imagine addressing a class of 40, then 80, 120, etc. until you are
speaking to stadiums or to TV. If it is the nature of the audience that
bothers you, imagine addressing people from your home town, a group
of your teachers and professors, or a critical audience who asks you
lots of questions.
Problem: Fear of flying
Realizing I will have to fly some place.
Planning the flight, making reservations and asking for
a big plane.
Packing my bags on the morning of the flight.
Saying "good bye" to my wife and kids.
Playing down my concerns about flying to my wife but
being really afraid of a crash.
Driving to the airport and watching the planes come in
Going into the terminal and finding out the plane will
be 15 minutes late.
Waiting to board and seeing some questionable
characters waiting for the same plane.
Watching the plane taxi up to the boarding gate; looks
Getting on board and finding my seat near the front.
Plane is backed away from terminal; it squeaks and
there is noise.
Plane starts on its own power; I know there is no
Stewardess gives safety instructions; I try to find exits
and think about how I could get to one if there were a
Plane waits for take off; there is a loud roar and a
forward surge as it starts down the runway to take off.
Plane gains speed going down the runway; I see the
terminal out the window.
I can see the ground rapidly moving away as we gain
The plane enters some clouds; I know the pilot can't