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Therapist Erika Hilliard on Shyness and Social Anxiety

On August 29, 2012 The Houston Chronical reprinted a Chicago Tribune article on shyness in people who are single and breaking the bashful barrier.  The article states that behind shyness is extreme self-consciousness.  Shy people constantly worry that others are judging them, and they blame themselves for negative outcomes, so they choose to not do […]

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Great Article on Why Public Speaking Scares You by Susan Adams at Forbes.com

I just read an article on Forbes called “Why Public Speaking Scares and and How to Overcome your Fear” by Susan Adams. This is one of the best articles on fear of speaking I have seen in  a long time! I am a presentation and speaking coach in Houston.  I have specialized in transforming stage […]

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Learn How to Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking – by Josh Popichak

The following Article was written by Josh Popichak and published in the June Issue of Steve Harrison’s Book Marketing Update.  It is offered here by permission of the author. Have you ever had a nightmare about having to make a speech, or found yourself panicked about speaking to a group in real life? If so, […]

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About Shame, Perfectionism and Fear of Public Speaking and How Self-Acceptance is the Answer

  Shame and perfectionism are interrelated.  Shame is the painful feeling that comes from a deep-seated belief that “I am not good enough.”  It is generated from an unconscious thought that “I AM wrong.”  That means your very Being is not acceptable. Perfectionism is what we do to try to avoid the feelings of shame.  […]

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Dr. Brene Brown on Shame & Perfectionism

Once in a while, an idea comes along which changes all the other ideas that I am teaching. I met that idea this week at The UP Experience in Houston.  Among the cadre of sixteen awesome speakers, who were all thought leaders in their fields, was Dr. Brené Brown.  Dr. Brené Brown is a writer, researcher, […]

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Healing Stage Fright by Standing Up for Oneself

    I received a stunning email from a therapist in New York City.  Emily shared an experience of coaching a client for communication and how the results impacted her “stage fright.”  Here is what Emily said….   Hi, Sandra.  I have worked with a person who had stage fright issues; they were really about […]

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Press Release – Book offers new ways to overcome businesspersons’ No.1 fear – public speaking

For more information please contact:   Sandra Zimmer The Self-Expression Center  281-293-7070 Main  281-389-4224  Mobile    Founder of Houston’s Self-Expression Center publishes “It’s Your Time to Shine”     While millions of Americans are willing to ham it up on YouTube and share intimate details via social media, the fear of public speaking remains the nation’s […]

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Turning Anxiety into Excitement – Tip for Transforming Stage Fright, Fear of Public Speaking & General Anxiety

  Human emotional energy either contracts or expands.  When your energy is contracting, you feel negative emotions such as fear and anxiety, anger and sadness.  But when your energy is expanding, you feel positive emotions like excitement, joy, love and power. In this article, I’ll focus on anxiety vs. excitement. Anxiety is the contraction state […]

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