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With You in Mind, Issue #25 - July, 2010 -- Public Speaking Anxiety
June 30, 2010

With You in Mind, Issue #25 - July, 2010
Public Speaking Anxiety
A Newsletter about the Fascinating Way the Mind Works

In this Issue:
Way of the Mind's Article: Public Speaking Anxiety - The Number One Fear
Mind Boggling: Strength - and longevity - in numbers
Subconscious Mind Products: Success through Self-Hypnosis
Mind Games: A strange exclamation!
Mind Tickle, by Sydney J. Harris
Bear in Mind my Upcoming Events: Belly Dance, Universal Energy, Speaking Engagement and Parties
What's on Your Mind? Your questions
At the Back of My Mind - Next month's newsletter


It has been much more than a month since my last newsletter but I am still here, after a Toastmasters competition (placing second at the District level), a course in Palm Springs, a Transatlantic cruise, a wonderful vacation in France, and a very busy schedule even since, such as winning the Toastmaster of the Year award in my club. Therefore, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about public speaking in this newsletter.
As always, don't hesitate to drop me a line about this issue or the previous ones. Back issues can be found here.

Way of the Mind's Article: Public Speaking Anxiety - The Number One Fear

Public speaking anxiety is no laughing matter. According to most studies, it is our Number One fear. Number Two is death, which led Jerry Seinfeld to conclude that "if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy," and one of my friends to add "I joined Toastmasters to find out what death was like!"

Even with a lot of experience, it is very rare to feel totally relaxed in front of an audience. But if you cannot get rid of the butterflies in your stomach, you can at least have them fly in formation by using the following seven tips I have gathered over many years of Toastmasters activities and public speaking experience.

1. Realize that people want you to succeed. We tend to perceive our audience like an enemy. However, audiences just want to be informed, entertained, or motivated. They are on your side. When you feel good, they feel good, so they definitely don't want you to fail. Your public speaking anxiety is certainly not coming from them!

Read the rest of this article here.

Mind Boggling
Strength - and longevity - in numbers
Recent research proves that animals living in groups live longer. The research also shows that people who are members of associations, clubs, churches or groups like close-knit families live longer than those who do not. So join a group and survive!

Subconscious Mind Featured Product
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This educational program (not a hypnosis session) will help you achieve any goal you desire. It contains a very powerful and effective set of instructions that will allow you to hypnotize yourself at will, and to reach your own goals. It gives you total control over what you want to accomplish. You will also find six examples of possible self-hypnosis sessions, including Losing weight, Quitting smoking, Speaking in public, Starting a new business, Improving a relationship, and Going to the dentist. A practice session with music is also included. Apply self-hypnosis to all the goals you want to achieve, and to take control of your destiny!
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Mind Games
Carolyn opened the fridge and realized she had not done any food shopping for a long time. So she exclaimed "OICURMT!" What did she mean by that?

You will find the solution in the next issue of With You in Mind but you still have one month to think about it!

Solution of last newsletter's Mind Game:
The answer is E.
O T T F F S S represent the first letters of each number, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven.
As soon as she received my last newsletter, Sandra M. sent me the right answer. Well done, Sandra!

Mind Tickle
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?' - Sydney J. Harris

Bear in Mind my Upcoming Events

Belly Dance Classes
I will be teaching public belly dance classes at Sharkey's in Oakville, Ontario, on July 15 and 29, 2010 at 5PM. You can register by calling directly 905-257-5515. The class fee is $18 per person.
While these classes are geared towards mothers and daughters, anyone is welcome, as long as you are between 6 and 96!

I will also donate a belly dance class to the children of Kerr Street Day Camp on July 13, 2010.

Universal Energy Training
If you are interested in healing yourself of pain and disease, Universal Energy through MEL training may be for you. Those techniques will be taught during my next Basic class, held in Oakville on July 4, 2010. If you wish to attend, reply to this newsletter.

Speaking Engagement
On July 6, 2010, at 7:00PM, I will be presenting a free Evaluation Workshop at Grimsby Gabbers Toastmasters, at the Grimsby Museum. If you are interested, call 905-930-8737.

I will be holding private palmistry and belly dance birthday parties, in July and August. If you are planning a party with a different twist, I may have something for you. Just reply to this email.

What's on Your Mind?
I would love to receive your questions, suggestions or comments. If you have an interesting question, I may decide to write an article about it!

At the Back of My Mind
Watch out for next month's newsletter. I will share tips on how to interpret tree drawings and will feature a product to help people with cardiovascular problems.

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Till next time, keep me in mind!


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