Today’s post was inspired by a personal anecdote that shines a light on why leaders shouldn’t lash out when faced with a PR crisis and negative press coverage.
Has self-doubt ever caused you to ‘not’ speak up at a meeting or event, even where you knew in your heart and soul that your voice should have been heard?
If you said yes, you’re not alone.
Over the years, I’m worked with thousands of seriously smart business leaders and professionals who regularly backed away from situations where they wanted to say something and didn’t.
How come? Why on earth not?
It’s a fact. Three out of four adults, perhaps including you, admit to having fears about public speaking.
And the upshot? Far too many people regularly avoid opportunities to speak up…
…Which, in turn, creates lose-lose outcomes – both for those who bypass chances to share valuable ideas or insights and audiences who would have benefited, if only they had heard these things.
What a waste, right? And this begs 2 obvious questions:
‘What’s going on?’ and, if this applies to you, “what can a body do about it?”
If you’re an expert speaker who’d like to speak more often, here’s why it pays to both ‘connect with’ and ‘learn from’ local expert speaker peers and to use this platform to look beyond your borders to ignite your expert speaking success to even higher levels.
And here’s how these communities can set you on the path to being perceived as a world class, ‘go-to source’ speaker for your chosen expertise: