In The SpotLight, Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing
In The SpotLight: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing is a perfect book for those who are afraid of speaking or performing in front of others. This book provides many different methods and strategies to help you get beyond stage fright and learn to speak or perform with ease and confidence. This book will also help anyone who is self-conscious and uncomfortable in any social situation. You will discover how to: * Dramatically decrease your feelings of fear, discomfort, and loss of control associated with speaking or performing in front of others * Minimize your uncomfortable physical symptoms associated with fear * Significantly reduce the dread of anticipating a speaking or performing event * Eliminate your need to avoid situations of speaking or performing because of fear * Create a relaxed and confident state of mind and body in preparing to speak or perform * Break through your fear and create an inner peace around speaking and performing that you never imagined possible!
About the Author
Janet E. Esposito, M.S.W., is the president of In The SpotLight, LLC, a company devoted to helping people overcome their fear of public speaking and performing. Janet is considered an expert on this subject and has written two books, In the Spotlight and Getting Over Stage Fright, and has also created a CD which provides support and guidance to supplement her books. Janet speaks from first-hand experience because she has overcome her own terror around speaking in front of groups and now experiences a level of comfort and confidence that she never thought possible. In her Getting Over Stage Fright workshops, Janet has helped many hundreds of people overcome their fears through her compassion, inspiration, and profound understanding of the problem and the solution. Janet also offers individual phone (or skype) consultations and coaching sessions, providing more specific guidance and support for the challenges her clients are facing.
Hope and Healing
By A Customer - May 1, 2002
Fear of public speaking has been an enormous thorn in my side my entire adult life. Even when I haven't had to directly confront it for long stretches of time, thanks to my genius for avoidance behavior, it's always nagged at the back of my mind. I always knew I was basically well-adjusted, give or take a quirk or two, but, because of this seemingly insurmountable interior obstacle, this hidden limitation I told myself I couldn't get over, a small part of me clung to the idea that there might be something seriously wrong with me. If I gave a public presentation, I reasoned, the secret would be out; the world would know once and for all that I was "certifiable." Rejection, alienation and who knew what other horrible social tortures would befall me? Then I read Janet Esposito's book and attended one of her weekend workshops. My experience of the workshop: It was like being wheeled in wearing a body cast Saturday morning and walking out on my own two feet, with only a slight limp,... read more
By SwabbyCaps "IlliniFan46" - October 19, 2000
The best advice I have for you if you want to overcome your fear of public speaking is to read Janet's book, attended her Level I weekend class and follow-through on your action plan that you develop in class. Your anxiety will definitely go WAY down.Prior to doing that I had read many books and visited many websites. I even enrolled in Toastmasters and had performance coaching. I had only a small reduction in anxiety over the 18 months prior to going through Janet's class. Why is she so effective? First, she's been there. You can totally relate to her as she describes her experiences. Second, Janet resolved to overcome her problem and tried many different approaches to do so. Her book and class focus on the most effective methods that attack the problem from several directions. Third, you confront your fear in a very supportive environment with others that are in the same boat. The impact of sharing this struggle openly and supporting others is very powerful... read more
Do yourself a BIG favor!
By Sankhya - August 2, 2001
I agree with the many raves posted. In my opinion, this book is, hands-down, the most practical and helpful when it comes to actively overcoming a fear of public speaking--and I have read them all! I did take Janet's workshop, but I found the book very helpful even before taking her class. Anyone trying to overcome any of life's obstacles knows that there is no "magic pill"; Janet's strategy is no exception to that rule. But there are definitely shortcuts, and modeling yourself on people who have overcome a similar problem not only makes the process faster, but also gives the comfort of knowing that you're not alone--there are MANY otherwise competent and stable individuals who suffer from performance anxiety.If you suffer from performance anxiety, do yourself a big favor and read this book. Go the next step and visit Janet's web site at www.performanceanxiety.com. And if you really want to overcome your fear, take her workshop. It changed my life.