FEAR TO FUN
Why you freak when you speak in public,
and how to calm your nerves and wow the crowd
For By
“Fear to Fun” is unique in both content and style. By helping your audience understand and conquer
the thorniest areas of ...
INTERNAL PUBLIC
Staff meeting Webinar
Product training Conference seminar
Party / celebration Colleague training (PDO)
Org...
What scares you about speaking? (clarinets?)
1. PUBLIC SPEAKING
2. Heights
3. Insects/bugs
4. Money problems
5. Deep water...
How could conquering
America’s #1 fear
help you?
FIVE FACTORS THAT MAKE YOU FREAK
1. Are your stakes high?
2. Do you know your stuff?
3. Environment throwing you off?
4. Feeling a bit “ungrounded?”
Isolated
Object of focus
Fear of harm
5. Is your body rebelling?
Heart
Lungs
Stomach
Voice
Mouth
Memory
Skin
Arms/Legs
Hands
How do symptoms help you survive?
SIX WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR MIND
1. Smile.
(Hint: not you)
2. Remember who it’s about.
3. Visualize success.
4. Practice.
5. Be your hero.
6. Breathe it out.
More Ways
to Change
Your Mind
Spark Challenge
Can you share one?
MIND BODY
Analyze your fear Stand before you speak
Ask empowering questions Look to horizon
Change your reaction to advers...
Thank you!
Presentation help
when you want to talk.
Professional speakers
when you don’t.
Andy Saks, Owner & Lead Speaker
...
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Ready to conquer America's number one fear?

This unique, insightful primer on the cause and cures for public speaking anxiety was developed by Andy Saks, founder of Spark Presentations, and author of The Presentation Playbook Series.

It’s been booked and enjoyed by a wide variety of organizations, from companies to career centers to conferences.

“Fear to Fun” is unique in both content and style. By helping your audience understand and conquer the thorniest areas of public speaking – the very ones often ignored by other programs – it delivers distinctive, immediate value. As a result, it transforms public speaking from a tedious chore into a powerful tool anyone can wield to boost their impact on, and value to, their organizations.

Topics include:

- The physiology of speaking anxiety: why our bodies rebel at the very idea of speaking
- How content, environment, and other factors can amplify that anxiety
- Tips, tricks and technologies to remove these roadblocks and give a great performance

Use “Fear to Fun” to conquer America’s number one fear, and discover where it can take you!

To learn more or book “Fear to Fun,” visit the Keynotes page at www.SparkPresentations.com, or contact Andy directly at 781-454-7600 or andy@sparkpresentations.com.

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FEAR TO FUN: Why you freak when you speak in public, and how to calm your nerves and wow the crowd

  1. 1. FEAR TO FUN Why you freak when you speak in public, and how to calm your nerves and wow the crowd For By
  2. 2. “Fear to Fun” is unique in both content and style. By helping your audience understand and conquer the thorniest areas of public speaking – the very ones often ignored by other programs – it delivers distinctive, immediate value. As a result, it transforms public speaking from a tedious chore into a powerful tool anyone can wield to boost their impact on, and value to, their organizations. Topics include: ✓ The physiology of speaking anxiety: why our bodies rebel at the very idea of speaking ✓ How content, environment, and other factors can amplify that anxiety ✓ Tips, tricks and technologies to remove these roadblocks and give a great performance Use “Fear to Fun” to conquer America’s number one fear, and discover where it can take you! To learn more or book “Fear to Fun,” visit the Keynotes page at www.SparkPresentations.com, or contact Andy directly at 781-454-7600 or andy@sparkpresentations.com. NOTE: Slides contain animations and slide transition effects that are not visible on this PDF version. Thank you for viewing “Fear to Fun!” This unique, insightful primer on the cause and cures for public speaking anxiety was developed by Andy Saks, founder of Spark Presentations, and author of The Presentation Playbook Series. It’s been booked and enjoyed by a wide variety of organizations, from companies to career centers to conferences.
  3. 3. INTERNAL PUBLIC Staff meeting Webinar Product training Conference seminar Party / celebration Colleague training (PDO) Organization retreat Press conference/interview Other? Other? What are your speaking situations?
  4. 4. What scares you about speaking? (clarinets?) 1. PUBLIC SPEAKING 2. Heights 3. Insects/bugs 4. Money problems 5. Deep water 6. Sickness 7. Death 8. Flying 9. Loneliness 10. Dogs
  5. 5. How could conquering America’s #1 fear help you?
  6. 6. FIVE FACTORS THAT MAKE YOU FREAK
  7. 7. 1. Are your stakes high?
  8. 8. 2. Do you know your stuff?
  9. 9. 3. Environment throwing you off?
  10. 10. 4. Feeling a bit “ungrounded?”
  11. 11. Isolated Object of focus Fear of harm 5. Is your body rebelling?
  12. 12. Heart Lungs Stomach Voice Mouth Memory Skin Arms/Legs Hands How do symptoms help you survive?
  13. 13. SIX WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR MIND
  14. 14. 1. Smile.
  15. 15. (Hint: not you) 2. Remember who it’s about.
  16. 16. 3. Visualize success.
  17. 17. 4. Practice.
  18. 18. 5. Be your hero.
  19. 19. 6. Breathe it out.
  20. 20. More Ways to Change Your Mind Spark Challenge Can you share one?
  21. 21. MIND BODY Analyze your fear Stand before you speak Ask empowering questions Look to horizon Change your reaction to adversity (“This is inconvenient”) Move / walk (endorphins) Remember when you love it Rock out! Rewrite your speaking history More ways to change your mind
  22. 22. Thank you! Presentation help when you want to talk. Professional speakers when you don’t. Andy Saks, Owner & Lead Speaker 781-454-7600 andy@sparkpresentations.com www.sparkpresentations.com

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