Sandra Zimmer is a Coach for Public Speaking, Presentation, Voice, Accent Reduction and Executive Presence. Her degrees in psychology, acting, voice, esoteric philosophy and meditation gave her the perfect background to discover how to transform the #1 fear. Sandra translated her struggles with her own fears into the Sandra Zimmer Method which is a holistic mind/body/emotion system to overcome stage fright and fear of public speaking. She coaches individuals and groups live at her company Self-Expression Center in Houston, Texas and virtually via video conferencing. She’s author of the book It’s Your Time to Shine: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking, Develop Authentic Presence and Speak from Your Heart.
Sandra started her journey being an actress. One night during a performance she had an amazing experience that led her to try to figure out, over the next four years, a way to transform his background, knowledge and experience into a method to help people to overcome their fears and shine when they speak in front of groups.
Beating the fear of public speaking
Sandra’s mastery is about overcoming fear of public speaking, not by mechanical speaking skills, but by guiding people to become comfortable in their skin and confident to be who they are in front of other people. She learned how to facilitate people in front of groups to release what she calls the tension of being the center of attention so they feel safe to be themselves, and speak from their hearts, and shine.
In Sandra’s knowledge, people who have the most stage fright have the potential to be stars at speaking because they have the feelings and emotions up to the surface where they can be used to create genuine emotional connection with listeners.
About feeling frightened to speak
For most people fear of public speaking is about fear of speaking in front of people, but Sandra’s experience has taught her that fear of public speaking is really about not being comfortable to be who you are at the center of the attention. Not feeling safe of being yourself when you are in front of other people.
Five Steps to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking and shine
1. Putting energy down. You have to get out of your head and into your body using grounding meditation.
2. Paying attention to the tension. Turn attention to your inside: thoughts, feelings, emotions.
3. Express the tension: Describe it aloud. Tell how and what you feel. Express the tension and the tension will go.
4. Making genuine connection. Establish a real connection, make eye contact. Create a bond with your audience.
5. Opening the Flow of Speech: tell your story. By creating a simple short 5 – 10 minutes talk to share your story and your message.
A piece of advice for everybody
You can start using Grounding Meditation as a tactic to ground your body and feelings really to present. Sandra’s willing to share with you a link for you to download a 14 minutes grounding meditation track.
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and she will gladly send you the link.
“Everyone has the perfect gift to give the world—and if each of us is freed up to give our unique gift, the world will be in total harmony.” — Buckminster Fuller
Routine to Shine
Practice grounding meditation. Don’t wait and send an email to: email@example.com
Company website: http://www.self-expression.com/
Online video course: https://www.sandrazimmermethod.com/
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