Trainers' SIG ~ Sweaty Palms and Tied Tongues: Dealing with Anxiety

  • 03/17/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Webster University, 32 Discovery, Irvine CA 92618
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Do you ever get anxious before important presentations, training new material for the first time...or maybe even before each facilitation you conduct? Does your anxiety sometimes keep you from getting started on your preparation, prevent you from sleeping at night, or make you tongue-tied at just the wrong moment?

If so—as you’ve very likely heard—you’re not alone. Fear of public speaking consistently shows up in research as one of top two or three all-time biggest fears of the general population, often beating out death for the top spot. And guess what? The not-so-secret secret is that it’s not just the general public that gets anxious before presenting. Most trainers do too.

Come to the March Trainers’ SIG and:

  • Learn more than 10 easy to implement strategies for dealing with the fear of public speaking
  •  Practice at least 5 of those strategies at the session to begin to build “muscle memory” so you’ll actually use them the next time you’re in an anxiety provoking situation
  • Contribute to the group’s learning by sharing the techniques that have worked for you in the past: many of you have developed strategies for successfully dealing with anxiety in the past, and we want to hear about them

So come to the Trainers’ SIG in March to gain more mechanisms for handling the fear of public speaking. And as a bonus, you’ll find that many of the techniques we cover are helpful for dealing with anxiety in the other areas of your life, where you experience it. We’ll hope to see you there!

Your Facilitators:

Kevin Figueroa is an Education and Training Faciltiator with a background in theater and is excited for the opportunity to present at an ATD-OC event.

Maria Falcone is the Training Specialist at Hyundai AutoEver America.  Maria is new to ATD-OC and is just beginning to explore how she can best contribute to the group.

Anthony Harmetz is an Orange County based Training Consultant who helps organizations design, develop and deliver training.  Anthony is a longtime ATD-OC volunteer. 

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