Do you feel like speaking in public in English is a mountain that’s impossible to climb? Your colleagues are much better than you? You feel like an idiot when you need to present in English? These self-doubts probably stop you from being as visible as you deserve to be. The majority of the clients I […]
Do you start to panic when you get up to speak in public? Do you feel judged by all those eyes staring at you? Do you wish you could be anywhere else except on that stage? I used to feel like that too. I hated speaking in public. When I worked as an English teacher […]
“I feel illegitimate when I speak in public.” “I feel like an impostor.” “I’m afraid people will find me boring.” “It’s even worse when I present in a foreign language, I start to blush, tremble, sweat, forget what I’m saying….” These are the words of the clients I coach in public speaking in English […]
When you talk about speaking in public in English, do you say you’re afraid or stressed? The words you use when you talk to yourself are important for your success. Let me share something I tell my clients so they become confident and impactful public speakers. If you talk about being afraid of speaking in […]
How are you coping with the uncertainty and turmoil many of us are facing today? Are you feeling drained by the worries of what’s going to happen? Are you struggling to cope with the new ways of working remotely? Or maybe you’re using this time usefully to take a step back from old patterns that […]
Do you ever feel fake, like a fraud, when you speak in public or in meetings? Like you’re pretending to have expertise that you don’t really have? And that your audience and colleagues are going to see right through you for the impostor you really are? If this sounds like you, then welcome to the […]
Nowadays, we often hear the word “assertiveness” being used. In fact, it’s become quite a buzzword in personal development. But do you know how you can use it for better communication? From my experience, I’ve noticed that people often mix up assertiveness and aggressiveness. Yet, they’re certainly not the same. Communicating assertively means you get […]
Do you sometimes fear that your colleagues, managers or clients are judging you when you express your opinion or when you speak in public?
If you do, join the club that most people belong to!
We live in a competitive society where judgment is ubiquitous. Children are graded at school for their work, encouraged to be good at sports and to be top of the class. As adults, employees receive performance reviews that affect the salary and promotion they receive. Entrepreneurs need to constantly prove that their services or products are better than their competitors.
So, it’s hardly surprising that so many of us feel like we’re being judged. Judgment has pervaded our lives since an early age and it continues to do so today.
Which response to the fear of public speaking do you choose: fight or flight? Have you ever had to give an important presentation in front of colleagues or clients and you felt like you desperately wanted to run off the stage and escape? I have! In fact, I almost always used to feel like […]
“I’m ashamed of speaking in front of an audience in English. In my company, the level of professional English is good and I don’t feel I measure up. As a company director I have to give oral presentations in English but I feel like my colleagues and bosses are judging me. I’m sure they […]