afraid of public speaking? so am I!

Jennifer Safian of shares her experience of facing her fear of public speaking.My last three blog posts have dealt with the emotion of fear as it relates to divorce and ways to turn that negative into a positive. I have had personal experience with divorce, and understand how fear can be overwhelming, but fear can impact other areas of your life as well. Recently, I faced a different kind of fear that I have had for a long time. I decided to share it with you as an example of how we can challenge and overcome fears in a positive way.

Even as a trained and professional communicator and mediator, I still find speaking to a large audience somewhat daunting. In trying to get past that fear, and in order to share my passion for mediation with others, I joined Toastmasters, an international organization with groups in many countries. At Toastmasters, people of diverse professions and goals gather and practice public speaking in a warm and supportive environment.

In my first speech, called the “ice breaker speech”, I talked about events and circumstances from my own life that put me on the path of becoming a professional mediator. If you are interested in listening to it, just click the play button below!

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One Response to afraid of public speaking? so am I!

  • Linda Lee Rahn says:

    My fear comes in the form of PTSD from a difficult time my husband and I endured. Even now any envelope in my mailbox can elicit fear. But I push through it with prayer and logic.

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