Beliefs about public speaking
I’m not good at public speaking
I am not a good public speaker
I’m not confident
Beliefs about Identity
What is a good public speaker like?
I am a speaker
What am I like?
What is the overlap –
we are both human, breathing, living organisms
we both have things we are good at and things we are not good at
Can’t make a mistake, what if I fluff something I am saying
What if I forget what I have to say
They are looking at me – they ar all judging me
What if I am boring / not interesting
Who am I, how do I have the right to have all these people’s attention
What if I lose them
What if they don’t come back
What fi they go inside and disconnect from me – what state does that put me in?
they are not getting what I am saying / not understanding
I am not explaining it well enough
They don’t like what I am saying
They don’t agree with what I am saying
I am not doing what they want
I am not giving (delivering) them what they want
I am standing and they are all sitting – there for there is a difference between us and I am the odd one out – I am different to them – is that true?