I grew up an introvert.
Hunched over behind a computer in the late 90s, writing lines of code, hoping I never had to talk to anybody.
If you would have told me that one-day people would pay me $10,000+ to give a keynote presentation to an audience of hundreds…
I would have laughed my ass off and called you an offensive word.
…Then I would have vomited.
Right on the floor.
Public speaking TERRIFIED the absolute %^&* out of me!
The thought of speaking to an audience made my stomach churn to the point of making me sick.
But with time, I learned the value of pushing myself outside of my comfort zone.
That it was possible to overcome fear.
And that out of the ashes of my terror, I could find confidence.
So going back 10+ years, I began to challenge myself to face my fear and learn public speaking. It’s been a long, difficult journey, but damn it’s been rewarding.
From a fumbling, nervous wreck to a confident speaker, I now want to share with you the greatest lessons I’ve learnt.
Here are 5 tips for beginners to improve public speaking… FAST!
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“Oh he’s a natural”, they say.
Nope. I did my reps at the microphone, worked that public speaking muscle and practiced.
Now I consider public speaking my art form.
It’s my side business, a hobby that pays for me to fly around the world, meet amazing people and bring home a 5-digit paycheck.
If you’re a beginner… if you’re afraid of public speaking like I was…
Then I hope this video shows you that you can learn to speak confidently, to be entertaining and to provide massive value in a 1-to-many format.
Hopefully, you’ll find it as rewarding as I have.
Drop me a comment on the video if you found it helpful, I love hearing from you.
Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur, an investor in 40+ startups like Intercom, Udemy, and Unbounce and the creator of SaaS Academy, helping over 500 B2B SaaS founders scale faster. He’s founded five SaaS companies and successfully exited three of them. If you want to scale faster without hitting the usual roadblocks, make sure to follow him on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter.
Originally published at https://www.danmartell.com on January 11, 2021.