At some point in our lives, we’ll probably be faced with having to do something that fills us with fear. Whether this is taking our driving test for the first time, meeting a group of people through business networking, or perhaps being asked to babysit for a young relative with no experience, we’ll all be pretty familiar with the sensations that come along with the challenging situation.
Our hearts start to race, our mouths go dry, and we find it tough to control our hands to stop them from shaking.
While fear is a very natural and normal response to tricky situations, it can sometimes get in the way of our trying to achieve success in our daily lives. I see more people with a fear of business presenting than for any other phobia. Not being able to stand up in front of a group of business colleagues with authority and confidence makes many people feel inadequate, worried that they will be passed over for promotion or even laughed at in the meeting room or auditorium.
A small amount of nervousness can be very healthy when you are about to present to a group. It can give you an energy boost, make you feel more vibrant and energetic, and lend a real passion to your delivery. However, if the fear is disproportionate to the situation, and you find that nerves prevent you from speaking at all, or make you hesitate, stammer or blush your way through a speech, it can be really tough to overcome the nerves and become a confident presenter.
Using hypnosis to go from bland to brilliant
If you work in a corporate environment, deal with sales, business networking or have an executive role, it’s very likely that you will be asked or expected to present at some point. Every one of us will baulk at the thought, and it’s natural to feel apprehensive. One of our biggest fears is being laughed at or found to be lacking in what we do, and the situation of business presenting is the ideal set-up for that to occur.
The good news is, there is a way out of the dread, nervousness and apprehension that most of us feel when we are due to present to colleagues or customers: Hypnosis.
Simple steps to success
Hypnosis encourages people to enter in to a very deep form of relaxation, which makes us much more susceptible to positive thoughts while enabling us to push negative ideas out of the way, once and for all. For example, rather than immediately thinking “People will laugh at me” when you are faced with business presentations, you can train your brain to respond to the challenge with “This gives me an opportunity to let people see how much knowledge I have about my subject”. Simple steps can make an immense difference when it comes to challenging your natural response to presenting, instead giving you a firm basis for confident and authoritative speech.
A holistic approach to tackling those nerves
Rather than simply giving you tips or techniques for successful presentations, hypnosis assists by tackling all of the associated issues with public speaking simultaneously. By encouraging you on a sub-conscious level to stand tall, speak with authority, control your nerves and be flooded with natural confidence, hypnosis supports you to transform your overall approach to business presenting.
With just a few sessions, you will be given the tools you need to tackle this challenging situation with confidence, calmness and even a sense of looking forward to the opportunity to further your career, forge new business relationships, and speak passionately about your subject, without feeling hampered by unnecessary nerves.
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