Have you ever felt the heart-stopping terror of standing up in front of people you've never met and speaking? Scary stuff right? I never, in a million years, thought I'd do that of my own free will, and yet it happened. And it was awesome! Hard to believe I know, and unless you've done it and loved it you probably still won't believe me, but I loved it.
The last 12 months have been an amazing journey for me and it began with attending the Art of Public Speaking Seminar with Carren Smith of Quantum Leadership. I'm still not entirely sure why I felt compelled to do this intense two-day course at the time, I just knew instinctively that it would be a life-changing experience. And I've never looked back. It was the catalyst for quitting my job and making massive changes, 12 months later I now run my own very successful and extremely busy business.
As a result of having my business, I was recently invited to speak to a group of 65 women at the Enlightened Goddesses NetConnect Seminar. Was I terrified? Hell yeah! But I knew that it would be yet another turning point in my life, so I committed to it and did it.
Here's the secret - be well prepared and know your stuff. I practiced that 20 minute talk until I was saying it in my sleep, I said it to the mirror, I said it into my iphone (yes, I found a cool little recording thingy in there!) and I played it back, I said it to my hubby and my hairdresser, I said it to video and watched myself saying it - it all got a bit boring after a while but it was SO worth it, because by the time I was standing in front of 65 women I knew that sucker inside out! And when I knew it I could relax, be me and not get caught up in the details, and it flowed like a river on a sunny spring day.
So give it a try, maybe you'll find your inner rock star and learn to love it too!