I am fairly positive that you have seen or heard this quote before, but it is so great, it is worth reading over and over again…
“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy”. – Jerry Seinfeld
Obviously Jerry was attempting (and succeeding) to be funny, but that is an interesting quote, however, is there any truth behind it?.
I looked into it, to see if it was true – and while the joke is slightly misleading, it does have an element of truth in it.
The study in question, actually just got people to make a list of their fears. So while they may not have been saying they fear public speaking more than death, public speaking WAS however the most mentioned fear that was written down.
So, therefore, don’t be too hard on yourself, knowing that you are not alone with this fear, in realizing that this in its self will help you by acknowledging that’s it’s a common fear amongst people.
If it’s any comfort I have certainly felt like time to time saying to myself ‘I’d rather die’ than go on giving a speech that was not going as well as I had hoped!
Introducing a very different type of workshop that will not only give you the confidence to get out there, but also will give you a blueprint on how to structure the three main types of presentations most people be required to do to make them the ‘go-to’ person in their respective field
Here are just a few benefits you will go away with after attending this workshop:
You will boost your confidence and reduce and control your fears because you will know what’s required when asked to do a specific type of presentation
You will be able to showcase your expertise more effectively, therefore, making you the ‘go to’ person in your market.
You will identify ways to use your personal style of presenting to better effect
You will gain respect, recognition by your clients, employer, colleagues and audience members which will enhance your reputation, therefore, helping you to become more successful
To check out this very different and laser focused workshop click the link below
I will also be at the workshop so I will be able to help you to tailor your presentations to your therapy niche.
Until the next time.