B080: How to overcome your fear of public speaking

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By Mary Baird-Wilcock. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

No shame... most people feel nervous whether they’re faced with the daunting task of speaking up in the boardroom, or getting on-stage in front of 300 people. (There is no difference!)

Public speaking can be especially scary if you’ve been 'volun-TOLD' to do it, a la 'Oh, could you just say a few words?' and you’ve not prepared anything at all. Who enjoys that?? Very few people.

Earlier this week, I spoke with Koya Webb all about how to overcome obstacles in your life, and learn how to face your fears. And one thing I started to realize when we were chatting was how much power we (okay, let’s be real… I) was giving the things I was most afraid of doing in my life.

In my mind, to overcome your fear of public speaking, you need to practice (with a whole lotta repetition) these three core things:

  1. Cultivate your courage
  2. Give yourself grace
  3. Own your voice

Let’s simplify that…

You can do this, I believe in you.

It’s time to SIMPLIFY.

Show notes available with all LINKS mentioned here: https://thesimplifiers.com/podcast/overcome-fear-of-public-speaking

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