One Technique that can help you conquer the Fear of Public Speaking

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Fear of Public Speaking

Fear of public speaking comes higher in rank than the fear of death in the list of the most feared situations. Underlying this fear of public speaking is usually a fear of rejection, fear of embarrassment, lack of self confidence or fear of experiencing fear itself.

Not only will fear of public speaking affect your performance in presentations but it will also affect your self confidence in a bad way. In this article, I will tell you about a simple technique that can help you reduce your fear of public speaking by half or even eliminate it completely.

One Technique that can help you conquer the Fear of Public Speaking

Just before you are about to give your speech, when your pulse is racing and your hands are sweating i want you to ask yourself few questions.

Can I go down on my knees now and beg those people around me to respect me?
Can I go and kiss the hands of those people in front of me so that they don't make fun of me?
Can I go now and beg everyone to be kind while evaluating me?

Of course you will never do something like that even if this was the most important presentation in your life. Most people even experience disgust when they visualize themselves on their knees begging others for mercy.

If your answers were no then why are you doing it in your mind?
This fear of rejection, this fear of disapproval and embarrassment, is your subconscious mind’s way of going down on its knees!!

In the Solid Self confidence program i said that by experiencing those fears you are actually begging others for mercy and you are crying for their kindness but without visible tears. If you are sure that you will never go on your knees in a presentation then stop doing it in your mind!!

Tell your subconscious mind that you will never beg someone for mercy. Tell it that the approval of others is never worth being in such a state of humiliation. Tell it that if the price for approval is to go down on your knees then you don’t want this approval.

Promise yourself now that you will never go down on your knees again even if approval was the most important thing in your life. Now, whenever your find fear approaching you while giving a presentation, just visualize this scene again.

Why Will it Work?

From a psychological point of view this technique will always work because it depends on the negative motivation principles. In the article Boost Your Motivation Levels, I talked about the different motivation styles, namely positive and negative motivation.

In the first case, the person becomes motivated by a reward while in the second case, the person is motivated by wanting to escape punishment. In our case, visualizing yourself on your knees sends a very strong negative motivation message to your subconscious mind. It's as if you are telling your subconscious mind that these fears you are experiencing are nothing more than begging others for acceptance.

2knowmyself does not include logical or intuitive tricks; instead it provides effective techniques that are based on deep psychological principles. If you think that 2knowmyself is like any other personal development website then read about 2knowmysef’s challenge.

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