Like many people I’m not a confident public speaker. However, more and more I find myself being encouraged, urged, or straight up told that public speaking is important and that it is something I have to work on. I’ve been asked to speak at events but have always turned them down because it’s outside my comfort zone.
I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I went to a talk by creatives last night and I’m heading to 2-day conference tomorrow. Just to listen of course. I love it when other creatives share their story and even the ones that were obviously nervous as hell were interesting to listen to.
Do I need to just bite the bullet?
What is your experience with public speaking and what tips do you have for someone looking to step into it?