Vol. 2017, No. 13
Nervous about public speaking?
I sometimes work with clients who feel absolutely uncomfortable speaking in a public forum at work. Whether it's giving a presentation or providing an update at a staff meeting, they've tried everything they know to shake the nerves, but nothing works. But the problem doesn't lie in their discomfort alone. They've also identified their difficulty with public speaking as a serious career limiter.
As serious as they know their performance anxiety to be, they often come to me asking for "tips" that I think will make the difference for them. While I'm certainly capable of giving them my 2-cents worth of best practices, chances are that the key to making progress for them is buried a little deeper than at the level of tips or tricks. It may be down at the level of self-worth. The fix may lie in remembering that you're already a rock star. Read more.
Until Next week,