Tag Archives: success

trauma response-public speaking anxiety

17 Nov

Did something early in live create your fear of public speaking?

Did something early in life create your fear of public speaking?

Public speaking anxiety is usually something that originates in early childhood. Perhaps a child was shouted at by a stressed parent when they tried to speak up, or had an early traumatic experience speaking out at school. This causes a trauma response to be attached to the idea of public speaking, and so every time that person is required to speak in public, the trauma is “triggered”. Experts explain that the way to deal with a public speaking anxiety is to remove the emotional tag from the experience – so speaking in front of others no longer triggers the old trauma. This is entirely possible, but is unlikely to happen of its own accord. Most people with this fear need outside help.

At 6’9, Keith Scott is used to turning heads when he walks into a room.

11 Sep

BeansTalk from Beanstalk Apparel

  • Tall Tuesday: Keith Scott, founder of TALLspeaking

    At 6’9, Keith Scott is used to turning heads when he walks into a room. Keith has a strong presence in the Baltimore business community as the CEO and President of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Resource Center, and he is the founder of TALLspeaking, a personal coaching service that helps clients overcome their fear of public speaking and address personal anxieties to achieve success.

    Many people fear speaking in a large group or in front of a crowd. This fear often prevents great ideas or creative solutions from becoming reality because people shy away from presenting ideas or speaking up. Realizing that often the silent or quieter participants have great solutions and the prominent speakers gain attention, Keith wanted to help those ideas and solutions be heard.

    Inspired by his father’s tenacity, resourceful people around him and the desire to help others achieve personal success, Keith brought Tallspeaking to life in 2010. Keith works with clients to address personal barriers, overcome shyness, engage with a crowd, build a great first impression and gain the confidence to reach personal goals. He takes a positive approach to public speaking and feels that it is a thrill to have the honor to speak in front of people and communicate a message that can inspire.

    “Height has the advantage of gaining attention and declaring a brand that makes you feel, and look super confident” Keith says.

    Height advantage or not, conquering anxiety and gaining confidence in yourself will build your own natural presence. Everyone offers something great, and everyone has different obstacles to overcome.

    Being tall provides a natural presence, but Keith is no stranger to the qualms of the tall experience. Comments and stares are abundant, and trying to find clothing that fits can be a challenge but Keith’s positive attitude and calm nature makes him approachable and releatable. His communication expertise and natural confidence allow him to really get to know his clients and work with them to overcome barriers.

    Keith continues to build TALLspeaking with the goal of reaching an international audience.

    Words of wisdom from Keith: “Most things take less time than you think, it will be there tomorrow and after you’re dead”.

Nail the First Five Seconds

9 Jul

Use a Landline

Use a Landline

Tips on Rocking your Phone Interview:

Turn on the Radio

In a phone interview, your voice will make your big first impression, so get a head start on prepping your pipes a week pre-interview by tuning into talk radio. Whether it’s Cosmo, NPR, or the Red Sox game, notice the words and tone the hosts use to create a mental picture for listeners.

Polish Your Language

On that note, avoid filler words like yup, ummm, like,or you know.

Use a Cheat Sheet

One awesome thing about a phone interview is that it’s like an open-book test—you can have your notes right there in front of you, which gives you an extra confidence boost. Print out your resume, the job description, and a list of thoughtful questions to ask.

Nail the First
Five Seconds

Whether in person or on the phone, the manager’s initial impression  of you is the most important part of the interview. The key to rocking it? Find common ground that’ll make her feel connected to you. Instead of getting right down to business, start on a personal note, like, “I noticed you have a 202 number—I went to school in DC.” It makes you seem more human, not just a voice at the other end of the line.

5 Public Speaking Tips to succeed in business!

25 Jun

  • Have something interesting to say. This is 80 percent of the battle. If you have nothing to say, you shouldn’t speak–end of discussion. It’s better to decline the opportunity so no one knows you don’t have anything to say than it is to make the speech and prove it.
  • Cut the sales pitch. The purpose of most keynotes is to entertain and inform. It’s seldom to provide you with an opportunity to pitch. For example, if you’re invited to speak about the future of digital music, don’t talk about the latest MP3 player your company is selling.
  • Focus on entertaining. Many speech coaches will disagree, but the goal of a speech is to entertain the audience. If people are entertained, you can slip in a few nuggets of information. But if your speech is dull, no amount of information will make it great. If I had to pick between entertaining and informing an audience, I would pick entertaining, knowing that informing will probably happen, too.
  • Understand the audience. If you can prove to your audience in the first five minutes that you understand who they are, you’ve got them for the rest of the speech. All you need to understand are the trends, competition and key issues facing the audience members. This simply requires consultation with the host organization and a willingness to customize your introductory remarks.
  • Overdress. My father was a politician in Hawaii. When I started speaking, he gave me this advice: Never dress beneath the level of the audience. That is, if they’re wearing suits, you should wear a suit. To underdress is to communicate, “I’m smarter/richer/more powerful than you. I can’t take you seriously, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” This is hardly the way to get an audience to like you.

Numerous studies have shown that people who speak regularly in public earn significantly more than those who don’t – TALLspeaking (Your Speech Coach)

15 May

Public speaking is one of the most powerful ways of improving visibility, getting more traffic and increasing your connection with your customer base.

People often underestimate the power of public speaking. After all, isn’t it better to spend your time trying to attract 5,000 online visitors through paid traffic or SEO than to speak in front of 500 people?

While that line of thought is understandable, it misses the point.

When you get on a public stage, several things happen. First of all, your company is instantly legitimized. You get instant credibility. You get instant expert status.

Furthermore, you have an uninterrupted block of time with which you can sell yourself and your company. The people in your audience will generally either be potential business partners or ready to buy customers.

Numerous studies have shown that people who speak regularly in public earn significantly more than those who don’t.

Is it because public speaking causes people to earn more? Or is it because once you’re earning more, people expect you to speak? It’s probably a little of both.

It’s not a coincidence that public speakers are some of the most professionally successful people in the world.

The Marxist-Leninist

a revolutionary communist website

Yanis Varoufakis

thoughts for the post-2008 world

21centurymanifesto

For working class political power and revolutionary culture, news and analysis from Britain

The Secret Fairy Society

Get the news from the Glen

the dirty hippie & the bohemian girl

an eco-aware, flower power, neo-hippie, vegan blog

My Blog

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

Omegawidowgirl's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Young Professionals of Baltimore

Just another WordPress.com site

newtstakeaway

Just another WordPress.com site

whatstheturningpoint

Just another WordPress.com site

cafeboudoir

Just another WordPress.com site

cookingadventisasters

Just another WordPress.com site

southcountychamber

Just another WordPress.com site

Thoroughly Furnished

Equipping God's people for all good works.

littlemiracleshappeneveryday

A great WordPress.com site

elliotdlassonphd

Observations and Opinions About Work

kreegerconsulting

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

%d bloggers like this: