Does the thought of speaking in public fill you with fear? Perhaps you worry excessively in the run up to a presentation or maybe this fear holds you back from presenting at all.

Imagine being able to speak up in meetings with confidence, feeling safe and secure while giving speeches, and moving forward in your career because you’re finally able to give the type of powerful, self-assured presentations you really want to.

The largest phobia in the Western world is the fear of public speaking. This is because many of us were at school and then made to stand up and speak out loud, while the teacher pointed out our mistakes and the rest of the class giggled at us. Does this ring a bell with you? You then worry you are going to be judged. It isn’t surprising that people worry about standing up in front of a group. Sadly, the way we teach public speaking in schools can instill the phobia.