First of all, let’s see why you should listen to me about public speaking?
There are tons of way better public speakers and also gurus who teach public speaking skills.
So why should you listen to me?
Because I have gone through the journey of a super scared public speaker to a pretty good engaging speaker who can talk on interesting topics with full confidence.
And I have helped many people do the same.
So let’s face the ugly truth of fear of public speaking. Shall we?
What is the scary part of this fear?
What will people say?
Will they ridicule my looks?
Will they laugh at my accent?
Will they hate my opinions?
What if they ask me questions and I don’t know answers?
And what do these questions do to us?
They simply stop us from presenting our cool ideas.
Let me ask you a question.
How many of you faced this situation?
In your office, you had a super cool idea, you worked on the project plan, you even perfected the PowerPoint.
But when it comes to the presentation...you just let someone do it?
And when you saw someone took away the limelight which you deserved the most, what frustrated you the most?
Was it that .. people thought the one who presented did the work, not you.
Was it that you saw the presenter getting a promotion that you are eyeing for?
Or worse yet, since you didn’t present, people thought you are just a techy person not worthy of a leadership role?
Unfortunately, this or similar things happens with so many brilliant technology professionals.
It’s not their fault, they do all the work but those so-called smart talkers take all the credit.
But that is just the surface level.