Shyness Doesn’t Make Money – Charles Snyder Raw #61. Since fear of public speaking is pretty high on most people’s lists, overcoming that fear is important. In other words, you have to change your thinking in order to get past your block or hurdle. So if you do not change your thinking, you will always be stuck where you are today. Yes, that’s kind of bleak, but I’m not here to sugar-coat the truth.
Change your thinking!
Over the weekend I was contacted by a gal in Maryland. Since I’ve been talking a lot about getting on camera and using video with everything. So basically, her issue is that she doesn’t feel comfortable with being in front of a camera. In other words, she’s shy and wants to know another way.
The same old thinking = the same old results
I got on the phone with her and we chatted for a while so I knew a little about where she was coming from. So I asked a few questions to dig into her fear of public speaking and getting on camera. As a result, she soon realized that she was actually fearful of looking foolish.
So I shared with her some revelations from my own experiences; I was fearful too at one time. I admit when I first spoke publicly, I was fearful of what others may think of me. But I also realized that if I didn’t do something, nothing would ever change.
However, things got a lot easier when I thought of getting on camera as if I were speaking to a friend. Instead of worrying about what 1,000 strangers MIGHT think of me. When I thought of it that way, things suddenly snapped into perspective and it got a whole lot easier.
Finally I told her that if she made zero attempts at taking imperfect action, she would certainly get zero positive change in her business.
Charles is the owner of C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC. His background includes 30+ years as a firefighter and 20+ years as an entrepreneur. Since 1999, he has also become a published author and a public speaker. Charles is also known as "The Marketing Ninja" and his favorite quote is "Make Stuff Happen!"
His personal interests include Ann, his fiancee, video games and growing mutant eyebrow hairs since getting on the wrong side of 50 years old.