Are you one of those hundreds of people who are afraid of speaking in public?
Have you ever asked yourself why?
There are so many reasons why you are afraid, and all of them completely understandable. Being afraid of speaking in public is no different from being afraid of anything that puts you in the spotlight. There is this belief that when we are in the spotlight, our brains will turn to mush. We will say things without thinking and make a fool of ourselves. We believe people are not interested in what we have to say and will be bored. And the most common one is ‘I don’t know what to say’.
I have been speaking in public for many years, and I have to agree that if someone asks me to speak and I don’t know what about, then I am going to be afraid. Knowing what we want to say and who we want to say it to is vital to overcoming a lot of the fear you have. Understanding what makes you afraid of speaking in public means that you can work towards overcoming that fear.
If you want to grow your business, you need to be speaking about it. You need to be giving a clear message about your business and about you. It should be part of your brand and you need to get over being afraid of speaking in public. I have seen so many people with really clear brands get up and speak and for some reason, it just does not gel. One of the things that seem to happen is that people speak in a way they think their audience wants to hear. Or they speak in industry jargon and the audience has no idea what they are saying.
Following the 6 step process to MASTER the art of public speaking will ensure that you know your message and who you are talking to. It will give you the tools to create a speech or talk that resonates with your audience, with your potential clients. After all, you are in business to help people with your service or product. It is not about you, it is about the information you have that your audience want and need.
If you want to know more or to get over being afraid to speak in public, then check out the new 6-week course to MASTER the art of public speaking.