I was asked to present a 15-minute speech about myself at my local chapter of Women’s Business Network. I agreed to do it but as the day got closer I kept thinking of backing out, blaming it on being too busy, or that I couldn’t handle it right now, maybe later.When I met with Lisa she called it what it was– Fear of Public Speaking–and told me she knew a simple but effective technique that could eliminate the fear called Emotional Freedom Techniques. Instantly I noticed a release of my fear. It was easy to learn so I even practiced it at home. The next day we met again. With no fear blocking me we were actually able to plan out the mechanics of my speech.

When I stepped up to the podium I was relaxed, composed, not panicked. The delivery was smooth and I was even able to make impromptu adjustments while speaking. Afterwards, I asked another attendee for an honest assessment–she rated it as an 8 out of 10. . .I thought it was a 9. I also received many heartfelt compliments afterwards—people were touched but not overwhelmed. I couldn’t have done it without you, Lisa.