Public Speakers have fears. Believe it or not, the number one fear cited by most people is ‘speaking in front of a group’. The thing about speaking in public is that it’s risky to put yourself front and center knowing that while you should be exposing who you truly are, you could be judged to be someone you’re not.
We all fear that!
Public Speakers will admit to feeling vulnerable. But they will also tell you that speaking publicly to a group is the number one most powerful action you can take on your journey to overcoming all the things you fear most in life.
When you can speak authentically and communicate in a thoughtful, articulate manner, you’ll find people eager to listen and ready to hear what you have to say.
Because communication is powerful. And being able to speak with power and presence in a very easy and natural way, demonstrates your level of comfort with being yourself – which translates to being someone whom your audience can feel comfortable receiving from.
The Number One Thing Speakers Should Fear
People are more willing to give respect when they believe they have been respected. And this is the reason every public speaker should focus on being genuine and authentic.
An audience can sense when a speaker lacks authenticity or doesn’t really believe in their message. When this happens, an audience can feel disrespected and believe that their time (and any money spent) has been wasted.
This is the number one thing that public speakers should fear!
As a public speaker, you should accept the fact that you cannot control outcomes. But you should never underestimate the power you have to create an experience for listeners – every time you speak –
Simply by being in control of the manner in which you express your thoughts and emotions through:
- Your voice
- Your timing
- Your eye contact
- Your facial expressions
- Your body language
Speaking is so much more than just the content of what you are saying. So, don’t fear what you can control. And don’t fear what you can learn to control.
If you’re going to fear anything, fear never taking the risk that allows you to experience the thrill of succeeding in ways you never thought possible.
Fear Missing Your Opportunity
If you’re already speaking publicly, you’ve chosen to be a risk-taker with the added bonus of having the potential to influence others and make a difference in their lives.
If you’re still not sure that you can speak publicly – I want to assure you that you CAN.
Don’t fear what could possibly happen if you get in front of a group. Fear missing out on all the possibilities!
Fear missing your opportunity to:
- Change and grow personally
- Impact the world around you
- Realize and achieve new goals
Success – whether professionally or personally – comes to us when we finally choose to take a risk and leave our comfort zone.
Speaking of things you don’t need to fear: Here are some totally free (no strings attached) proven strategies to help you lose your fear and gain the confidence to make the most of what you already have.