Studies have shown that people fear public speaking more than they fear death. To quote Jerry Seinfeld: “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” This sums up the intensity of fearing public speaking perfectly.
But did you know that mastering public speaking can actually help your business and career? Let’s look at three ways how public speaking can help you accomplish your goals.
Prevent Nerves & Build Confidence
Speaking in public is not limited to the stage. It could be a work meeting, a toast at a wedding or a presentation for your community. But when you learn the art of public speaking, not only will you minimize feelings of nervousness, you will also build confidence in yourself and your ability to speak eloquently and powerfully in front of others. This will work in your favor during meetings with your boss, fellow co-workers, clients, or potential investors in your business. Whomever is in your company, they will see your confidence, poise, and composure. This confidence will also be valuable when you are asking for a raise from your boss, fielding questions at a conference, or explaining your business model to investors.
Use these tips both on the stage and off to master your fear of public speaking and prevent nerves!
Captivate & Inspire Your Audience
Harper Lee chose to tell her story, To Kill a Mockingbird, through the POV of six year old Scout, the daughter of Atticus Finch. Ms. Lee made a brilliant, Pulitzer prize winning decision to tell her story through Scout’s point of view, and not only do we come to rely on her narration, but because she is wide-eyed and naïve, her POV is crucial because it heightens the social injustices that she is witnessing. This is why point of view is so important to becoming a captivating and inspiring public speaking.
When you share your point of view at work, you will captivate and inspire those around you – whether they are your co-workers, higher-ups, or clientele.
One of the most important things you can do when public speaking is to have a clear point of view about the subject you are speaking about. This is important both on-stage and off-stage. Even when you are not in front of an audience, by sharing your point of view with others around you, you will build up those around you and create a positive culture within your company.
Learn about how to become a captivating speaker in the video below:
Grow Your Reputation & Leadership Skills
The more you publicly speak, the more recognizable your name will become in your community and within your network. Having the reputation as being a strong public speaker will give you a leg up on your competition, will portray you as an expert in your field, and will ultimately help you to reach your business goals. If you wish to become a leader in your industry, company or even start your own business, then mastering the art of public speaking is a must.
Tricia Brouk is an award-winning director, writer, producer and public speaking coach. As an expert in the art of public speaking, she puts speakers on TEDx and other big stages. She also hosts The Big Talk is an award-winning podcast on iTunes.
Tricia can give help you become the confident, inspirational speaker you are meant to be. If you’re looking for a speaker coach who can get you to the next level, reach out to Tricia Brouk today! In the meantime, check out her YouTube page for more public speaking tips and tricks.