When you are invited to speak – Fear takes over. Oh no!
How to overcome the fear? Write a good, no great speech! It takes time – it takes effort – but is worth it – why?
Creating common ground with an audience is like clearing a pathway from their heart to yours.
What does your audience care about? Do you have some good stories to share?
Of course, you do! Take the time – to think about how you can engage and inspire your friends and co-workers. What did it take you to get where you are today? What tips can you give them?
Did you make mistakes along the way – OF COURSE, you did – you’re human.
Share the good, the bad and the ugly. They will love you for it.
Now, get cracking – a great speech takes time, so just start with your first draft and take it from there.