Introvert. Shy. Get intimidated by people. Nothing to share when in a group. Never see me do the first move unless you approach me. I always got nervous when speaking in front of people. This is what I used to be. But things change, I never thought that as an introvert type, I will turn out as a public speaker. The best thing about it, I overcome the fear of public speaking and profit from it
DOUBTS AND FEARS
RIGHT MINDSET IS POWERFUL
I was ready to leave behind that DESIRE but I met someone who created a big impact on my life and public speaking journey. He was the one who unlocked my potential and to TAKE ACTION and not just “I THINK “. Meet Raymond Lim, CEO of RBG Philippines.
Because of the 1 day workshop that completely changed the way how I see things in life. The title of the workshop is, Money Making Muscle Workshop, you can check it HERE, or check this MMM graduate say about the workshop.
BE BOLD. TAKE ACTION
A new year, new learnings. New Journey. I reached out to Manila Workshops.
And it feels so great when there are people who may not know you but will support your journey. Yes, the CEO of Manila Workshops, Ginger Arboleda, responded immediately.
THE FIRST SEMINAR
I had my first seminar after 3 years of dreaming of it. We were able to gather 20 audiences and it was held in Maxx’s Robinson, Imus. It was so funny, I remembered that I told my audience, “Please bear with me as this is my first time to speak”. I was really so nervous and before the seminar started, I pee around 3 to 5 times.
Finally, I made it. Because it was a successful event, I partnered again with Manila Workshops and we planned to have it in Metro Manila.
DISCOURAGEMENT COMES IN
The second seminar was successful except that I was so discouraged because harsh feedback is so painful to bear. I cannot accept it because I know in my heart that I have given all my best but I guess my best is not enough :). After the event, I really cried! I was so discouraged that I told myself, I will not pursue it anymore. But still, in my heart, I want to pursue it.
I was looking for an answer on how to overcome it. In fact, with my craziness, I even emailed Chinkee Tan, I really looked up to him. I am mentored by his seminars, books, and blog posts.
You know what, he really answered me 🙂
During that time, Ginger Arboleda also reached out to me and we had one on one meeting to help me out. These incidents helped me understand that I cannot please everyone. And to turn negativity to positivity and use such negativity to become a better you. You know what, speaking life to another person helps a lot. If these persons did not speak life to me, I may not be writing this blog post now.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
The decision to continue with my journey is the best decision I’ve made and helped me grow as a person. I’ve conducted more than 10 workshops now and I have been doing it for 2 years now.
HOW OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING HELPED ME
PRULIFE- UK Amber Speaking Invitation
- Email Interview
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Inc South East Asia. “Inc. Southeast Asia is the sole Southeast Asian licensee of Inc., the world’s leading media brand for entrepreneurs and start-ups”.
You may want to check the write-up HERE.
- Radio/TV Interview
School of Life TV
PROFIT FROM PUBLIC SPEAKING
The best part I get to profit from public speaking as an extra income stream. It is so exciting, that I was able to earn the most at a 5 digit income. Sounds great, right! I never thought that I can earn as much as that by speaking in 3 hours and by sharing information with people. On top of that, I was able to generate leads and convert it as a customer of my home-based online marketing agency.
LEARNING NEVER STOPS EVEN YOU HAVE OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Two years may have passed but there’s still a lot to work on me because learning never stops. To hone my public speaking skills, I recently joined Maxwell Speakers Club International – Philippines.
- Watch exclusive John Maxwell live presentation and extract lessons.
- Experiential learning through prepared and impromptu speeches, live feedback, and critiques.
- Practical topics and assignments.
How about you? Do you have that desire to get started with public speaking to help increase your credibility and profit from it?
With preparation and experience, you can overcome the fear of public speaking.