Do you suffer from intense fear or anxiety when speaking or performing in front of a group? Do you blush, shake, stammer or feel as if you're shutting down when you have to get in front of a group and say something? Do you want to move past this self-limiting and sometimes even self-crippling fear? If your answer is yes to any of the above questions then this group is for you.

As someone who suffered for years from the fear of public speaking I know what an awful curse it can feel like. It can feel like social fear is trapping the warm and friendly you inside yourself and forcing you to accept less of a life than you know you deserve. Well you can smile and relax now because Public Speaking Fear doesn't have to control you anymore, because now you have this group!

The aim of this group is to get you on the road to enjoying confidence in your speaking. It's the beginning level of a series of programs that could change your life, and its FREE! But don't confuse no cost with no value. There is immense value here and it's possible you could look back years from now and feel this group changed your life. There is nothing out there like this so please take full advantage.

At FOPS events you'll learn public speaking tips and techniques that will help you grow your speaking confidence. More importantly you'll have opportunities to gain experience speaking to a friendly group of people in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. The speaking may sound intimidating but trust me experience is the best medicine for public speaking fear and I promise you'll love it!

When you feel ready for a new challenge or if you'd like to accelerate your public speaking confidence and skills you may want to take advantage of some of the events and programs I offer through my company Toronto Speakers Academy, - but you are perfectly welcome to simply attend and enjoy FOPS events if that suits you best.

Getting yourself to the first FOPS event is often the hardest part so don't over think it. Something got you all the way to the bottom of this group description and if you trust it then it will get you to your first Meetup as well :) Just RSVP YES to our next event and come on out and see what an amazing experience we have in store for you. We look forward to meeting you!

To watch a video of me (Bruce) opening a recent event click the link below.

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