Master your public speaking fear – online course

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Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
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It's Easy To Get Stuck

Once you develop a fear of public speaking, it's easy to get stuck and stay stuck for a long time. The good news is that once you understand how fear really works, you can control it.

This course uses animation and interactive exercises to explain what's happening in your nervous system, and exactly how to overcome your fear of public speaking.

What you'll get from this course



Learn how to control
fear of public speaking



Boost your confidence



Achieve your goals and the
quality of life you want
Dr. Cheryl Mathews,
Course Author

Dr. Mathews is passionate about helping you succeed. She has her doctorate in Psychology and is a Board Certified Coach.

What You'll Learn

  • How to overcome public speaking fear
  • How to manage social situations that create anxiety
  • The mechanics of fear and how to control your nervous system
  • What causes your anxiety to escalate and how to control it
  • How a phobia develops and how to overcome it
  • How to retrain your mind and nervous system

Take a peek

Learn how fear works and how to control it

1. Course Intro

2. Fear Response

3. Anticipatory Anxiety

What is covered in the course? (click to see the table of contents)

  1. Self-assessment
    ⁃ Determine your fear level in different situations. Download a report with analysis and recommendations.
  2. Causes
     Interactive Activity
    ⁃ The causes of public speaking fear
    ⁃ Your nervous system’s automatic fear response
    ⁃ How Sensitization works
    ⁃ How Anticipatory Anxiety Works
    ⁃ How your nervous system’s automatic relaxation response works
    ⁃ Stages of fear: First fear and second fear
    ⁃ How to manage first fear and second fear
    ⁃ How a phobia develops
    ⁃ Interactive Activity
  3. Solutions
    ⁃ The Law of Habituation and how it works
    ⁃ How your specific self-talk contributes to fear
    ⁃ Common pitfalls to avoid
    ⁃ Interactive Activity
  4. Taking Action
    ⁃ Exactly what to do to control fear and how to practice successfully
    ⁃ Interactive Activity

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Once you buy the course, you'll receive an email with a link to start the course immediately.
No need to download anything - the course plays on-demand (works like a Netflix movie).

What Others Are Saying

The Master Your Public Speaking Fear course is masterful. An excellent personal and professional investment.
— J Kent Edwards

The combination of clear teaching, helpful graphics, short learning segments, and interactive feedback creates a powerful learning environment.
— Bev Van Kampen

I just completed the course. It's awesome! It's easy to follow and has extremely broad applicability to all fearful situations.
— L Kirilenko

Take The Course If You're Nervous In Any Of These Situations

  • Making presentations or speeches
  • Speaking in meetings or groups
  • Giving a toast at a wedding
  • Voicing an opinion

  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Performance reviews with your boss
  • Talking to authority figures

  • Asking a question in a meeting
  • Talking to strangers at a party
  • Telling a joke or story in a group
  • Giving a eulogy at a funeral

Get answers to your questions




Included Free:
A one hour conversation with Cheryl using chat, phone or email. Ask me anything!
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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't learn how to manage your fear, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund within 60-days of taking the course.


What do I need to take the course?

To take the course, you will need:

  • A computer and an internet connection. A fast internet connection is recommended (such as cable, FIOS, or satellite).
  • Adobe Flash 11 or higher.*
  • Computer speakers or headphones to listen to the audio.

* If you do not have Flash, the Chrome browser has Flash integrated (which requires no additional installation). Or visit Adobe’s website to download Flash.

How long does it take to complete the course?

The length of time to complete the course depends on the person but typically you can expect 1-3 hours.

Do I have to take the course in one sitting?

You can pause, stop and start the course at any time. You can exit the course and come back to it later.

To re-start the course, click the link in your My Account page. The course will play automatically in your browser.

If the course does not open automatically, please turn off “Block pop-up windows” in your browser.

Do I get instant access to the course?

Yes. Once you purchase the course, you’ll receive a link that will give you instant access to the course. You’ll find the link on your My Account page.

How long do I have access to the course?

You’ll have unlimited access to the course for one year.

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What is your refund policy?

Contact us at to request a refund within 60-days of purchase.

If you have problems viewing the course, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help you via chat, email or phone.

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8 reviews for Master your public speaking fear – online course

  1. Chris Mason
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The “Master Your Public Speaking Fear” course by SpeakMeister is a terrific place to start toward conquering, what for many, can be career-limiting anxiety.

    My team supports leadership development for the company, so I’m always on the look out for solutions that can help leaders as they pass through key career milestones. For example, the first time they manage an especially large team or the first time they present to our senior leadership. It’s not uncommon for these leaders to exhibit higher than normal levels of anxiety in these new speaking situations. This course can be a great place to start and can be used as a supplement to more extensive coaching engagements.

    The course is well-researched and professional. It’s communicated clearly, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to managers, executives or anyone with performance or public speaking anxiety.

    Chris Mason, Ph.D.
    Senior Director, Strategic Talent Solutions
    Sears Holdings Corporation
    Hoffman Estates, IL

  2. Robert Rich
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Since public speaking fear can be a major impediment to success, it is important that people with this fear attempt to bring it under control. Dr. Mathews’ online course on “Master Your Public Speaking Fear” is the most comprehensive and approachable exploration I’ve seen of the origins, remedies, and actions you can take to address speaking fear. Whether your fear is speaking with big groups or small, the understanding provided by the course should help you to better manage your fear. It teaches a nice theoretical and practical basis to reduce fear, and to begin to practice in lab environments (such as Toastmasters or a SpeakMeister Group) that train your body and mind to be less fearful.

    I recommend it for all those speakers who feel held back by fear.

    Robert H. Rich, Ph.D., CAE, DTM

  3. Bonnie Prizio
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    As a licensed mental health counselor, I work with many folks who deal with social anxiety and other anxiety disorders. I am glad that I can now refer others to Dr. Mathews’ course, “Master Your Public Speaking Fear—Online Course”! This course fits the bill for those who wish to master the fear that often accompanies public speaking. This course is multifaceted and holistic: it provides education about the source of the anxiety, teaches about how the body reacts to the anxiety, and shows ways to reduce those feelings. There is also the opportunity to practice public speaking and build skills while interacting with other learners through a Skype-like online learning environment or “SpeakMeister clubs” (Practice! Practice! Practice!). What a great way to increase confidence, reduce stress and build skills! The course itself is professionally done and the website very easy to use. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Kudos to Dr. Mathews and SpeakMeister! Dr. Bonnie Prizio, DMIN, LMHC

  4. Bev Van Kampen
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    In my role in education, I can relate to the fear that comes with public speaking. This course gives insightful understanding of that fear and provides specific achievable steps for overcoming it. In fact, it is apparent that the principles taught in this course apply to other fears that we might face as well. The combination of clear teaching, helpful graphics, short learning segments, interactive feedback, and opportunity to practice creates a powerful and effective learning environment. This course has something for the seasoned speaker who wants to keep improving his/her craft and for the inexperienced presenter who knows the advantages of learning to speak well. Thank you, Dr. Mathews, for this much-needed educational tool. I will recommend it to many! Beverly Van Kampen, Director of Online Learning, Christian University GlobalNet

  5. Lisa Balbes
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This course provides an understandable and comprehensive description of the physiological mechanism behind fear of public speaking. By understanding how and why it happens, the student can learn to control and overcome the programmed biological response. It also include specific actions and next steps to gets started on that path. A great resource for anyone who wants to understand, and then overcome, their fear of public speaking.

  6. Elisabeth Scheepers
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    There are many skilled and talented people in the workforce who do not reach the level and recognition they could reach, due to confidence problems and fear when speaking in public.
    The course “master your public speaking fear” has all individuals with public speaking issues will find attractive. Navigation of the course is straightforward. Signing up is fast and easy and people can start whenever they have time.
    A very strong feature is the assessment which enables the participant to identify which situation causes most fear and the extent of the symptoms experienced.
    The course is interactive and there is direct feedback on the exercises.
    The root problem of the fear is very well explained with visuals illustrated with examples.
    The participant will feel empowered by knowing what is contributing to the fear. Solutions are provided and the message is clear: Practice, practice and practice.

    Elisabeth Scheepers, Ph.D (psychology)
    Counseling, Coaching & Consulting

  7. Kent Edwards
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The Master Your Public Speaking Fear course is masterful. Dr. Cheryl Mathews does an excellent job of talking directly to the fears and concerns that all of us have when speaking in public. Better yet, Dr. Mathews easy-to-understand explanations and diagrams will help you understand what made you anxious in the past, and how to successfully move forward to a better tomorrow.

    Enrolling in the Master Your Public Speaking Fear course is an excellent personal and professional investment. I’m going to put what I learned in this course to good use, and I’m sure that you will also.

    J. Kent Edwards, Ph.D., D.Min.
    Professor, Biola University

  8. Jeffrey Arthurs
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Dr. Cheryl Mathews’ course is of great help if you seek to gain control over your fear of public speaking. I benefited greatly from her scientific research behind the fear all communicators experience. By revealing what happens in the brain to cause anxiety, Mathews shows that your fear is both common and manageable.

    If you experience paralyzing anxiety at the thought of public speaking or simply wish to gain greater confidence as a communicator, I highly recommend this course to you.

    Dr. Jeffrey Arthurs
    Ph.D. in Communication
    Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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