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Hack Your Fear of Public Speaking with Mike Acker

The fear of public speaking is so pervasive that many, if not most, books on public speaking include a chapter on the subject.


But Mike Acker’s book, Speak with No Fear, is different. It focuses only on the fear of public speaking and how to move beyond it so you can accomplish what you want in life, even if it’s not standing in front of an audience.


Listen in as Mike shares ideas and techniques that help you overcome the fear that’s holding you back.



  • Where you are is not where you stay
  • How shifting your focus helps you become a more effective public speaker
  • How the idea of “It is not about us” is important not only in public speaking but also in other aspects, such as leadership
  • The two weights you carry as a communicator and how they affect your level of fear
  • Why Mike focuses on fear of public speaking in “Speak with No Fear
  • How being familiar with other languages and cultures can affect your communication and leadership





About Mike Acker

Mike is an executive and communication coach, a keynote speaker, and the author of four books including the bestselling “Speak With No Fear,” which has appeared on numerous booklists. In fact, it was designated as the #1 book on overcoming fear of speaking on


Mike passionately coaches business professionals to lead and speak with confidence. In presentations, he entertains and inspires audiences using stories of growing up as the son to drug smugglers who turned missionaries.


He retells and relates lessons learned on how to overcome insecurity and exclusion in a cross-cultural setting. And he unpacks the path from employee to manager to leader.