The other day I started thinking a lot about the benefits of joining Toastmasters as it relates to helping me control my fear of public speaking. I’ve written about this in the past, but I didn’t realize how much this was connected to my membership in Toastmasters. Continue reading →
Ask yourself this: Are you a procrastinator? Are you the type of person who puts of what could be done now to do later? If so, why are you putting off __?”. Is it laziness, lack of energy, or is it something deeper, fear?
I recently had a great conversation with someone who I consider to be a great public speaker. I first learned about him while doing research for my blog. His name is Scott Ginsberg. Some of you may know him by his given name. However, those that do know about Scott most likely know him for something else. Â He is “The Nametag Guy”. Â He has been wearing a nametag for just shy of 3000 days in a row (as of this posting).
In my first Toastmasters blog, I talked about my first Toastmasters meeting and how I was nervous/excited about joining a group that would allow me to help expand my public speaking skills. In this entry, I am going to talk about how having a group like Toastmasters can help anyone with fear and anxiety speak well.
The fear of public speaking can grip even the most experienced public speakers. I was recently speaking to someone who has given many many speeches but still has a strong fear. He explained that he speaks at a local speaking group (Toastmasters). He’s comfortable while speaking in front of his group but still has reluctance to giving speeches outside of his “comfort zone”. I like to think of the word fear as an acronym: Feel Emotion And Respond. This means that feeling fear is good, and it’s what you do when you feel fear that matters.