18 episodes

Psychologist and Host, Dr. Doreen Downing, invites guests who have suffered from public speaking anxiety to tell their story of struggle and how they overcame fear. They took an inner journey, found the voice that is truly their own, and now speak with confidence.

Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Dr. Doreen Downing

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Psychologist and Host, Dr. Doreen Downing, invites guests who have suffered from public speaking anxiety to tell their story of struggle and how they overcame fear. They took an inner journey, found the voice that is truly their own, and now speak with confidence.

    #18 From False Connections to Wholehearted Storytelling

    #18 From False Connections to Wholehearted Storytelling

    Today, I interview Tom Ruwitch who talks about his roots and success in the sales industry. He realized that although he "communicated" and "hustled" all day, the quantity was squelching the quality. 

    What he was doing didn't represent who he truly was and how he felt on the inside. Tom points out that we're taught that the harder we work the better we'll do, and not to lean on others. 

    He has learned how to instead express his vulnerability, build connections with people, help each other, and share a flow of empathy.

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    Tom Ruwitch is the founder and president of Story Power Marketing. Coaches, Consultants, and thought leaders choose Tom to harness the power of storytelling so they can captivate prospects and inspire them to buy. 

    Find Tom here: 
    https://storypowermarketing.com/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomruwitch/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/tomruwitch 
    https://www.facebook.com/storypowermarketing

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    I'm your podcast host, Dr. Doreen Downing, and I help people find their voice so they can overcome anxiety, be confident, and speak without fear. 

    Get started now on your journey to your authentic voice by downloading my Free 7 Step Guide to Fearless Speaking: https://www.doreen7steps.com.  

    • 27 min
    #16 Making Your Message Resonate

    #16 Making Your Message Resonate

    Today, I interview Steve Peck who catches our attention right away when he says "I knew where I found my voice. I just didn't know where I'd lost it!" 

    As an introvert, Steve had an active and very successful career but experienced moments where he felt that people didn't want to listen to his ideas, so he consequently became quiet. 

    He began to keep things inside and avoid those connections. He has a story of overcoming this mindset and sharing his true voice!

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    Steve Peck is a business entrepreneur and purpose-driven entrepreneur! He has had 30 years with marketing and sales strategy. 

    Find Steve here: https://linktr.ee/8pecks
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevepeck/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-peck-mba/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/steve.peck.330 
    https://twitter.com/steve_peck 

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     I'm your podcast host, Dr. Doreen Downing, and I help people find their voice so they can overcome anxiety, be confident, and speak without fear. 

    Get started now on your journey to your authentic voice by downloading my Free 7 Step Guide to Fearless Speaking: https://www.doreen7steps.com. 

    • 22 min
    #15 Introverts Have a Voice, Too!

    #15 Introverts Have a Voice, Too!

    Today, I interview Ted Prodromou who talks about his shy beginnings as an introverted child. He later realized that he had been carrying around years of hurt from being picked on by his siblings. It had really impacted his self-esteem and courage! As adults, his sibling's later apology brought about the sudden realization of the root cause of his fear. 

    The good news is that healing can come anytime! It's not too late! Ted later found himself leading a great team and communicating confidently with the group. He shares the way Speaking Circles changed his life! 
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    Ted Prodromou, America’s Leading LinkedIn Coach, is the award-winning, best-selling author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business (Entrepreneur Press). 

    Ted is a social selling and online advertising expert and the founder of Search Marketing Simplified, LLC, a full-service social media marketing firm. Ted has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, New York Times, CNBC, and Forbes. 

    You can learn more at www.YourLinkedInCoach.com 

    Here's a LinkedIn Profile Makeover Template https://tedprodromou.com/linkedin-profile-template/ 

    Find Ted here: 
    www.tedprodromou.com/ 
    www.linkedin.com/in/tedprodromou/ 
    www.facebook.com/linkedincoach 
    www.youtube.com/socialsellingtv 
    www.twitter.com/tedprodromou 
    www.instagram.com/socialsellingguy/

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    I'm your podcast host, Dr. Doreen Downing, and I help people find their voice so they can overcome anxiety, be confident, and speak without fear. 

    Get started now on your journey to your authentic voice by downloading my Free 7 Step Guide to Fearless Speaking: https://www.doreen7steps.com.

    • 23 min
    #14 The Confidence to be Seen

    #14 The Confidence to be Seen

    Today, I interview Steve Sapato who shares stories from his past where he learned how important it is to put yourself out there and let go of your fear of being seen. Learning to speak brings confidence!
    Steve discusses the way we learn and the mindset that has shaped the way the world interacts and behaves now. Sometimes we don't realize what we have been carrying, but our past always plays a part in who we become. The key is to recognize that there is something that we need to un-learn.
    When we see what we need to correct, we must decide how to fix it and choose to do it now!
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    Steve Sapato has been a professional speaker for 40 years. His own experiences led him to create several Signature courses and start SpeakerTalks of Tampa to help people become public speakers, gain confidence, get more opportunities, and enjoy self-confidence.

    Find Steve here: www.stevesapatoseminars.com/ www.facebook.com/steve.sapato www.linkedin.com/in/stevesapato/ www.instagram.com/stevesapato/.
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    I'm your podcast host, Dr. Doreen Downing, and I help people find their voice so they can overcome anxiety, be confident, and speak without fear. 

    Get started now on your journey to your authentic voice by downloading my Free 7 Step Guide to Fearless Speaking: https://www.doreen7steps.com.  

    • 27 min
    #13 Speaking Your Truth Instead of Thinking Small

    #13 Speaking Your Truth Instead of Thinking Small

    Today, I interview Meredith Bell who shares an important childhood story and the fears of judgment, rejection, and criticism she has experienced and carried with her. She remembers being afraid to "speak her truth". 

    As a professional adult, she later realized that the common thread within each of her projects was her tendency to think smaller than she should have. She has since realized that she can do more, perform better, and think BIG to accomplish her goals and make a difference!
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    Meredith Bell is co-founder and President of Performance Support Systems, a global software company providing assessment and development tools for the workplace. Their award-winning software and books guide leaders and team members to make the shift from KNOWING to DOING. The result is permanent improvements in the way people interact with each other. 

    Meredith is an expert in leader and team communications, the author of two books, and the host of the Strong for Performance podcast. She has worked with thousands of business leaders, Human Resources professionals, and Learning & Development executives to successfully implement their tools. 

    Meredith co-authored her latest book, Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills, with her business partner, Dr. Dennis Coates. In it, Meredith and Denny provide an unprecedented, step-by-step how-to guide for improving communication.

    Download Meredith's Free Guide: https://growstrongleaders.com/free/
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    I'm your podcast host, Dr. Doreen Downing, and I help people find their voice so they can overcome anxiety, be confident, and speak without fear. 

    Get started now on your journey to your authentic voice by downloading my Free 7 Step Guide to Fearless Speaking: https://www.doreen7steps.com.  

    • 30 min
    #12 Joy, Presence, and Authenticity in Everyday Life

    #12 Joy, Presence, and Authenticity in Everyday Life

    Today, I interview Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA, a coach and creator of the WholeSpeak Method, an approach that transforms nerves into confidence.
    Jonathan shared his story of being bullied for years growing up, as well as being raised in an abusive household. As a consequence he had no sense of self-esteem or being able to speak up at all.
    Joining his high school speech team and then doing theater allowed him to first find his voice on stages. It took longer and much growth work for him to discover and develop the power that comes from his authentic voice.
    He talked about the possibility of joy and speaking from a sense of presence where you are more free and confident to express yourself.
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    Jonathan is not exactly your run of the mill speaking coach. He has trained thousands of coaches, entrepreneurs, coaches and professionals to become confident, authentic and dynamic speakers who change lives. His integrative, holistic approach is time-tested and proven to help anyone become a dynamic, inspiring presence who moves audiences both on video and to live audiences of all sizes.
    He has certified coaches in his approach and specializes in leadership presence. He has worked with executives from names you know well, including Google, HP, Kaiser, and many more.
    He holds two graduate degrees, a MS in Performance Studies and Speech Communication, as well as a Master of Fine Art in Theater – he’s also a theater director, actor and creator, and is currently innovating theatrically during this time of C as well.

    Jonathan's online training is http://www.claimyourvoicenow.com. 
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    I'm your podcast host, Dr. Doreen Downing, and I help people find their voice so they can overcome anxiety, be confident, and speak without fear. 

    Get started now on your journey to your authentic voice by downloading my Free 7 Step Guide to Fearless Speaking: https://www.doreen7steps.com.  

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

BISability ,

Changed My Life

This Podcast is much more than being way better at public speaking. When I listened to "Find Your Voice" and applied the learning it turns out communication and understanding is much better in all relationships. Including my internal dialog with myself. It really did change my life for the better. Highly recommended.

Meredith Bell ,

Excellent podcast and host

Dr. Doreen Downing has created a wonderful podcast for helping us speak up in all areas of our lives. It's not just about public speaking - far from it. Her style is warm and inviting as she encourages guests to share stories of what has prevented them from using their voice in the past and what they've done to find and use it more effectively. She brings her excellent skills of asking questions and listening to bring out the best in each guest. Highly recommended!

RachelRena04 ,

Excellent podcast!!

Doreen is a calming, reassuring interviewer. I love her empathy and how she makes her guests shine. Every episode is informative!!

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