Posted: 23rd May 2016
Sometimes it is easier to blend in and be one of many than to stand out. Standing out can make us feel vulnerable. However standing out will give us the edge when it comes to business and these days with so much competition even a slight edge has to be a good thing. In fact that is all we need, a slight edge.
Taking the path less travelled can be lonely, even isolating at times but so worthwhile when you look back along the track to find…….Hey! There are people following me!
Public speaking can give you an advantage and differentiate you from your competition. Reaching a wider audience with your products or services has to be a wonderful thing. However getting around all your fears and apprehensions about pushing yourself out there can halt you in your tracks and thwart your potential.
The fear of speaking in front of a group of people has it’s roots in fear of standing out, fear of rejection, fear of being ridiculed, and or ostracized. The fight or flight response kicks in and we do anything to remove ourselves from that uncomfortable feeling of vulnerability. The key is to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Realise that being out of your comfort zone today will be within your comfort zone tomorrow.
A way to start is to break the goal of public speaking down into smaller pieces. Here are a couple of tips for you:
Remember a slight edge is all you need and that slight edge might be the fact that you get out their speaking and sharing your message to a wider audience whilst your competitor sits tight behind their computer.
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