Speak up courageously in meetings, presentations and networking events

Are you someone who experiences nervousness speaking in meetings, giving presentations, or engaging in networking events? 

Does this anxiety affect your career, relationships, or business opportunities? If so, you’re not alone. 

Social phobia affects millions of people worldwide, impacting various aspects of their lives.

I understand firsthand the challenges of anxiety disorders and the impact they can have on your ability to communicate confidently. 

From struggling with social anxiety to standing on big stages and winning business in corporate settings, I’ve embarked on a personal journey to overcome these obstacles.

The impact of feeling unconfident in social situations can be far-reaching. It affects interpersonal relationships, job performance, career advancement, and mental health. 

But understanding why we experience anxiety and a lack of confidence is the first step towards overcoming it.

So how can you combat social anxiety and boost your confidence? 

I’ve put a short video together walking you through six practical strategies to feel confident in front of anyone. 

Give it a watch and let me know what you think!

I talk about how to:

  • Own Your Greatness: Adopt an “I’m okay, you’re okay” mindset to reduce anxiety around hierarchy and speak up confidently.
  • Ground Yourself: Practise breathing techniques and apply logic to reduce catastrophic thoughts. 
  • Trick Your Body: Use power poses to trick your physiology into feeling more confident. 
  • Use Pull Approaches: Engage in two-way interactions by asking questions and listening actively. 
  • Keep the Perfect Outcome in Mind: Visualise the best possible outcome of an interaction. Whether it’s applause from the audience or buy-in from stakeholders.
  • Expose and Desensitise: Gradually expose yourself to situations that trigger anxiety to expand your comfort zone. 

Watch my short YouTube video on this topic here. If you find it useful, please like and subscribe to my channel, I’ll be posting more videos like this every month!

  • Building confidence is a journey, not a destination. It’s okay to feel nervous, but with consistent practice and application of these strategies, you can overcome social anxiety and thrive in any situation.

Have you struggled with social anxiety? 

What strategies have helped you build confidence? 

Share your thoughts with me at Hello@helenpackham.com, comment below, or send me a DM.

Here’s the link to the video again

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