Communication

Public Speaking When You Hate, Public Speaking

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Stacie Speech

Racing heart, wobbly legs, churning stomach and the feeling that any moment now you’re about to pass out because you can hardly breathe. Yes, it’s the impending doom of knowing you have to stand up in front of a room filled with people and talk. Now, I don’t personally know anyone who particularly loves public speaking (do […]

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Dear Santa, This Christmas…

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Dear Santa This Christmas

Dear Santa, This Christmas, I don’t want to stuff every nook and cranny in my home with purposeless possessions that have no place. I don’t want a room full of ‘junk’ I haven’t looked at in months. I don’t want to put up another shelf to display random bits and bobs that aren’t deeply meaningful […]

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#TheVulnerabilityChallenge: Asking for what you need when what you need isn’t understood (Day 15)

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asking for what you need

#TheVulnerabilityChallenge Day 15 When you don’t ask for what you need because you don’t want to inconvenience someone Asking for what you need really isn’t easy, and even more so when you feel that what you need isn’t fully understood by other people. One particular example for me is my need for an uncluttered environment. The […]

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Why I started Cornwall’s first Speaking Club for people who feel anxious in social situations [Video]

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Speaking Connections First Speech

Why do we need a speaking club? Hayley talks about her reasons for creating the Speaking Space and how she believes it will help you (and her!) to feel more confident speaking in social situations. The first speech at the first gathering of Cornwall’s first speaking club Transcript “Why would someone like you start a speaking […]

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Mindset tips for overcoming nervousness in speaking [wisdom from Speaking Connections]

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At April’s Speaking Connections gathering, we spent some time sharing the valuable tips that our members are already using in overcoming nervousness in speaking. This is one of a two-part post sharing our members’ wisdom. Look out for our previous post passing on the gatherings practical tips. Getting into the right frame of mind What can you do to relax before an […]

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Practical tips for overcoming nervousness in speaking [wisdom from Speaking Connections]

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Speaking Connections

At April’s Speaking Connections gathering, we spent some time sharing the valuable tips that our members are already using in overcoming nervousness in speaking. This is one of a two-part post sharing our members’ wisdom. Look out for our next post passing on the gatherings mindset tips. Practising and using prompts One of the best ways to ease the anxiety […]