Tag - cognitive science

A Tip to Stop Self-Doubts Before You Go On Stage

Phoenietzsche via Flickr A client asked me recently about how to stop the fearful, negative thoughts which kick in like clockwork in the hours before she has to present. You probably know how she feels: so unhelpful, isn't it?! And while there are a few different ways to tackle this issue, there's a practical strategy - which I'll share in a moment - which I've been  using successfully with my speaking clients. I've also used it myself for years, before giving a keynote talk or playing in a high-pressure concert. And as I've been planning this article - while working my way...