Why do some of us gladly step forward while others shy away from the camera or public speaking, despite having something to say? If you’ve ever watched others take the stage— on video, at conferences, in meetings, or even at your sister’s wedding—and yearned for the confidence to do the same: you can. In this transformational guide, speaking coach Linda Ugelow delivers a holistic methodology that gets to the root of what’s stopping you from sharing your voice. You will not push past or manage your fear—but face it, embrace it, and eliminate it. Fast.
Through powerful exercises coupled with real-life stories of conquering performance nerves (including her own), Ugelow takes you on a journey of self-discovery that will free you from the anxieties and psychological roadblocks holding you back. As you work from the inside out, you will move through the three levels of her Inner Freedom Framework: You’ll begin by uncovering and healing the root causes of your fears; move on to restoring a sense of safety within yourself and your environment; and finally repattern your habits to swap out old ways of holding tension, using your voice and expressing yourself in new ways that are aligned with how you want to feel and be seen. Not only will you emerge from this process ready to embrace the limelight, you’ll actually discover how to enjoy it.
This isn’t a book about “feeling the fear and doing it anyway,” it’s about shedding that fear, loving yourself, and embracing opportunities to shine brightly. Whether your audience is online, in the boardroom, in a theatre, or in the workplace, your journey to full self-expression begins here.