Sharing your story and yourself with others can be terrifying at times. And I’m not just talking on stage. I can’t tell you how many times people come to me saying, “I feel like I lost my voice in the relationship.” Being under the spotlight whether it’s on stage or in a 1:1 conversation, can lead to full-blown panic. I’m talking you’re supposed to be flying to Italy tomorrow and you just realized your passport is expired levels of panic.
It’s not just nerves that hold us back though (I wish it were that simple), there are sneaky fears, memories, and beliefs operating under the surface that influence our confidence in sharing more of ourselves. Linda Ugelow joins me this week for a conversation around what keeps our voices trapped and how to set them free.
If you listen for no other reason, tune in to hear the embarassing story of how I ran out of a talent show mid-performance in 5th grade.
Linda Ugelow is a speaking confidence coach and movement specialist with an uncommon approach to overcoming the fear of speaking. Formerly stricken with public speaking fear herself, she now helps entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate leaders to transform their experience of speaking from dread to delight wherever they speak: online or on stage, in the media or the meeting room. She is the author of the book, Delight In The Limelight: Overcome Your Fear of Being Seen and Realize Your Dreams.
The show notes and transcript for the episode are available here: https://alyssapatmos.com/hidden-fears-and-what-to-do-about-them-with-linda-ugelow
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