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Geoff Owen is a professionally trained actor who left the theatre because he was crippled by his fear. In the 20+ years since his acting career ended and after many trainings, much research and experience working with people to overcome their fear, Geoff has worked to create the New Paradigm for Public Speaking – a completely new way to approach public speaking that eliminates fear, removes the stress of presenting and allows people to discover their natural self-expression. He lives in London UK.
You Do Not Have a Fear of Public Speaking
Geoff believes that people don’t have a fear of public speaking because we don’t have fear of the event (of speaking in public). What some have a fear of is the meaning they are attaching to. People have a response to the event of speaking in public. Geoff starts his coaching sessions by explaining this.
Geoff approaches two domains:
- Eliminate beliefs. Most of us have the beliefs such as “I’m not good enough”, “I’m not worthy”, “Mistakes and failures are bad”, etc. It takes time to remove these beliefs.
- New paradigm for public speaking. Geoff points out that people try to follow the “old paradigm of public speaking” in which we think we have to be professional at public speaking and follow a few other rules. With this, people start being who they think they need to be instead of being who they are. Geoff encourages us that instead we focus on what we want to achieve in the audience, what we want them feel.
Related: How to Turn Fear of Speaking into Success
“No one has ever grown any taller as a result of being measured.” — Unknown
The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
Routine to Shine
Speak out loud. Do it every day. Speak out loud to the nothingness.
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