Unique, Effective Process for Overcoming Public Speaking Fear

Overcome your fear of public speaking with a full range of proven coaching techniques including:

Managing Anxiety

We guide you through every step.In the first phase of coaching, you will learn both mental and physical techniques for planning, preparing and delivering presentations and speeches. These will help you to focus on your mission rather than your fear.

  1. You will be trained in techniques for turning off preoccupation with how others may judge your performance.
  2. You will learn how to enter and re-enter productive mental states, and how to infuse your Mental Rehearsals with feelings of competence and mastery.
  3. Rapid refocusing techniques will keep you from being derailed by anxiety symptoms.
  4. You will go on to learn a range of mental rehearsal techniques to solidify your presentations.
  5. Your training process will progress to include in vivo rehearsal, which alternates live rehearsal with enhanced mental rehearsal. This can be done either in my office or at your actual venue if available. In the field of Sports Psychology, this kind of alternation of actual rehearsal with mental rehearsal is considered one of the most effective methods for elite athletes.
  6. We will also focus on practical ways to prepare presentations that are clear and easy to follow, thereby helping you to focus on the essentials, and be carried through your presentation by a clear structure.

Decreasing Negative Beliefs and Mobilizing Natural Strengths

What matters is the message, not the speaker.

A major source of anxiety is based on the belief that the public speaking situation involves “all eyes on me” and the perceived critical attitude in the audience. A major and radical shift in focus is necessary in order to create the basis of comfortable, conversational and confident speaking: this new perspective focuses purposefully on what the audience needs from you, not how they judge your performance. You will learn to focus your intentions on how you can meet their needs, what information you can give them, and what new learning you want them to take away from your presentation.

  1. Discover that negative beliefs cause negative emotional reactions, and learn how to quickly identify and correct those exaggerated and irrational thoughts.
  2. Learn how to inhabit both mental and physical states that come from your greatest strengths. People are often amazed to find that seemingly unrelated abilities can empower their speaking, and increase their confidence.
  3. Develop your own authentic and comfortable communication style, replacing the impossible and idealized expectations that you may have had for yourself.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Power Tool for desensitizing fear reactions and panic attacks

EMDR Therapy, developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987, has become one of the most renowned powerful therapy techniques in the world. Its dramatic effects on post trauma psychological harm and intense fears and phobias are unequaled.

  1. Your anxiety reactions have a cause, which may or may not be directly related to public speaking. Together, we discover that cause, and target the root of these automatic fear reactions for desensitization.
  2. EMDR can significantly decrease your anxiety reactions – sometimes completely, other times reducing them to a low enough level that does not interfere with your ability to speak and perform effectively.
  3. During EMDR processing, another very important benefit often appears. People find a new perspective on themselves – moving away from negative self-judgment toward a new appreciation of their competence and strengths.

EMDR for Peak Performance:

  1. Many of the techniques for managing anxiety, decreasing negative beliefs, and enhancing natural strengths involve elements of the EMDR method, thereby increasing their effectiveness.
  2. EMDR for Peak Performance helps to “install” positive programming for future tasks, challenges, and high stakes events.
  3. When you feel stuck, EMDR for Peak Performance can help you access your creative power and get ideas to flow naturally again, resulting in more exciting, high impact presentations.

Role and Character Enhancement for Performers:

  1. A unique kind of creativity enhancement with EMDR enables you to get intensely connected to the role, history, and motivations of any character you wish to portray.
  2. In addition to helping performers, this process helps people in sales, the law, and leadership positions to “inhabit” styles that work best for the task at hand.

To learn more about EMDR Therapy, visit www.emdria.org.


My name is Nancy Cetlin, Ed. D. and I’m an executive coach.

For 35 years, I’ve blended my psychology practice with presentation skills training and love of the arts. I’ve been on the leading edge of new discoveries and incorporated them into my practice.

The result? Hundreds of executives like you have reduced or even eliminated their fear of public speaking. This unique set of methods is one I’ve honed for 18 years. Imagine…discovering that you bring value to people with your presentation skills. Imagine also that you find you may even have an inner performer inside you just waiting to get out!

Are you ready to join the hundreds of other professionals who’ve overcome their public speaking anxiety? Call Nancy Cetlin, Ed.D. today to schedule your consultation.