Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking With Dr. Doreen Downing

Dr. Doreen Downing
Dr. Doreen Downing

Dr. Doreen Downing is the Founder of Essential Speaking, an organization dedicated to helping people speak more naturally and powerfully. She is a psychologist with a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, who began her private practice in the 1980s. Dr. Downing specializes in public speaking anxiety treatment through coaching, fearless speaking workshops, and self-guided e-courses. She is also the host of the Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Podcast and the author of The 7 Secrets to Essential Speaking.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • How Dr. Doreen Downing overcame her fear of speaking in public 
  • The factors that contribute to public speaking fear and anxiety
  • Dr. Downing’s inspiration for wanting to help others overcome their public speaking anxiety
  • Dr. Downing’s advice for people who fear speaking in public 
  • How Dr. Downing helps people find their voice 
  • How Dr. Downing is building authority in her business 

In this episode…

Do you fear speaking in public? How can you overcome the anxiety and feel comfortable and confident speaking in public? 

According to Dr. Doreen Downing, everyone suffers from some level of anxiety or fear of speaking in public. This fear can hold people back from successful lives, prevent them from taking risks professionally, and may stand in the way of a fulfilling relationship. Having faced this problem herself, Dr. Downing overcame her fears and vowed to help others do the same. She now shares how she helps people tap into their natural strength and express themselves clearly and courageously in any situation. 

In this episode of The Power of Authority Spotlight, Michelle Prince sits down with Dr. Doreen Downing, the Founder of Essential Speaking, to discuss how to overcome the fear of public speaking. Dr. Downing explains how she overcame her public speaking anxiety, the factors contributing to the fear of public speaking, her advice for people with the fear of speaking in public, and how she helps people find their voice.

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