Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation!

By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Nerves Welcome to the Speechworks newsletter! This month we’re focusing on nerves, a topic that’s close the heart of most public speakers. Nerves can get your heart pounding and your voice shaking. Nerves can make you sweat or make you short of breath. They can make your skin flush [...]

Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation!2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers

By Joey Asher Category: Content Are you a lousy speaker? It might be because you believe one of the following lies. Lie # 1: My topic is dull. When I was a newspaper reporter, we had a saying: “There are no bad stories. Only bad reporters.” The same idea applies to public speaking topics. I worked [...]

Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers2019-09-21T18:44:27-05:00

Why Do We Get Nervous When We Speak? Maybe Public Speaking is an Unnatural Act

Why Do We Get Nervous When We Speak? Maybe Public Speaking is an Unnatural Act Category: Body Energy Public speaking is the number one fear of the average person. It’s a statistic that’s repeated constantly. But the question remains: “Why?” There are plenty of psychologists that will give you a theory. But here’s another [...]

Why Do We Get Nervous When We Speak? Maybe Public Speaking is an Unnatural Act2020-05-20T12:37:06-05:00

How to Keep Your Brain from Freezing When You Give a Speech

George Jessel said, “The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” Indeed, the beginning of the presentation is the point when you’re most nervous. To deal with those initial nerves, we tell our clients to practice that part of the presentation more [...]

How to Keep Your Brain from Freezing When You Give a Speech2019-09-21T18:44:35-05:00