Dr. Cheryl Mathews, Course Author
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
The Essentials Course:
Overcome Speaking Anxiety
Here's the kind of stuff
but does it work?
Shiri was afraid of public speaking, and her fear was limiting her life and career. Soon after taking the course and working with Dr. Mathews for 8-weeks, she was asked to speak at her church. She successfully spoke to an audience of 400 people!
I just completed the course. It's awesome! It's easy to follow and has extremely broad applicability to all fearful situations.
— L Kirilenko, Surgeon
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
$35 lifetime access to course,
private group and forums
You'll get instant access
Welcome to the course!
What do I need to take the course?
Modern computers come with everything you need:
- A computer and an internet connection.
- Computer speakers (audio).
How long does it take to complete?
The length of time depends on the person and how long you spend on the interactive exercises. Typically you can expect 2-5 hours. We recommend you take the course over several days to give yourself time to do the exercises and apply the information to your situation.
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.
Do I have to take the course in one sitting?
No, you do not 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.
What is covered in the course?
⁃ Determine your fear level in different situations. Download a report with analysis and recommendations.
⁃ 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
⁃ The Law of Habituation and how it works
⁃ How your specific self-talk contributes to fear
⁃ Common pitfalls to avoid
Myth: Fear Is Bad - I Can't Function With Fear
Myth: Social Standards Are Extremely High
Homework: Social Standards Are Not As Exacting As You Think
Myth: Unclear Goals - I Just Want To Be Liked
Myth: I Can Read Minds
Myth: Focus On The Negative And Ignoring The Positive
Myth: Overestimating The Likelihood Something Bad Will Happen
Myth: Overestimating The Costs
- Taking Action
⁃ How to control fear and how to practice successfully
Focus On Message
Practice In The Medium Fear Range
Expect Ups And Downs