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The number one fear in the United States is NOT the fear of giant spiders. (Though perhaps it should be.) It is the fear of PUBLIC SPEAKING.
Is this YOUR fear? Today on the show I’m talking about my relationship with public speaking. When I was a child, I had NO fear. For show and tell, I would stand up in front of the class and TELL. As in, I would stand up there and talk. I don’t remember all the things I talked about, but I distinctly remember standing up in front of the class recounting an entire episode of Different Strokes.
Something happened to change how I felt about speaking around fourth grade and I became TERRIFIED of it. I didn’t like attention really of any kind, whether that was walking down the halls with my junior high boyfriends or giving an oral report. I don’t remember what I did, but I somehow got out of almost EVERY oral report for middle and high school. I think I did two. The whole time.
I began to like it again after becoming a Christian. I shared my testimony a few times and then was asked to teach and give talks when I went on staff doing youth ministry. By college, I was really getting over my fear. (Listen to my horror story, which I talk about around 10 minutes into the episode!)
This episode deals with public speaking because I am talking this weekend at the Blog Elevated Conference on email list-building. I’m so excited! And also a little scared. And also so excited!!! Ps- If you are someone struggling with building an email list, let me help! I have a whole course launching next week called How to Build an Authentic Email List.
Which reminds me: The KIKI SHOW is taking a break for the next week or two while I launch the course and catch up on laundry. (Just kidding. If you listen, you know I’m NOT catching up on laundry.)
Do YOU struggle with public speaking? Share your stories!