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Who doesn't want to feel more comfortable speaking in public? Whether presenting to an audience, pitching to clients or networking having a clear message is really important. In this episode, I chat with public speaking coach and the owner of 'How to Present Training and Mentoring' - Briohny Williams.  

In this episode we talk about:

  • Being grounded in your message;
  • Tips for presenting;
  • Public speaking isn’t just about being on stage, for entrepreneurs it about every interaction; and
  • Don’t hide, you have a purpose and a message - if you are in the service-based industry you are there to serve and help others.

Here is an important thing to remember: when you are speaking to an audience they are not there to see you - they are there to hear your message. Defining and refining your message is such a valuable investment of your time and energy. 

 Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Public speaking is much more than presenting to thousands, it’s about being clear in your message whenever you are interacting, networking, engaging with others;
  • Often fear of speaking isn’t about standing up in front of others, it can be fear of showing up, of having a voice, etc. tapping into this space helps address some of the reasons you may be hesitant to engage in speaking opportunities; 
  • As entrepreneurs we often overthink the notion of the ‘elevator pitch’, an easy fix for this is to take a bit of time and prepare so that your message comes from a space of truth rather than a sales pitch; and finally
  • I like the analogy Bri mentioned about developing the skill of public speaking is much the same as when someone is mastering a craft whether that be an athlete, a musician, etc. There is much repetition, time and activity put into mastering their craft - once they do the work tends to become more effortless and there are many more opportunities on the flip side.  

Briohny has a wonderful FB group 'Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs'. I highly recommend you check it out. 

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You. 

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