Hurrah.....I finally got a notebook over in JB and now can go online during the weekend. And with my P1 Wimax, I guess I can bring them with me too whenever I travel far. That's a great idea as I can always online whenever I want as long as there's internet coverage for the Wimax that I've subscribed.
Before I started this blog, I read a short article by the late Dale Carnegie who was a great motivator especially in public speaking. Just like adding an important ingredient to a delicious meal, you can never succeed in public speaking if you don't take the plunge and face your fears by standing in the front, facing your audiences. Though you may or may not delivered a great speech, at least you have taken the first step and built your confidence. And, just like swimming, despite all the theories that you have read but if you don't jump into the pool, you will never know how to swim.
Desensitization is the process of facing your specific fear and manage the exposure within a time period. It can be a long or short exposure to your fear over a period of time till you feel more confident. Gradually facing your fear in 'short dosages' will slowly help you gain confidence towards it, like public speaking. It probably will help if one do a short 1-3 minutes presentation periodically. It's also applies to driving, you may start off practicing in a quiet road and till you feel better, you moved on to busier roads.
You can choose to face your fears gradually in small steps and gain an upper hand over it after a while. Have a nice Sunday!!