Delight in the Limelight
Overcome Your Fear of Being Seen and Realize Your Dreams
Why do some of us gladly step forward while others shy away from the camera or public speaking, despite having something to say? If you’ve ever watched others take the stage— on video, at conferences, in meetings, or even at your sister’s wedding—and yearned for the confidence to do the same: you can. In this transformational guide, speaking coach Linda Ugelow delivers a holistic methodology that gets to the root of what’s stopping you from sharing your voice. You will not push past or manage your fear—but face it, embrace it, and eliminate it. Fast.
Through powerful exercises coupled with real-life stories of conquering performance nerves (including her own), Ugelow takes you on a journey of self-discovery that will free you from the anxieties and psychological roadblocks holding you back. As you work from the inside out, you will move through the three levels of her Inner Freedom Framework: You’ll begin by uncovering and healing the root causes of your fears; move on to restoring a sense of safety within yourself and your environment; and finally repattern your habits to swap out old ways of holding tension, using your voice and expressing yourself in new ways that are aligned with how you want to feel and be seen. Not only will you emerge from this process ready to embrace the limelight, you’ll actually discover how to enjoy it.
This isn’t a book about “feeling the fear and doing it anyway,” it’s about shedding that fear, loving yourself, and embracing opportunities to shine brightly. Whether your audience is online, in the boardroom, in a theatre, or in the workplace, your journey to full self-expression begins here.
“Linda Ugelow is a champion for those who suffer from anxiety around public speaking. In Delight in the Limelight, she offers a fresh approach to transform that fear from the inside out.”
MICHAEL PORT New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Steal the Show and The Referable Speaker
“It would be easy to just treat the symptom of camera-fright, and in fact, that’s what most books and coaches do. Thankfully, Linda Ugelow goes far deeper than that with this wonderful and practical book. She helps you not only find and heal the source of your fears but also build the skills and frameworks for you to finally become the speaker and presenter you want to be.”
TAMSEN WEBSTER author of Find Your Red Thread
“I love this book! It is wise, passionate, grounded and immensely practical. Using a wide range of wonderful stories and powerful, actionable techniques, Linda Ugelow shows us how to access our best selves, and gives us the tools to speak in public with freedom and joy. If you’re nervous about public speaking, or if you simply want to experience the power of integrating your authentic self into your professional life, this book is for you.”
REBECCA M. HENDERSON Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
“‘Fear is not the villain. It’s the messenger.’ From that line, I was hooked. Linda Ugelow helps you get the message and then act upon it. Her Inner Freedom Framework will change the way you see your fear and yourself. And that could change your life.”
HEATHER HANSEN author of The Elegant Warrior and Advocate to Win
“Whether you get butterflies when you speak or perhaps avoid presentation opportunities altogether, this book is the ultimate road map for overcoming anxiety on stage or on camera. Step up and let your voice be heard!”
DORIE CLARK author of Stand Out and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
$21.00 CAD • $17.95 USD
Published September 21, 2021