Leadership & Influence

An Easy Way To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

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Do you find yourself nervous before a big presentation or interview? Feel like you are staring down a precipice in fear?

What you do before it will determine its outcome.

A mistake many of us make is to spend the minutes before our talk or interview going over the details of what we need to say.

What this ends up doing is telling our subliminal mind that we’re not fully prepared and might fail.

Next time try this instead. Spend the time visualizing the past times you’ve done a similar task and excelled at it. Make the visualization even easier by looking at Google images of winning athletes on your phone.

Women competing in a relay race that you can use to visualize success to overcome your fear of public speaking.
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Now you are persuading your subliminal mind to success.


The shift with this from a negative persuasion framing to a positive persuasion game in your mind will be significant. You will see dramatic improvements with this approach where you affirm your previous success and power through fears.

This concept is discussed more in Robert Cialdini’s book, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way To Influence And Persuade. You can read our review of Pre-Suasion here.


Shaun Mendonsa, PhD is an influencing expert and pharmaceutical development leader. He writes on the topics of influence and persuasion, and develops next generation drugs in human pharma by advising international pharmaceutical CROs and CMOs.


Leadership Development, Career Advice, Personal Development

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