One of the the really big things that limits brilliant people from realising their potential is lack of speaking confidence.
My guest this episode has for many years lived with stuttering, and is bringing to us the benefit of his experience, knowledge and lessons learned.
Whether you are a stutterer, or whether you have other speaking challenges and fears, Andrew will bring you some very interesting insights into how you can live with, and even overcome, these.
Join us as we explore –
- Learn about confidence beyond speaking challenges, stuttering and stammering. Click To TweetNo matter what your speaking challenge, there is usually a way to “adapt and overcome”.
- Why the worst strategy is avoidance.
- Why Breathing and State are critical, and some exercises you can use to develop these
- For stuttering/stammering (they are the same), there is no cure in adults, but there IS something which can significantly help; Andrew shares this with us.
About my guest Andrew Hodge
Andrew started stammering on his first day at school, aged 5. That’s not unusual many children have a phase of stammering which they quickly grow out of, but for 1% of the population it sticks, and as Andrew’s got worse he avoided most speaking situations for the next 33 years. The subsequent 15 years have been much better. The Mcguire Programme gave him some tools which worked better than any speech therapy he had had, and enabled him to embark on a journey of personal development, and to find his voice.
He found, when he joined speakers clubs, he became sought after as a coach for fluent speakers!
After a corporate career mostly as a research scientist and team leader of scientists, Andrew is now doing professionally what he is passionate about – helping people to be the best speakers they can be. And so now, through Next Level Speaking he is helping people step out of the shadows, and into their own speaking radiance.
Andrew’s Website : http://www.nextlevelspeaking.co.uk/
The McGuire Program : http://www.mcguireprogramme.com/en
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Award-winning coach, international speaker, multi-time best-selling author, hypnotist, occasional magician, and writer of this post, Keith spent his first 40 years suffering from several phobias including being terrified of speaking with strangers. After one incident too many, he started studying and training in NLP & hypnosis to conquer his own issues, found he was rather good at it, and changed careers (aided by redundancy at just the right moment after 20 years in IT). He helps people transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths, and having helped over 5,000 people across 5 continents, he is the UK’s #1 Fear Strategist.