This is why you should engage yourself in Public Speaking!
We have all struggled with recognizing our self-worth at some point in our lives. 💪
No matter what happens… you never lose your worth.
When I was growing up, I was always the quiet type. 🤓
I can say I am an 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭 and speaking publicly is something I would never dream of doing.
One day, I attended the John Maxwell conference with my wife.
It was then that I realized that to be able to lead people, you have to be good in public speaking.
You see, 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 is considered to be part of the art of persuasion. 👨🏻🤝👨🏻
This is important because it helps you improve your knowledge, and at the same time, gain followers.
I have come up with a list of 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐲 to be able to widen your market:
→ Chambers of Commerce
→ Business Network International (BNI)
→ Relationship Building Network (RBN)
→ LeTip International
→ Kiwanis International
→ Lions Clubs International
→ Toastmasters International
→ Vistage (Vistage.com)
→ Small Business Expositions
→ Speed Networking events
→ Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
→ Small Business MeetUp.com groups
→ Marketing/Business growth seminars
→Glazer Kennedy Insider’s Circle (GKIC) Meetings
→ Small business seminars & workshops
→ Country/Golf clubs
→ Industry-specific conferences/events
→ Sales MeetUp.com groups
→ Sales seminars & workshops
→ “Executives Network” meetings/events
→ Leadership seminars & workshops
→ Career MeetUp.com groups
→ Career fairs
→ Career seminars & workshops
→ Job Fairs
→ Career Expos
→ Job skills seminars & workshops
Public speaking can serve the 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞 of transmitting information, telling a story, motivating people to act or encouraging people.
Its skills allow people to 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 through public leadership in society.
It can also enhance one’s 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞. 😎
During this time of social distancing its important to build relationships and appointments so that when things are back to normal you can start your in-person speaking gig very smoothly.
It’s advised to use Zoom or GoToMeeting or WebEx or YouTube Live or Facebook Live for meetings when conducting remotely.
It’s either you take a chance today…
… or spend forever with haunting regrets and by then, there’s nothing you’ll be able to do to change it. 🙏
So whatever fear or shyness you’ve been using as an excuse to put it off, 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐭.👊
Take the first step 𝐧𝐨𝐰. 🦶 No questions. No excuses.
So, tell me, what’s next? 🤔