Not only do I treat phobias when people come to my psychotherapy office, but I’ll confess to having struggled with public speaking anxiety myself. It’s actually one of the most common phobias.
Last April, I decided to challenge myself: teach about phobias in an Ignite talk. I’ve gotten pretty comfortable giving talks, but the Ignite format: 20 slides, 5 minutes, with slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds….that definitely made me nervous.
But a friend nudged me to face my fear, I submitted my talk, and it was accepted!
Here is the result:
The slides can be viewed in better quality below.