Going beyond fear
Key wisdom from this chapter
- Inspiring speaking means creating positive change: the greatest speakers combine a strong message with the desire to benefit the audience.
- Find your fight: use your sense of inner purpose to bring a powerful core of meaning to your speaking. This might come out as an explicit message, or your speaking might be more subtly influenced. Either way, you will be a more fearless speaker.
- Do it for your audience: if you’re too nervous to speak for your own sake, do it for the audience you seek to benefit.
- Visualise yourself into success: if you can see yourself speaking with power, you’re already on your way. Try a visualisation technique to give yourself permission to be a great speaker.
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