To those who want
- to inform, to inspire, to entertain - to make a difference with their speaking - to share their message - to build their business
- but are held back by fear or nerves
Share your message, now, with confidence.
This is Bronwyn Ritchie from Pivotal Public Speaking and I want to say "I understand."
I know what it feels like - the dry mouth, the shaking knees, the need to go to the toilet, the stomach that threatens embarrassment. I know what it feels like to want to run away, far away and never ever agree to make a speech again. I know what it feels like to face failure, embarrassment, and especially fear!
I also know what it feels like to make a successful speech, to use speaking to make people think differently, to make them feel uplifted. I know that feeling of "flow" and of having an interaction with an audience - the smiles, the nods, the congratulations. (Yes I have won speaking competitions - harnessing the nerves!)
So yes. I understand the nerves. It's possible that I do not understand the sources of your nerves Every individual has their own history, their own mindsets, their own challenges. Every individual takes their own time to speak with confidence. This process does work. You take your own, individual time to use it and to be confident but if you apply it you will be - confident and effective.
You can inspire. You can entertain. You can educate. You can speak with confidence!
What would confidence give you? What could you do if you were a confident speaker?