In The Fear Doctor, Vince Stevenson discusses issues that can throw you into a spin. Vince describes himself as a ‘recovering speaker’ following a panic attack in front of a Board meeting in the mid-80s and discusses how just a few years later he was applying for top salaried jobs in an international training role. The journey is rocky and fun too. Vince shares stories of his egotistical early days as a cricketer and a successful footballer: how one silly decision lost him the opportunity of possibly going professional and, most importantly, what he learned about life, business and how to accelerate achievements by getting out of his own way.
Confucius said, ‘Find an occupation you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.’ When Vince found his vocation as a trainer, he never looked back. Thousands of hours in the classroom with thousands of talented graduate students helped him to forge his message and stay on top of this highly competitive profession. Using self-deprecating humour as a shield and armed with a philosophy of respect, humility and empathy, Vince has worked from Brazil to Bangladesh with some of the world’s top consultancies and NGOs.
What this book reveals is how to:
– Manage anxiety
– Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want
– Understand your thoughts
– Understand your body
– Understand the mind/body relationship
– Focus on your audience
– Deliver an out-of-this-world speech