Published on 27th Jun 18
Standing before a crowd of people may appear to be a daunting thing to do. However, if you are a business which desires to be successful then communicating who you are and what you do in person can support with its progress. Business Buddies highlight 5 points inspired by International Business Speaker and Multi Award Winning Coach Ian Dickson.
COURAGE BUILDS CONFIDENCE
Ian became more confident because he was courageous enough to step up and face his fears. If public speaking doesn’t appear to be your thing, don’t ever rule out the idea of speaking publicly altogether; facing your fears may change your life!
IT TAKES TIME
Ian started his speaking journey in 2005 and delivered literally hundreds of free events to learn his craft and build confidence before people started inviting him to speak for money.
IF YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH THEY WILL FIND YOU
Ian didn’t seek out the paid opportunities, they sought him. This is an important note to consider. For Ian it was a marque of his readiness and achievement. This reminded him of the line “If you build it, they will come” – Head down, keep doing what you do best and eventually people will want to pay you for what you do.
WHEN SPEAKING PUBLICLY, WEAKNESS CAN BE A STRENGTH
Some of the best speakers Ian has seen are those who still show some signs of vulnerability but are full of integrity and honesty. By the same token some of the worst speakers he has seen are those that exude overconfidence, cockiness and misguided sense of self-worth. Lacking integrity, honesty and congruency.
ITS NOT FOR EVERYONE
Acknowledge that some people simply don’t have the DNA to be successful public speakers. It isn’t for everyone. This doesn’t imply your business won’t succeed, but it’s good practice to play on your strengths!
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