You all know the fear of public speaking outranks the fear of death for many human beings. Jerry Seinfeld, one of my favorite comedians, did a stand up routine a few years ago, finding humor in the fact that more people would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy. Roughly 75% of people polled suffer from public speaking anxiety!
So the next time you are in the audience and watching someone who is in the process of delivering a presentation, know that they would probably rather be anywhere else than at that podium.
If you are a part of the 75% of the population that suffers from the fear of public speaking, consider the opportunity that exists here for you. Why not be in the 25% of the population that enjoys public speaking and is recognized as being someone who is proficient in this skill? Being a great public speaker will help you:
- outshine your competition
- establish you as an expert in your field
- grow your small business
- help move your career forward at a faster pace
- establish you as a leader with your board, staff, and customers
Over the next ten days I will be sharing my 4 secrets that will improve your confidence and get you excited about speaking in public. In the meantime, I am wondering what specific fears you have about public speaking. Please feel free to comment below!