One sure way to reduce your speaking fears is to shift your focus. Set aside those questions that drive your discomfort. You know the ones:
- Can I really do this?
- Will they like me?
- What if I don’t say this right?
Instead, shift your focus to the transformation your service or product will create for your audience. This works whether you’re talking with one person, a whole room full of folks, or hundreds of people on a teleseminar.
How It Works
Start by visualizing just one person (preferably your ideal client). Now picture them totally transformed by what you offer. Really get into imagining all the ways their life can be changed by your service or product. YOU know what that looks like and feels like. You’ve seen it with other people — right? Can you feel that excitement? I’m grinning just writing about it!
Now bring that energy and vision to your conversation and your anxiety is just pushed aside. When you’re fired up with that enthusiasm from knowing the possibilities, it’s contagious. Your listeners could care less whether you “say it right” or not. They’re caught up in your vision for them of what can be created with your service or product.
And underneath your enthusiasm, you’re relaxed because now the conversation has nothing to do with your fears and your worries. You could actually have fun! AND you’ll be doing a better job of getting your best message across.
Do a dry run first. Take some time to practice this on your own by following these steps:
- Define your ideal client. Write out a complete description of a person who fits your definition of who you’re the best match for.
- Make a list of every benefit your offer can create for your ideal client.
- Go even further, asking what’s the benefit resulting from each of those benefits.
- Now picture that ideal client experiencing those benefits.
Try this with your own business speaking and leave a comment below — Let us know how this works for you.