The most insidious of all fears is the fear of success. While we may not admit it to ourselves, we all have a propensity to shrink back and remain within our comfort zone. And so we are never the best we can be.
My challenge to you as a speaker and leader is to dare to go beyond what you are comfortable with and discover what you are capable of. I can assure you that you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find yourself doing.
You gain strength, courage and confidence every time you do something you have never done before.
Courage and confidence is contagious; and so you give others around you permission to stretch themselves, get out of their comfort zone and reach out to greater heights.
Here are a 3 suggestions of what you can do
#1. Speak without notes
#2. Introduce humour into your speech
#3. Use dialogue in your speech
As you continue your public speaking journey, plan to remain on the road for the long haul. Every-time you step out of your comfort zone, you move a step closer towards your speaking goals.
Come out of your closet and let your next speech or presentation be filled with zest.