Banish brain freeze


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  • Make you feel good but don’t work Stop drinking the slushy snow cone
  • Naked audiences Pills
  • FEAR AND SELF DOUBTWHAT ARE YOU FEARING Thoughts become words in your head become emotions feelings action or inactionREJECTION LOOKING FOOLISH LOOKIN BAD TOUCH QUESTIONS Then AWFULIZE THAT
  • Change the thinking
  • Banish brain freeze

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    3. 3.  Your business and leadership ability is being judged when you speak What are your conversations and presentations saying about you? Confident, capable, expert leader…or something else ? 3
    4. 4. Confident Conversations and Powerful Presentations Are A Core Competency forBusiness Leaders and Experts 4
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    6. 6.  Brain Freeze is that something that takes over your body at the most inopportune time. It is a physiological body response due to perceived stress. It doesn’t just happen on a stage. It can happen ◦ In a conversation with the big boss, ◦ In an important meeting, ◦ On stage in front of the whole company. 6
    7. 7. A few butterflies are good. They prevent you from being flatExcessive nerves, shallow breathing, red neck and jittery hands steal your credibility! 7
    8. 8. Not band aids 8
    9. 9. No tricks or  Tricks and gimmick like picturing the gimmicks audience in their underwear is a band aid not a cure.  You must identify the source of the fear and ‘perceived threat’ that is causing you to be afraid 9
    10. 10.  What is the Root Cause of your fear of speaking in front of a group that causes your mind to go blank and your jitters? 10
    11. 11. What is so scary about speaking in front of an audience? 11
    12. 12.  Fear of looking bad- if you can’t answer tough questions Fear of embarrassment – if your mind goes blank Fear of not being liked (respected, thought highly of) if someone disagrees with you Fear of having what you say judged or criticized 12
    13. 13. I’mNot…. enough….Feelings-emotions FEAR Thoughts Words 13
    14. 14. Four fastcoaching tips that you can immediately put to work to reframe your fear 14
    15. 15.  The word audience triggers your nerves When you are listening to a speaker do you think of yourself as the audience? Most people don’t 15
    16. 16. 1. I’m not an audience. I’m just a guy asking a question! 2. Remind yourself you are speaking to a room full of individuals – not an 16
    17. 17. 1. You cannot be expected to answer every conceivable question. It is how you handle the questions.2. Confidently respond, possibly offering to get them the answer or talk to them off line if the question is inappropriate 17
    18. 18. Remind yourself you are the topic GURU but you are not 18
    19. 19. 1. You are there to serve.2. It is all about the audience – not all about you the speaker.3. When you take the focus off of you and turn it to the audience you have a lot less to be nervous about. 19
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    21. 21. 1. Your fears are coming from a story you are telling yourself in your head. Change your story.2. Change the assumptions you are making about not being good at public speaking – make the opposite assumption 21
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    23. 23. You can’t learn to swim by reading a book. You have to jump in the pool.The best way to become a more confident speaker is to speak. 23
    24. 24. Because if you are inbusiness you are a speaker! 24
    25. 25. Speaking is an audition for your next promotion! 25
    26. 26.  Sound like leaders Are perceived as experts Connect with the audience Inspire and motivate others to take action Have more influence, impact and are more persuasive Increase their chances of landing a job or getting a promotion 26
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