Public Speaking with Confidence
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Public Speaking with Confidence

Public Speaking without Fear - learn how to make stage nerves a thing of the past. Includes confidence assessment survey
3.9 (27 ratings)
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914 students enrolled
Created by Peter Urey
Last updated 9/2016
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To help nervous speakers overcome anxiety by learning proven mind management techniques.
  • Create content which tells a story and paints pictures with words.
  • Control nerves on the big day and deal with the vital first minute.
  • Project yourself with effortless confidence once you get into your stride.
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  • The willingness to practise the techniques in private over a six week period every time the anxiety flares up.
  • An honest assessment of your current level of anxiety and the willingness to believe that our suggested steps will produce a significant reduction.

Is stage fright holding you back?

Is it affecting your health and relationships?

Is asking for help embarrassing?

Take this course now in complete privacy.

Put an end to nervous trembling, sweats and sleepless nights with techniques used by the major corporations, in the theatre and in the martial arts.

Regain self's easier than you think!

We once felt exactly the same as you and learnt how to beat stage fright.

Anyone can master these mental techniques and physical exercises.

Get your career back on track by beating your nerves and regaining your confidence.

Summary of what you are going to learn:

* Over reaction to stress is not weak character but biological fact and it can be reduced.

* Your instincts are like having a Chimp running your brain - we teach you how to bring it under control.

* Re-calibrate your feelings so they don't hijack your body.

* Develop a serene frame of mind when facing fear by developing the Polished Mind. Gently polish away mental blemishes and face any presentation as if you were simply walking to the shops to buy a snack.

* Present by telling a simple story in simple language. The audience are more interested in your story than they are interested in you.

* Control shallow breathing, the buzzing mind and trembling with simple physical exercises.

* Project yourself to your audience with effortless confidence by sticking to the proven three step process.

* Have faith in a technique which put the focus on the presentation and not on you and your imagined character flaws.

The course is built around video of practical techniques on how to re-frame fear, paint a picture with words and deal with excessively strong emotions. See it then Do it.

The material lasts for just over an hour but it takes about 6 weeks to embed until it becomes your conditioned response to stage nerves.

We have been there ourselves so we understand what you are going through.

Deal with this problem today and take this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone called on to speak who becomes excessively anxious to the point where it disturbs peace of mind.
  • Anyone who is unhappy with their current coping style, especially if it is affecting your health or peace of mind. Contact us if you would like our advice.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
3 Lectures 10:30

A short personal anecdote describing my experience in researching techniques to help nervous speakers to steady themselves before going in front of an audience.

Preview 02:13

The curriculum is split into 4 parts but heavily biased towards dealing with public speaking anxiety. We also look at creating content in a way which reduces nervousness, getting to the stage and started on the day of a speech and tips on getting your point across.

Preview 01:33


Sensitivity to stress inherited
controlled by limbic system

Not character defect

Spot the triggers

Evolutionary advantage
of extreme reactions

Modern threats symbolic
imagined loss of status

Stress chemicals even
if fear is not real

Over reaction triggered
by negative projections

Reframe to dissociate
separate identity – The Chimp

Feed the Chimp positive
intelligent alternatives

Use intellect
to override instinct





Preview 06:44
Mind Management - for the nervous build up phase
9 Lectures 46:30

Summary of Session

Encourage inner dialogue
between the Chimp and You

Chimp is always on

Works 5X faster than You
Processes everything first

Condition responses to the
first signs of limbic reaction

Let the Chimp be heard first

Voice your inner fears and doubts

Doubts about:





Negative feelings subside
after they have been heard

Introduce balancing thoughts

Engage with intellect

What is reasonable given
all the circumstances in
a modern adult workplace?

Take small realistic corrective
steps to achieve maximum effect

How to talk to your inner Chimp

Summary of Session

Reframing is about
subtle shifts in
how we look at

A 3% shift of
perspective can
open up
a new world
of possibilities

 Small sideways steps
 as used by martial
 artists are enough
 under pressure to
 open up the way to win 
The 3 Degree Shift

Summary of session

A guided visualisation in
how to change state by
adding new elements
to an imagined scenario
which impact your inner
feelings and motivation

Learn by getting a feel
for how easy it is to
mentally reframe to
achieve results

Imagined situations will
build mental pathways
around obstacles to

As we add more
components to our frame
we can alter the way we
think and feel about it

We can do the same with
any fear by visualising
ourselves coping with it

The Skyscraper Exercise

Summary of Session

Metaphor drawn from
the work of
Samurai Sword Master
Yagyu Munenori

The perfect mind to be in
for sword fighting is the
normal everyday mind

To achieve this we have
to polish away imperfections
which linger and distort
our thinking

This way we can see the world
unblemished by fear or

We should cultivate this
frame of mind for
fearless public speaking

Preview 06:23

Summary of Session

Quick recap

How to gauge progress
in changing state

On a scale of 1 to 10
where does my
anxiety level sit?

Move down the scale
in single units

Gradual change is
easier to accomplish
than seismic shifts

Our deep subconscious
will reveal the inner
resource to help you
if you tap into it in the 
correct way

Building on imagined
solutions mental pathways
are laid which grow as you 
rehearse your reframing

The 1 to 10 Test

Summary of Session

How to talk to your
Inner Chimp

Question all assumptions

Sometimes the Chimp
is right and you must listen

Challenge all emotional
negativity with the word BUT
then suggest a better outcome

Ask “What’s the worst
that could happen?”

Ask “What if it goes right?”

Suggest positive possibilities

Challenging the Chimp

Summary of Session

It’s not what you say
but how you make
other people feel

Put effort into your
state and how it
is affecting the audience

Analogy of postman and
young child responding to
a ferocious dog – the dog  
can sense fear – people
sense fear in the same way

Metaphor with a DVD player
What’s inside is what shows
on the screen

Put most effort into your state 
and not your script

What you put into your mind
directly affects what comes out

You get what you think about

Preview 05:38

Summary of Session

Misalignment with purpose
as the source of anxiety

Clash with culture
Secondary ambition
Unfortunate circumstances

These should not derail
your presentation

Get things into perspective

These feelings are an indicator
of the need for self-examination

Use the techniques in the course
to address the situation

with your values and vision

Speaking from your core beliefs
greatly reduces anxiety

Be authentic

Alignment with values

Summary of Session

Physical coping tips

Managing the stress chemicals

Physical effects
Blood goes to core
Vision restricted

Using the antidotes

Diaphragmatic breathing
How to do it

Light exercise
Eat well
Avoid stimulants


Conditioned responses
to the anxiety state

Preview 05:46
Preparing your material
1 Lecture 07:50

Summary of Session

Start with the summary

That’s the takeaway

Summary helps with
internalising rather than

Three Point Plan keeps
the presentation on track




reduces stress

People can remember
three things and discard
all but the main points

Edit ruthlessly

  9 slides maximum

Max two minutes
on any subject

Use simple punchy language

Use key words only on your slides

Graphics and metaphor
paint word pictures

Appeal to the senses
rather than the logic

Keep it conversational

Could your Mum follow it?

Does the story appeal to you?



No Jokes

Crafting your presentation
Getting ready for the Big Day
1 Lecture 13:00

Summary of Session

Rehearse not to memorise
but to internalise

Talk to camcorder mirror or friend

Tell a story

Ignore names and job titles

Open with your 3 key points for
high impact

Structure helps you
settle and stay on track

Check if you think your
own story is engaging

Physical tips

On feeling anxious take 3 deep
diaphragmatic breaths

Tense and relax muscles

Fluids but use toilet

Get out of breath

Fixed point staring to calm the mind

Fumble around to buy time
and use it to settle

Hang on to the lectern
or lock out your knees if trembling

Push palms together to steady trembling

Don’t get manic after your nerves settle

Slow Down

Arrive at the venue early to orientate

Practise walking to the stage

Check your props

Hear your voice from the
stage before it all starts

Say something simple before
you pitch avoid freezing

The first minute is key

Preparing to present
Quality of Communication
1 Lecture 05:38

Summary of Session

Projecting yourself

Can you be heard?

Talk to back and edges of the room

Appropriate appearance

Smile – rub cheek muscles

No Umms and Errrs or
repetitious phrases

Stand still

Take questions at the end

Thank you then get off


If all else fails use technique

Getting your point across
Course Summary
1 Lecture 05:23

 Sensitivity is an inherited trait

Spot and manage the symbolic triggers

Use the power of imagination

Intellect over instinct

Condition your responses

Create and dissociate from your fear persona - the Chimp

Balance your inner debate

Set realistic goals
Be good enough

Make it fun

Gauge progress in small steps

Aim for the Normal "walk to the shops" frame of mind

You already have all you need to succeed

Exhaust the Chimp before reasoning with it

It's about how you make others feel

Be authentic

Breathe diaphragmatically
Exercise to get out of breath

Start and end with the summary
Keep to the 3 point structure
Only make 3 points with 9 slides

Keep it simple
Use metaphor - word pictures

Tell a story
Buy time



No Umms and Errs

Stand still

No jokes

Be YOU   

Quick review of the main points

Public Speaking the Fearless Way
12 questions
About the Instructor
Peter Urey
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About Peter Urey.
Trained to advanced level in personal coaching techniques including Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling, Hoshin Planning, Business NLP and HP's Leadership Development Programme.
Experienced coach for Hewlett Packard, Symantec, Canon, Epson plus many more.
Educated in Law at University of Oxford.
Aged 56, married 29 years, 3 adult children.
Student of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling under Marian Way, author of Clean Approaches for Coaches.
Black Belt in Karate.

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