Public Speaking FearI no longer experience fear of public speaking.

Sure, I’ll get some butterflies at times. A little nervousness may creep in if I am doing a large event.

However, I don’t mind a few negative feelings. A couple tactics from Become a Better Speaker in One Evening™ will neutralize them.

Speaking fear, terror, extreme nervousness are as rare to me as a Super Bowl appearance by the Kansas City Chiefs. (I am a big fan, but am being realistic here.)

Has not always been the case.

Terror gripped me the first few times I spoke. If I had not been “strongly encouraged” (forced) to give those first speeches, I might still be in the shackles of public speaking fear.

How did I go from terrified to empowered?

I learned a three word phrase.

I use it daily to help me break outside my comfort zone and conquer fears in other areas of my life.

“Just do it.”

Ignore the fear. Just do it.

Fearful of trying something new? Just do it.

Scared you’ll mess up on stage? Just do it.

Comfort zone keeping you corralled? Just do it.

When you have this bold, just do it attitude, expect three benefits:

1. You’ll expand your comfort zone and you’ll feel comfortable doing new things.

2. Your fear will dissipate and no longer be an obstacle.

3. You’ll make others jealous because they see you accomplishing things which they wish they had the courage to do.

Ignore the fear and “Just do It.” (Unless it’s something stupid.)

Arlen Busenitz

Arlen Busenitz is an experienced speaker with over 650 presentations. He is Author of several books, CD's,and creator of Become a Better Speaker in One Evening™

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