Getting Over Stage Fright: A New Approach to Resolving Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing

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In The Spotlight LLC, Sep 25, 2009 - Self-Help - 216 pages
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In The SpotLight: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing is a perfect book for those who are afraid of speaking or performing in front of others. This book provides many different methods and strategies to help you get beyond stage fright and learn to speak or perform with ease and confidence. This book will also help anyone who is self-conscious and uncomfortable in any social situation. You will discover how to:
* Dramatically decrease your feelings of fear, discomfort, and loss of control associated with speaking or performing in front of others
* Minimize your uncomfortable physical symptoms associated with fear
* Significantly reduce the dread of anticipating a speaking or performing event
* Eliminate your need to avoid situations of speaking or performing because of fear
* Create a relaxed and confident state of mind and body in preparing to speak or perform
* Break through your fear and create an inner peace around speaking and performing that you never imagined possible!

 

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Contents

About the Author
15
Preface
17
Approaching Fear as an Invitation to Personal Growth
23
Body
29
Inhabiting Your Body
31
Learning How to Ground Yourself
35
Allowing Your Breath to Calm and Center You
39
Using Your Posture to Strengthen and Support You
43
Helping the Mind to Let Go
107
States of Mind That Limit or Expand
113
Inquiring into the Minds Thoughts and Beliefs
117
The Law of Attraction
123
Setting SMART Goals
127
Taking and Sustaining Action
133
Spirit
139
Relaxing the Need for Control
141

Relaxing Your Body
47
Taking Good Care of Yourself
51
Accepting Feelings of Fear and Anxiety
55
Understanding the Emotional Brain
59
Helping Your Body Heal from the Trauma of Intense Fear
63
Encouraging Your Brain to Evolve
67
Mind
73
Creating a Positive Attitude and a Willing Spirit
75
Creating a Positive and Powerful Focus of Attention
79
Reaching for BetterFeeling Thoughts
83
Creating Resourceful Beliefs
89
My Mind Is My Ally
95
Meditation for the Mind
101
Leading with Heart
145
Focus on Appreciation and Gratitude
149
The Blessings of Adversity
153
Generosity and Contribution
159
Moving Beyond Comparing and Competing
165
Becoming the Observer of Yourself
171
Connecting with the Higher Self
177
Letting Go of Attachment to Outcomes
181
Cultivating Trust in Yourself and Others
187
Real Life Stories
193
The Question of a Quick Fix
211
Closing
215
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About the author (2009)




Janet Esposito, M.S.W. is the president of In the SpotLight, LLC, a company devoted to helping people overcome stage fright. Janet writes and speaks with deep understanding, compassion, and inspiration as she has had firsthand experience with this fear herself. Janet's first book, In the SpotLight: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing, has been an Amazon Bestseller for many years and has helped thousands of people learn to better manage their fear and find a level of comfort and confidence they never thought possible. Her coaching, workshops, and CD, In the SpotLight: Guided Exercises to Create a Calm and Confident State of Mind, Body, & Spirit While Speaking or Performing, have provided tremendous support and guidance to the many people who feel alone and overwhelmed with this fear. Janet is a master guide on this journey as she has a profound understanding of both the problem and the solution.







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