KillerPresentation Skills is a 90-minute video that will change forever theway you think about speaking in public. Although speaking to a group isreported to be the Number 1 human fear, the truth is a bit more nuanced.The presenter in this video, author, speaker and trainer Doug Jefferys,clearly demonstrates that we only BELIEVE we fear public speakingbecause our most common behaviors when in the spotlight produce exactlythe same physiological responses as when we are genuinely facing alife-threatening event. In other words, whenever our brain senses apotential threat, in this case the classic scenario of finding ourselvesone against many?, the body responds with the same chemicalpreparations to deal with the threat? as it does when you blowout atire at 70 MPH.
Then, because of what most of us have been taughtfrom an early age, we engage in behaviors that exacerbate this chemicalsurge. We become our own worst enemy. Not because were weak, or thinknegatively, or are not prepared, as most of the wisdom? out there wouldhave us believe. Rather, because we come to the front of the roomcarrying a huge load of unavoidable baggage and then commit actions thatthe body has no choice to respond to other than to crank us up?.
Theamazingly good news here is that this video shows you how, by simplychanging a few of these wrongly taught behaviors, you can completelychange your bodys response; and with very little practice, the fear isfirst lessened, and then it is gone.
No drugs, no self-hypnosis, nofuzzy neuro-reprogramming, no reliance on positive thinking? exercisesthat fail at the worst time. The process that takes you from a speakingzero to a speaking hero is one that simply involves modifying threethings that youve done since your first stand-up book report in gradeschool. But beware: the power that comes with this new-found comfort andconfidence can be intoxicating “ and its available to literally anyonewho learns the technique and runs with it.
Although the presentersapproach runs counter to almost everything most people have read orlearned about being successful at public speaking, his firm has taughtthousands of participants who claim his techniques have literallychanged their lives. Former president Bill Clinton, who is stillregarded as the pre-eminent speaker in public life today, studied andembraced these very same techniques when running for president “ toobviously great personal benefit. You may not become president of theUnited States, but wouldnt it be nice if the next time you spoke,people actually listened Screenshot: