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Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
February 5, 2024

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Overcome public speaking fear with gradual exposure, in a supportive environment. Observe a free trial to see if it’s right for you.
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Do you struggle with the fear of public speaking? We have a solution for you. Join us in conquering public speaking anxiety through gradual exposure, within a supportive and nurturing environment. Take a complimentary trial session to determine if this program is the right fit for you.
Our roots in New York City span 30 years, and now, we’re thrilled to offer our classes online to a global audience.
This single free trial class serves as an observation opportunity to assess whether the comprehensive $425/10-session program aligns with your goals. After the session, our instructor will be available to answer any queries you may have.
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Once you’ve acquired the 10-session package, you have the flexibility to use your sessions as you see fit. Our course is ongoing, with participants of varying skill levels. We provide a comprehensive workbook that allows each student to progress at their own pace.
For 32 years, we’ve been dedicated to helping individuals transform their public speaking apprehension into confidence. Our approach emphasizes gradual exposure, enabling you to confront your fears incrementally in a supportive setting. Your instructors, Charles di Cagno and Kyra Smith, are experienced phobia therapists and former/current Directors of Public Speaking at White Plains Hospital Anxiety Treatment Center in the United States.
No matter your current level of public speaking skill, we have a solution for you. For those with anxiety, our program introduces public speaking through a series of step-by-step exercises, starting with the basics and progressing to more advanced techniques. If you’re more experienced, we offer a platform tailored to your specific needs, focusing on refining various delivery methods. Our self-paced approach ensures a low-pressure, supportive atmosphere with ample feedback to address your individual challenges.
Our course accommodates both beginners and advanced students, with the aim of inspiring rather than intimidating. Remember, even the most dynamic speakers once grappled with the same fears but overcame them through consistent effort. The program is not arduous; it simply requires the determination to seek guidance, initiate your journey, and maintain a committed, consistent effort.
Our track record speaks volumes, with a 100% success rate in delivering wedding speeches over two decades. Regardless of the specific challenge you face, whether formal presentations, group discussions, business meetings, sales pitches, confrontations, or employment interviews, our program can be tailored to suit your unique needs.
Sample Gradual Exposure Program Outline for Public Speaking Anxiety:
  • Session One: Comfortably speak while seated, responding to simple questions.
  • Session Two: Gain confidence standing before a group.
  • Session Three: Progress to standing alone.
  • Session Four: Learn gestures and movement for enhanced communication.
  • Session Five: Apply gestures and movement to a personal narrative.
  • Session Six: Field questions on a topic of your choice.
  • Session Seven: Master impromptu speaking.
  • Session Eight: Craft a prepared speech with instructor guidance.
  • Session Nine: Independently outline and deliver a prepared speech.

Once you’ve mastered these fundamentals, you’ll delve into various forms of interpersonal and public communication, including persuasive speaking, panel discussions, conflict resolution, defending your position, debating, initiating and sustaining conversations, and much more.

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work with you and guide you on your journey to confident public speaking. Your visit is a step towards a brighter future. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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