Here’s a question : why would you want to speak in public at all? What’s in it for you? Public speaking is (apparently) the number one fear that most people have. This is such a shame as there are so many benefits to becoming a speaker – for your business, your bottom-line AND for your own personal confidence.
The Top Five Benefits Of Public Speaking
1. Increased Self Confidence
Once you have mastered speaking in front on an audience, whether it be in front of a crowd of ten or a crowd of thousands, your confidence levels will go through the roof. Do this, and you can do anything.
2. Reach More People
If you have a vision which is close to your heart, a vision which could shape the world, and you want to share this, does it make more sense to talk to one person at a time, or a roomful of people? Which method will spread your vision faster? Remember, a vision flies when you stand on stage. You give it wings.
3. Make More Sales
Regardless of what you are selling – your ebook, your 3-day seminar, your coaching or your membership site, you will multiply your sales and in far LESS time when you speak to a hundred people as opposed to selling one on one. This is a MASSIVE benefit of public speaking – the opportunity to make more sales in one sitting.
4. Build Credibility
When you are on stage you become an authority in your field. People look up to you. Their opinion on you changes simply because you are standing on stage. This credibility will open up more opportunities and earn you more recognition which in turn builds credibility and gets you more opportunities. It’s a winning cycle.
5. Make Big Money
I saved the best benefit for public speaking for last. Public speaking is one of the easiest and best ways to make money. Big money. I’m not suggesting this will happen the first time round (although it can and it does all the time) but if you have researched your market, determined your niche, sent out a compelling message to this market and added tonnes of value to your product, then why not?
So, now you’ve seen the benefits of public speaking, why not go out there and stretch your comfort zone? If you’ve never spoken at an event (but always secretly wanted to), is now the time to book your first one? If you’ve only ever spoken to smaller audiences, could now be the time to step up to the next level? If you’ve spoken to large audiences, what could you do differently that will stretch you?
There’s always another step out there. Perhaps now is the time to take it.