They say that something like 99% of people fear public speaking more than death. Good old Jerry Seinfeld once said: “Some of us would rather be in the coffin, than up in front of the audience delivering the Eulogy at a funeral”.
10 years ago, you would not of caught me ‘dead’ up on stage or in front of a small audience speaking in public.
But over the last few years, through training, education, practice and getting out of my comfort zone, I have come to love and enjoy speaking, because I know the value it can bring to other people.
Overcoming my fear and sharing my story of depression to transformation has helped me to grow as a person too, whilst impacting others.
We all have the opportunity to make a difference, even if we don’t like public speaking. Sharing our skills and knowledge are the 1st steps.
What is it that you do that impacts others?