“EEK! I don’t want to do public speaking.”
Have you ever had that thought? Is the idea of getting up in front of an audience less appealing than a root canal?
You’re not alone!
What do Nicole Kidman, Richard Branson, Julia Roberts and Winston Churchill have in common? They’re just a few well known people who all suffered from fear of public speaking.
They didn’t let it stop them, obviously.
If the thought of an audience terrifies you, isn’t it good to know you’re in good company?
It’s proof that for many people there comes a time when the desire to overcome the fear is stronger than all the reasons not to.
And every speaker starts somewhere!
What if you could speak to an audience in a very casual and relaxed setting?
People who put themselves in front of an audience have a compelling purpose for doing so that outweighs their fear. They’re driven by an ideal that they’re passionate about and committed to.
For anyone interested in dipping your toes into the public speaking pool, here are some questions you could ask yourself.
What you are willing to take a stand for?
In what way do you see yourself as a gift to others?
What is the message that you are most passionate about?
Audiences want you to succeed
They want to hear your message. Mostly, they want to know that you are not perfect, that you’ve had difficult times in your life, and you’re willing to share those stories with them.
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” ~Neil Gaiman
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