How to Get Over Your Fear of Speaking Publicly

Picture a shy, young girl who never wanted to be called on in class.

Picture a shy, young woman who never wanted to stand up in front of the room to give a 5 minute presentation to her classmates.

Now picture a woman who is passionate about what she believes in and stands comfortably on the stage without stress or fear and at the end of her presentation closes 40-50% of the room.

Believe it or not, that young girl was me. The same person who now wholeheartedly and passionately believes speaking is the fastest and easiest way to bring in more clients and share your brilliance and message with the world.

Why is it if it’s the fastest way to do it, that most coaches and entrepreneurs won’t do it? One word, FEAR.

Fear of public speaking is the number one reason most don’t want to speak.

It’s not just the fear of standing on a stage. It’s the fear of putting yourself out there for judgement and criticism.

But what if instead of worrying about how people will pick apart what you’re saying, you focus on the message you’re sharing. Because public speaking is basically standing up and conveying something you’re passionate about.

The real trick to overcoming your fear of speaking is to tap into your passion about your message.

Think about it this way, all of the greatest speakers in the world have been or are passionate about their stand. They wholeheartedly believe in what they’re saying.

It can be the same for you. The more passionate and knowledgeable you are about your message the easier it is to put your fear aside and do it.

In future articles I’ll be diving deeper into “how to’s” but for now I’d like you to simply tap into your message, why you feel the world needs to know about it and how it will help them by knowing about it.

In the comments below I’d love to hear what stops you from speaking. I’d also love to hear some of your tricks that help you use speaking as a marketing strategy to attract more clients.

And if you’d like to learn how you can get more clients every time you speak, check out my Create Profitable Signature Talks program here.

2 thoughts on “How to Get Over Your Fear of Speaking Publicly”

  1. Jeannie,

    I can so relate with this post. For me doing a webinar was a terrifying thought, as you are VERY well aware of, but after 2 years of coaching I finally stepped out and did my first webinar, which I must be honest, was very hard to do. But as a result of the webinar, I did a class on SEO. As a result of the class, I have gained so MUCH confidence and that I have so much to share with people, now you can’t shut me up. Actually, that was the goal of the webinar was get what was in my head on to paper and be able to speak to people and share my knowledge. Knowledge is great, but if you can’t share it with others, its worthless. I am so grateful for all the amazing work we did together. Keep doing what you do, Jeannie. It makes a difference. 🙂

    1. Sandra,
      I’m so proud of you for facing your fears around it and doing it anyway. You DO have so much to share, keep going, don’t stop!

      Thank you for your wonderful words, I’m so happy I had the chance to support you!

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