human experiences continue to reinforce my deeply held conviction that my approach to transforming self-doubt and fear into public speaking confidence and effectiveness is unique and works like magic.

So why not join the thousands who are now confident public speakers and communicators because they’ve gained the confidence to speak up and stand on their own two feet, accept who they are and now see things differently.

Here's what can also be yours by way of this exciting learning experience:

  • A transformed belief system from "public speaking terrifies me" to "I eagerly look forward to my next presentation!"
  • The knowledge and know-how to formulate presentation ideas and deliver them with confidence, be it for business, weddings or social occasions
  • Have something to say and Confidently say it in an interesting and natural way
  • Cease to be overwhelmed by the status, talents and successes of other public speakers
  • Replace destructive pre-presentation panic with controlled excitement
  • Make the most of who you are and your unlimited communicating potential - and much more

Venue: I come to you anywhere in Australia, or you come to my Box Hill North studio in Melbourne. Either way suits me fine.

Alternatively, my downloadable self-paced Public Speaking Program will reveal the same simple secrets to help you make it happen yourself with me as your ongoing coach. Click here to find out more

To find out how to make it happen, contact me direct: 
Email: laurie@panicfreepublicspeaking.com.au

*All testimonials on this site express the personal views of the writer on how they feel about their experience with my training and publications. Some names have been changed for privacy reasons. It's important to note that the results may vary from person to person for we're all different. 

Laurie Smale