By Seymour Segnit, President of CTRN (Change That’s Right Now)
Almost everyone experiences a few butterflies about speaking – but if the anxiety or nervousness is overwhelming you need more powerful techniques to deal with it.
When Jerry Seinfeld quipped that at a funeral the average person would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy, the joke was dead on: According to national surveys, fear of public speaking is America’s greatest fear, surpassing fear of illness, fear of flying, fear of terrorism, and amazingly, the fear of death itself!
In this article, I’ll explain exactly how it is that we create fear – and every other emotion – and reveal one of the most powerful known methods to overcome it.
It’s called Anchoring and in our work helping clients with fears and phobias we find that this is one of the most effective techniques.