I have known the most educated, clever and inspirational people, turn to jelly at the thought of having to speak in public. Having to stand up and speak to a group of people makes their brains freeze and the next thing they feel dumb and stupid. Not because they are, because they think they are when they have to talk to people. We all suffer from a sense of 'When will they find out' and a lack of belief in our own talents at times. I know I am always wondering if people will realise that what I teach them to do is not rocket science and if they read the right book they could all stand up and speak. Then my clients remind me that a book does not help them the way I do and that I have a unique way of getting people to speak in public without throwing up all over the front row.
The answer to the question is Yes, speaking can actually make you dumb, but never stupid. You know your stuff, so it hasn't somehow got loose and gone on holiday, your knowledge is not hanging off a low branch that you brushed past earlier in the day. It is still all in your head. Your brain, just decided that you didn't want it at that moment, because this is what we always do. Clever little bugger that brain. Likes to please its owner and do as it is told. You have spent so long telling it you hate speaking in public, that the brain does everything it can to ensure you don't have to. And one of the things it does is convince us that we don't know what we are talking about, that we will throw up, that we will forget our words and all sorts of other things to ensure we put it off for as long as possible.
How long can you put off speaking about your business. Not speaking does not make you clever, it makes you invisible. No one know you and what you do. They may have read about you, seen your photo, visited your website, heard other people talking about you. But they have never interacted with you, the voice of your business. Doesn't that make you seem a little dumb and stupid. Speaking does not make you dumb and stupid, not speaking does. You need to tell people what you do because,
You do it You do it well You are the best at it You really know your stuff People want to know about your stuff
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