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How to Handle a Hostile Audience: Realize There’s Only One Audience in the World

The Question of How to Handle a Hostile Audience My Sandra Zimmer Method public speaking clients ask, “What if I speak to a hostile audience? How do I handle a hostile audience?” This question usually comes up after my public speaking clients have transformed a lot of stage fright. My clients have gotten out of […] Read more

Public Speaking Anxiety Feels the Same in Live, Virtual or Phone Meetings

Public speaking anxiety feels the same, whether you are speaking to a live group, in a virtual meeting or even just on a telephone conference. Anytime you become the center of attention, psychophysical energy is going to get stirred up inside your body and your mind. If you are susceptible to stage fright and public […] Read more

How to Solve Public Speaking Fear

Solve Public Speaking Fear In order to solve public speaking fear, you must first understand what public speaking fear is really about. What public speaking fear is really about may surprise you. What it is not about may also surprise you. What we call fear of public speaking is not really about speaking. Most people who […] Read more

Create Genuine Connection, Chemistry & Charisma

Connection and its deeper qualities, chemistry and charisma, allow communication among people to elevate to higher levels. When you make genuine connection with others, saying the right words comes easily because your intention is to connect more deeply. What are Genuine Connection, Chemistry and Charisma? Genuine connection is a two-way exchange of attention in human […] Read more

Believe in Yourself!

Saint Catherine of Sienna was quoted as saying, “Be who God meant you to be and you can set the world on fire!” I am resharing this post from the beginning of 2014. It contains my thoughts on how to believe in yourself and allow Spirit to help you set the world on fire by […] Read more

Steve Jobs Screws Up His Speech and Enjoys the Opportunity to Tell a Story

When Steve Jobs screwed up at the 2007 Macworld Conference, he showed us how much fun it can be to handle a mistake in a presentation when we are relaxed, present and able to think on our feet. Watch the following video clip and see for yourself. We all think of Steve as the consummate […] Read more

Practice Breathing to Manage Public Speaking Fear

Breathing to manage public speaking fear really works. However, it only works if you practice it regularly and integrate conscious deep breathing into daily activities. It is often called mindful breathing. Every article you read on managing fear and anxiety for public speaking will suggest learning to breathe deeply and diaphragmatically. I concur that breathing is helpful, but […] Read more

Learn to Speak Up in Public and Life Will Bring Opportunities to Share Your Gift

If you are feeling dissatisfied with your life, it could be because you have not learned to speak up in public in order to fulfill your soul’s desire to make a difference. I believe we each have a gift to give the world. We each have some contribution to make that adds value to humanity […] Read more

Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop Overcomes Life-Long Discomfort of being Center of Attention

 The Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop teaches you to convert public speaking fear, tension and anxiety into free flowing energy and excitement to speak.  You really can overcome life-long discomfort about being the center of attention! When you do, speaking becomes fluid and easy. A participant in a recent Sandra Zimmer Method weekend workshop said, “Had I known […] Read more

Transform Stage Fright into Authentic Speaking with Sandra Zimmer

Transform Stage Fright into Authentic Speaking teaches you to convert tension, fear and anxiety into free flowing energy and excitement to speak.  Really! If tension about speaking in groups, meetings or presentations is holding you back, a Sandra Zimmer Method Group Public Speaking Experience class will free you to speak from your heart. The Sandra […] Read more