"Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation
in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a
disabling disorder." - National Institute of Mental Health
Anxiety is a physiological and psychological state characterized by cognitive, somatic, emotional and behavioral components which
create an unpleasant feeling. It is associated with uneasiness, fear or worry. Anxiety is a generalized mood state that occurs without an identifiable triggering stimulus, and is different from fear,
which occurs in the presence of an recognized external threat. Fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats that are perceived to be
uncontrollable or unavoidable.
WHY LOVE2SPEAK WORKS
Zig Ziglar says that if 90% of the things we worry about never happen, why do we focus on the 10% chance that it might? Because the most primitive
parts of our mind live in survival mode 100% of the time.
What scares you? Why does it scare you? Scary movies reach into your deepest fears at a level designed to draw the
biggest audiences. They are all the things you don't want in your life. So why do you watch them? Joel Osteen wonders why when something bad might happen, we pull up a chair and bring some
popcorn? One reason is so we can pretend it is real and plan a response strategy. What if ?
The Love2Speak Method replaces the 10% possibility that something might
go seriously wrong with your speech, appearance or presentation (Survival); and attaches your brain to the 90% probability that things will go right (Success). You create a better strategy for success
by transforming wasted resources (fear, anxiety, time, physical discomfort) into the energy of production and creativity.