A big microphone is right in front of you. It’s the biggest damned microphone you’ve ever set.
Your eyes scan left to right over the huge crowd in front of you. The audience is staring at you, waiting for you to start your talk. The stage lights are blinding you.
The sweat is beading on your forehead. And everything you planned is forgotten.
Your fear is called Glassophobia, but I don’t have it.
If you own a business like I do, you need to overcome this fear. The bottom line is that presenters have enormous credibility as experts.
I overcame my Glassophobia, and you can do it too.
When a company found and contacted me to present at their big meeting in April, I decided to spend a lot of time doing research. That means talking to them more than once. It started last week.
Had a nice long chat with the team behind the big company event at Foxwoods Casino. I’was hired by this $1.4 billion firm to deliver their keynote speech at their big company meeting event.
I wanted to talk to them because I believe the more you personalize your talk, the better you will be. And I’m doing another call with them in 30 days.
Keynote speaking is my #1 priority in 2014. You might think this crazy, but I LOVE public speaking. And if you want to grow your business, you need to overcome glassophobia too.
But get ready for intensity.
In closing, they said to me “Let us put some pressure on you, Jeff. We told the team that they would be hearing from you at this meeting – and they are VERY excited.” Wow!
Now that I’ve overcome Glassophobia, I want to do more of this.
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