Today’s show is How to Overcome your Fear of Public Speaking. You may say, “Oh, no, I don’t ever plan on doing public speaking!” Believe it or not, we all encounter times when we must speak to a small group or even to our team of therapists. There are many ways that this skill can benefit you, like when presenting your marketing plan. Being an effective public speaker also helps you present yourself with confidence and positions you as an expert in the area of your modality. All of this can translate into more opportunities and greater revenue for your business. Don’t fall into the trap of equating public speaking with being a salesman. Learn to be informative about your business without being sales-y.
Tips for overcoming the fear of public speaking:
Determine to overcome the fear Start small Know your material Visualize yourself having a conversation with ONE person in the audience Engage with the audience Present your ideas with confidence If you need help, contact Toastmasters in your area Don’t let your fear hold you back from taking advantage of public speaking opportunities that come your way and can help grow your business and your influence. It’s another piece to game-changing your business!