There was a time when I was quite literally "petrified" of public speaking. By that I mean that nervousness would intensify to the point that I sometimes simply could not continue talking - a lump in my throat would grow so tight that it would physically prevent me from speaking clearly! At other times I would blush like a tomato and mentally freeze so that I couldn't even think of what I had to say.
It has been said that for some people glossophobia (public speaking phobia) is as strong as the fear of death. At times like that, I would definitely agree.
As you may recognize, this type of experience is very similar to anxiety and panic attacks. Of course, while speaking in front of a group you at least know the source of your anxiety (e.g. once the speech is over, your anxiety will decrease). However, in addition to the overwhelming feelings of nervousness, there's another very important similarity between panic attacks and public speaking phobia... And that is: the more you try to "stop" the anxious feelings while public speaking, the more powerful they often grow. This is exactly the same way panic attacks spiral and escalate.
And for those who suffer from these issues, the solution may be very similar as well!
Perhaps your fear of speaking is not as severe as the description above, or perhaps it's even worse (like a panic attack). But the fact is, anything that distracts your attention significantly is probably limiting your personal effectiveness (not to mention your peace of mind in any situation where public speaking is a possibility).
On the other hand, imagine that no matter how much fear or nervousness you experienced, you were still able to speak well in front of people. Ironically, once you achieve that mindset, the fear of public speaking simply dissolves. And this is what happens when you use the self therapy technique WHILE speaking.
So once you've learned the Self Therapy technique, simply apply it to any fear that you feel arising before or during your speech, or during any social situation for that matter. Soon, what would have become bottled up energy overload will be a completely manageable reaction. And with confidence in your ability to handle those reactions, your fear of public speaking will quickly dissolve.
Learn how to stop panic attacks with the Self Therapy method, and you'll always know that you can handle that upcoming presentation or speech. This is a technique that really works!