Public Speaking is not difficult
Public speaking is not difficult.
The actual act of speaking in public is easy.
All you have to do is stand up and tell people what you want to tell them. The difficulty comes in convincing your brain you are not going to die. We react to the way our brain see the upcoming act, and the minute you realise you have to stand up in from of a crowd and speak, your brain goes looking for all those reasons you hate it.
Imagine that you had a room full of filing cabinets and as you run your business you have to go and get the check list for every action you take. You’re asked to stand up and speak in public and when you go to the filing cabinet to get your checklist, all it says is AHHHHHHhhhhhhhhh. “We don’t do public speaking“. “What are you thinking”, “say no”. Any right minded person would pull that file out and shred it and replace it with a far superior checklist that will help them get the job done.
That is what you need to do in your head. Public Speaking is easy, changing your mindset, now that is the hard part. You have to work on your inner voice and your perceptions of speaking to groups of people. In business, you have to tell people what you do or no one will ever buy what you do. That’s why advertisers make so much money, they know exactly how to tell people what people do. I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford that sort of advertising so I have to do it myself. Speaking is the cheapest way to advertise and market your business and it is unique to you as your voice is yours along.
Stop thinking you can’t do it, shred that file from your brain and put a new one in. You may even get to enjoy it.