“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
Of course, Seinfeld is funny. He’s also right. So how do we overcome that number one, big, bad fear?
And how do we get confident? Well, its root, the word means “with faith.” Confidence isn’t about the absence of fear, it’s about having faith in your ability to connect to and express your true voice — and using your voice to connect with your audience. In 20+ years of working with presenters, from church basements to corporate boardrooms, I’ve learned that, with sound fundamentals, practice and coaching, everyone can learn to better connect — to their truest self, a message they care about, and their audiences.