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Fear of "Public Speaking" is greater than "Death by Fire!"

13 May 2021: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Gallaway Cook Allan
Level 2, 123 Vogel St
Dunedin 9016

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See a special message from our guest speaker, Keith Lightfoot, on his free daily talk, SPEED.

Switch off your Television, logout of your Social Media, find a Babysitter and come along to an extraordinary evening of entertainment, information and laughter. :-)

For those who attended the ITP 60th Celebrations in Dunedin, you already know the enjoyment and impact Keith Lightfoot brings to an event!

This is a unique and potential life-changing opportunity for you to learn from one of the world's best Public Speakers on "How to overcome the fear of Speaking in Public".

SPECIAL NOTE: Venue numbers are limited and this is likely to be very popular, so make sure you book early by registering below. (ITP Members are free, Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend).

See you there!


Why are we so afraid?
In addition to just "being scared", people experience what researchers call anxiety sensitivity, or the fear of fear. Anxiety sensitivity means that in addition to being worried about public speaking, people are worried about "their anxiety about public speaking" and how their anxiety will affect their ability to perform in challenging communication situations.

How will this presentation help me?
1. Self-Confidence: "Reduce your Anxiety"
Self-worth and self-confidence can tip the balance in your career, mental health, relationships and general well-being.
2. Communication: "Be Understood"
We all seek to "be heard" and to "be understood. Overcoming your fear of speaking in public also enhances your one-on-one communication and leadership skills.

The benefits of sharing information and ideas effectively definitely outweigh the need to protect ourselves from the fear of having to speak in front of others.



Keith lives with his beautiful wife Andrea in the tiny village of Pukerau and is a sought after conference speaker and entertainer with extraordinary reviews from audiences in New Zealand, USA, Malaysia and Australia.1.jpeg

People who have attended Keith's presentations talk about the life changing effect on their lives, the impact of the message and the on-going benefits of his recommendations.

Keith delivers with power, experience and "laugh out loud" humour with a tailored message and actionable steps for each member of the audience.

Keith is a Fellow of ITP New Zealand, he is a published author, a singer/songwriter, and he is the creator of SPEED (a free daily podcast/video designed to reduce anxiety for people during Covid Lockdown).

Check out this thought provoking interview!

Audience Feedback: "Keith has the wonderful ability to communicate from real life stories, underpinning strong messages of vision, commitment and teamwork that coupled with his humorous delivery, leave you with fond memories not only of the presentation, but salient points that will stay with you well after the event has concluded." Greg Kelly, Managing Director, GKA Investigations Group


Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

ITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to [email protected]. Credit criteria and other conditions apply.



Public Speaking Definition:

The fear of public speaking is called glossophobia (or, informally, "stage fright"). It is believed to be the single most common phobia affecting as much as 75% of the population. Fear of oration is often ranked even above that of death.

Public speaking is speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are basic elements, such as "who is saying what, to whom, utilising what medium, with what effects?"

The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. A good orator should be able to change the emotions of their listener, not just inform them.


Public Speaking History:

Public speaking is almost as ancient as speech itself. The first known textbook on the subject was written over 2500 years ago, and the principles elaborated within it were drawn from the practices and experience of orators in ancient Greece.

These basic principles have undergone modification as societies and cultures have changed, yet remained surprisingly uniform.


Ongoing Training:

Effective public speaking can be developed by joining a club such as Toastmasters International in which members are assigned exercises to improve their speaking skills.

Members learn by observation and practice, and hone their skills by listening to constructive suggestions followed by new public speaking exercises.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

All ITP Financial MembersFREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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