So…. You’re an introvert.
And you’ve been asked to do a talk or presentation
or you are considering hosting a talk for a few people, online or at a venue.
I’m guessing that these are some
of your thoughts and feelings right now:
- “Oh no, I’d have to be visible!!”
- “I’ll get tongue-tied and I won’t be able to remember a single word.”
- “I HATE being in the spotlight, it makes me so nervous I’d rather die.”
- “I’m terrified of looking stupid.”
- “People will ask me questions that I can’t answer.”
- “I’m going to go red as a crayfish, and stumble over my words, and stutter.”
- “I don’t know what to put into my talk, and what to leave out.”
- “What if I’m boring? I’m not a good storyteller or I tell the punch line first.”
- “My tongue will get stuck on the roof of my mouth again, and I won’t be able to THINK.”
- “The embarrassment and humiliation of the previous failure is too fresh. I can’t do it again.”
And then of course, the vacillating…. Because you realise you HAVE to and WANT to get your work out there to be of service and make the difference you want to….yet the fear and terror of being ridiculed, judged or criticised is SO big that there’s no way you want to take the risk.
Does any of this sound familiar?
I’ve been there, too.
Every time someone asked me to present a short talk to a group of interested people, I’d enthusiastically say YES – because I know my work would make a difference for someone. And then, immediately the doubt would settle in. A few days before the talk, I’d want to cancel. My stomach would start churning at the thought of going ‘on stage’ (real or imagined) and making a fool of myself.
When it was time to prepare, I’d agonize about what to put in and what to leave out. Would I forget my words (like when I was 14, in front of a class full of teenagers)? Would I stutter and stumble, fumble and go bright red? Would I look like a total idiot, and would people laugh or be critical? What if someone asked a question I didn’t know how to answer?
Invariably, the night before I’d hardly sleep. My mind wouldn’t stop spinning and running through worst-case scenarios …. I’d wake up exhausted, regretting my decision to say yes.
Every time though, the talk would go well and I’d think “What WAS the big deal??” I’d skip out of there with a light heart, on top of cloud 9. Thinking “I’ve conquered this!”
And next time, the same old broken record. Ugh. Recognize it?
What if I told you that it doesn’t have to continue this way?
If that sounds far-fetched, I understand – because you might feel very far removed from that option right now.
Would it help if I said I KNOW there is a way out of it, in small steps (just right for introverts) because I’ve made those steps myself?
Would it help if I mentioned I now have SO MUCH more confidence and calmness when I do a talk – because I know how to handle it, what to put in and what to leave out, and I no longer want to faint when I think about standing up in front of a group?
How would it be for YOU to feel calm when you think about “putting yourself out there”?
What else might change if you could talk easily about your business, your offer, your product or service? Might it lead to more income? More clients and opportunities? More enjoyment and fun? Being yourself?
Fall in Love with Presenting for Introverts
If this sounds intriguing, then this 3-module workshop might be JUST right for you.
You see, there are only 2 reasons for our terror to stand up in public and deliver a message.
- We don’t know HOW to do that skilfully (we need knowledge)
- We have emotional blocks in the way (we need to calm our fear-brain)
In this workshop-series we are going to deal MOSTLY with the biggest block for introverts: the emotional ‘stuff’ and fear that prevents us from even trying.
Once those are out of the way, the knowledge part is much easier to take in. In fact – it’s IMPOSSIBLE to learn skills when we’re terrified of taking action.
How does it work?
We’re going to meet online 3 times over 3 consecutive weeks. It’s an introvert-friendly space with only 6 places available.
During and after this course, you will:
- Understand the reasons behind your physical responses like dry mouth, trembling voice, knocking knees
- Learn a brilliant self-help tool to stay calm
- Be in a safe space for exploring and facing your fears
- Clear out many of your concerns, terror, trepidation, hesitation and resistance to delivering your message
- Have more confidence, calmness and ease when you do a talk/presentation
- Learn some practical tips to make your presentations more fun for you and your audience
25 April, 2 May, 9 May 2018
9 am UK time, 10 am SA time, 5 pm Sydney, 7 pm Auckland
This fee will NEVER be repeated again as this is the first EVER workshop like this for introverts.
Any questions or concerns? Pop me a note and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!