Butterflies and Sweaty Palms: How to present and speak with confidence

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Do you carry a lucky talisman in your pocket to give yourself courage before a big event because you suffer intolerably from performance nerves? Following the exercises in this book will enable you to perform with passion and the determination to wow your audience. How many times have you picked up a self help book and thought, 'It's all very well but it won't work for me'? This time the book meets you where you are and helps you to succeed by approaching the problem on many ...

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Butterflies and Sweaty Palms: 25 sure-fire ways to speak and present with confidence

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Overview

Do you carry a lucky talisman in your pocket to give yourself courage before a big event because you suffer intolerably from performance nerves? Following the exercises in this book will enable you to perform with passion and the determination to wow your audience. How many times have you picked up a self help book and thought, 'It's all very well but it won't work for me'? This time the book meets you where you are and helps you to succeed by approaching the problem on many different levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845907365
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/20/2011
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Exploring the Territory 3

Chapter 1 Is It Really Possible - For Me? 5

So what will be different this time? 6

What you'll learn 6

Chapter 2 Let's Look At This Thing Called Fear 9

It feels lonely ... but is it? 10

Fear and the famous 12

What have you tried so far? 15

How do effective speakers manage it? 17

Good luck charms 18

How do you do fear? 19

Change the connections 23

The curse of perfection 24

Success or failure thinking 25

'I'm going to fail anyway' 25

New ways to learn 26

Part 11 25 Confidence Strategies 29

Chapter 3 Use Your Imagination 31

Strategy 1 Change fear to excitement 31

Strategy 2 Imagine what you want 35

Strategy 3 Play with the vision 41

Strategy 4 Find a good model 45

Strategy 5 Transfer an ability 49

Strategy 6 Think about after the ball is over 53

Chapter 4 Be Present 55

Strategy 7 Focus externally 55

Strategy 8 Find 'the zone' 60

Strategy 9 Use association triggers 63

Strategy 10 Centre yourself four ways 66

Chapter 5 Come Alive 69

Strategy 11 Use energy before you start 69

Strategy 12 Ride your fear like the rapids! 72

Strategy 13 Breathe in power 78

Strategy 14 Find your purpose 82

Strategy 15 Find your passion 86

Strategy 16 Let feeling in, or not 89

Strategy 17 Use all or nothing thinking 93

Chapter 6 Let's Look At the Audience 97

Strategy 18 Make friends with your audience 97

Strategy 19 Create a connection 100

Strategy 20 Lead the audience 103

Strategy 21 Coach yourself 107

Chapter 7 Be Yourself 113

Strategy 22 Connect with your inner self 113

Strategy 23 Wave your magic wand 116

Strategy 24 Play, seriously! 119

Strategy 25 Trust 124

Author's Note 131

Acknowledgements 133

Bibliography 35

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