Imagine this: A room full of not only your peers but also influencers who can make your life better. You stand in front of them as they wait for you to say something cool and insightful. Inside your brain, you imagine yourself to be as awe-inspiring as Oprah, funny like Ellen and as charismatic as Will Smith.
You know exactly what you want to say and push it out. You connect ideas with words until you see the blank and unimpressed expressions on the faces of your audience. They smile politely until you’re done. Afterwards you reflect on everything and regret not saying what you came there to say. “Shoot I forgot to say this!” And “Dang it I rambled too much!”
There are a ton of folks who genuinely have a fear of speaking publicly and I have a lot of sympathy for them. However, there are others (and you’re probably one of them) that have no fear whatsoever. You gusty, ballsy, bold individuals were probably some of the first people to volunteer to speak in class. On group projects you were the one volun-told to present the project and you did it with ease.
However, just like the people who are scared to death of public speaking: You Suck Too!!!
Gasp!!! How is that even possible?! Let me tell you honey chile, it’s possible. You’ve gotten over with your charm. You’ve skated through with your wit. And now you and the ones with sweaty palms are at a crossroad together.
How do I suck? Why do I suck? Well you don’t have suck for much longer!
In today’s episode I will show why you suck and how sucking can be a part of your past.
Don’t worry we all suck from time to time but knowing some key ideas about public speaking will put you on a path with out sucky-speed bumps.
After you watch the episode, proclaim to me, “I don’t suck anymore!” on my Facebook group “Say what you, feel do what you love” and leave a comment on the blog.
We’re in this thang together so you can do like my FB Page says, say what you feel do what you love!
With non-sucky juju,