Thursday, July 09, 2009

IF GIVING READINGS IN PUBLIC SCARES YOU LEGLESS, THERE'S HOPE...

All writers have to speak in public sooner or later. Open mics abound; poetry slams are commonplace; authors give readings from their latest books.

If the prospect
of participating in these opportunities scares you legless, you are not alone.

Here is a short blog post from my friend, Geoffrey, who is a brilliant speaker's coach, that gets to the heart of the fear: http://geoffreyxlane.com/blog/2009/07/4-beliefs-that-help-fight-fear/. He provides the reasons that cause sweaty palms and a tangled tongue at the microphone, and outlines some strategies to calm your nerves.