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Why do I get nervous when I do Public Speaking? (Answer revealed)

Title: Unveiling the Public Speaking Jitters: Navigating Nerves with Confidence

Hello, fellow seekers of confidence! Have you ever felt your heart race and palms sweat at the mere thought of speaking in public? You’re not alone. Public speaking anxiety, like an uninvited guest, tends to creep in and steal the show. However, fear not! We’re about to dive into the heart of this nerve-wracking phenomenon and explore why it happens – and more importantly, how to conquer it.

1. The Confidence Formula: Practice Makes Progress:
Picture this: a basketball player afraid to shoot hoops, a painter hesitant to touch the canvas – it’s the same with public speaking. One of the key reasons behind the nervousness is lack of practice. Just like any skill, the more you do it, the better you become. The solution? Find a safe space or a course that provides training and ample practice opportunities. Remember, you’re not born a public speaker; you become one through perseverance.

2. Catastrophizing: How to Douse the Flames of Anxiety:
It’s true, our minds have an uncanny ability to craft scenarios more dramatic than any movie. Catastrophizing, as we’ve come to know it, paints vivid pictures of worst-case scenarios. The solution? It’s time to breathe – literally. Diaphragmatic breathing techniques can anchor you to the present moment, extinguishing the flames of anxiety. When you breathe, you’re not just inhaling air; you’re inhaling presence, calming the whirlwind within.

3. The Dreaded Fear of Judgment: Diminishing the Spotlight:
Ah, the fear of judgment – the silent saboteur of our confidence. The spotlight on stage seems to magnify every eye watching us, every opinion forming. But here’s the truth: it’s not the act of speaking that scares us; it’s the prospect of being judged. Solution? It’s time to rewrite the script. Engage in exercises designed to chip away at this fear. As you realize that the world won’t crumble under judgment, your confidence will soar.

The Multi-Faceted Solution: Our 4-Week Programme:
At the heart of conquering public speaking anxiety lies a multifaceted solution. Our 4-week programme is designed to tackle each facet head-on. Through guided exercises, you’ll gain practical experience, learn to control your breath, and confront the fear of judgment. It’s like a holistic workout for your confidence muscles, preparing you to step into the limelight with a newfound sense of power.


There you have it – the reasons behind those pounding hearts and clammy hands, deciphered. Public speaking anxiety isn’t a formidable enemy; it’s a challenge waiting to be conquered. By embracing practice, learning to breathe, and chipping away at the fear of judgment, you’re rewriting your relationship with the stage. Remember, just like a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, your journey through nervousness can lead to a magnificent transformation.


Are you ready to cast aside those public speaking jitters and step into your power? For the rest of August, we are offering a huge discount on our 4 week public speaking course in London. Rather than the advertised £600 price, we are offering the course for £400 for all of our avid blog readers. This will not be advertised on the website, so please send us an email telling us you read the blog & would like to sign up for the offer!

If you have any questions please get in touch via hello@beleiveingreatness.org

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