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In The SpotLight, Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing Paperback – October 14, 2005
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In The SpotLight should become a handbook for people in the performing arts as well as those who are interested in succeeding in other occupations. Its exercises are a guide to developing communication skills that are essential to all relationships, both professional and personal. Janet Esposito has done a tremendous service to those whose potential has been limited by their social anxieties. -- Cathy Lipper, M.S.W., D.C.S.W., Adjunct Professor, Western Connecticut State University
Self-Expression is the most basic of human needs. Some of us, however, become paralyzed by anxiety and fears and are unable to communicate or perform effectively in public settings. Janet Esposito's book can help readers transform their previous negative experiences into golden new opportunities in sharing themselves through self-expression. A must read for anyone who fears public speaking and performing! --Dr. David N. Greenfield, Author of "Virtual Addiction: Help for Netheads, Cyberfreaks, and Those Who Love Them", CEO, The Center for Internet Studies, President, The Connecticut Psychological Association
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Janet is a licensed clinical social worker and has had a private practice for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work. She did her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University and has a bachelor's degree in Psychology.
Top Customer Reviews
Then I read Janet Esposito's book and attended one of her weekend workshops.
My experience of the workshop: It was like being wheeled in wearing a body cast Saturday morning and walking out on my own two feet, with only a slight limp, Sunday evening.
As for this book: I've read a fair number of books on social phobia, shyness and so on, and Esposito's is, in my opinion, far and away the best of the bunch. Not only is it the only one that nails the bullseye on this specific fear, but it's also a joy to read - conversational, yet authoritative; concise, yet comprehensive.
If you feel like you're going to die at the very thought of public speaking or performing, get this book, go to the workshop [URL] and choose a new way to live instead.
Prior to doing that I had read many books and visited many websites. I even enrolled in Toastmasters and had performance coaching. I had only a small reduction in anxiety over the 18 months prior to going through Janet's class.
Why is she so effective? First, she's been there. You can totally relate to her as she describes her experiences. Second, Janet resolved to overcome her problem and tried many different approaches to do so. Her book and class focus on the most effective methods that attack the problem from several directions. Third, you confront your fear in a very supportive environment with others that are in the same boat. The impact of sharing this struggle openly and supporting others is very powerful. Finally, Janet is a inspiration and a great coach. She is totally committed to her mission of helping others get the fear of public speaking behind them.
I highly recommend her book and he class. You can get more info at performanceanxiety.com. Good luck. You can do it.
If you are one of the above, I recommend this book 110%. I read this book, took notes while I was reading, and did all her Action Steps.
Janet hits the nail on the head and will give you that inner confidence that you need to speak up and voice your opinion whether its at work, Uni, or in your everyday life!
***** - 5 stars
If you suffer from performance anxiety, do yourself a big favor and read this book. Go the next step and visit Janet's web site at [...] And if you really want to overcome your fear, take her workshop. It changed my life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book gives great steps to follow on your road to self improvement and overcoming your fear of public speaking.
I would recommend it to anyone.
I'm still reading the book, it's a good read. I can't wait to finish it.Published 6 months ago by Miss B.
This played a HUGE part in me finally getting over my public speaking fears last summer when I had to take my Communications class. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mina Beck
I still fear public speaking after reading this book. This book does not deliver. Simple as that.Published 9 months ago by Honesty for Bezos
I've been going to toastmasters for a while now. My presentations are getting better, but the anxiety still comes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by S. Langone
I strongly recommend this book for anyone who has a fear of public speaking/performance anxiety. I previously had an increasingly crippling fear of public speaking and this book... Read morePublished 12 months ago by BQ1000
One of the best books that I have read regarding public speaking fears. I would highly recommend.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Guru