I sat there silent; no words came out of my mouth.
The internal self-talk started.
“This was stupid”!
“How could I not be able to speak when I’ve been speaking naturally for decades”?
“It’s a webcam”.
The voice again?
“You have spoken on stage to fifty or sixty people. How camera freak you out like this”?
The self-talk continued.
“Ok, so stop doing webinars”. That’s the answer.
So, I did; I gave in.
My life changed when I discovered a technique to remove the fear. It has also helped improve my confidence as a speaker both on stage and on camera.
And now, 10 years later, how the world has changed. Everyone is online, speaking to camera and I have built my business to help others overcome that fear.
Or are they?
Even now, I still see and hear other business owners who are reluctant public speakers.
Some banish it completely. Congratulations.
Others find a way to overcome or move around the problem. The big issue is that it’s still there waiting to year its ugly head.
It’s like the pesky dandelion in your garden; cut the top off and you still have the root.
What’s your big fear of public speaking?