Diane Allen is a Speaking Coach who specializes in Peak Performance. She inspires people to speak out (without freaking out) and step into their full potential. A professional violinist turned Speaker, Author, and Speaking Coach, Diane’s professional violin career featured performances on stages in front of thousands. That experience provided the atmosphere for her to hone the techniques necessary for mastering performance under intense pressure.
Her stage fright moment
Never as a public speaker. As a musician, when she completed her studies she started looking for a great orchestra to join. Even though she had a lot of training, a great skill level, passion and confidence, Diane failed in all the auditions because she couldn’t maintain her composure in the heat of the moment. Over ten years she developed a system to get rid of the tension and ultimately she succeeded in becoming lead violinist.
Peak Performance for Public Speakers
The opposite is extreme fear of speaking in public. Peak performance is when you exceed your potential and have complete joy speaking in public. Normally, people perform in the middle of the spectrum.
The 3 main benefits of peak performance:
- Standing in your power
- Having an unshakable confidence
- Having unwavering focus
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are made for.”
Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
The Inner Game of Tennis by Tim Gallwey
Routine to Shine
It’s all about the routine. Your routine is the key. Identify your own step-by-step routine. In short: know your reason, have practice behind you, relax (deal with your body) and deal with the distractions.
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