A few weeks ago one of my readers asked:
How do I gain enough confidence to speak in front my audience, either in person or online?
I get asked this question often, and it’s something I had to figure out for myself in my own business. Building confidence takes work, but with determination, bravery, and some outside help, we can do anything!
Here are a few tips that might help you work through these issues:
1.You don’t have to be an expert to help people. In regards to building your confidence, remember that most often the people we serve are only 1 or two steps behind us and we can always speak wisdom into their lives even if we are a work in progress. You don’t have to have crossed the finish line in order to help and encourage someone jogging behind you.
2. Coaching can be a huge help. Finding the right coach can do wonders for building your confidence, as well as give you guidance around your brand. I’d recommend finding a coach that specifically deals with confidence. It is important to tackle any confidence issues head on so that you can show up fully for your people without that getting in your way.
3. Practice makes perfect. One way you can get more comfortable speaking in front of your audience is to practice, practice, practice! Start with recording videos on your phone, then post your best one on facebook. Once you get comfortable with that, go live! Having a short outline handy of what you want to talk about will help too.
I hope these tips help you! Now I want to know: How do you build the confidence to speak in front of your audience?
Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to join our community of like-minded women where we continue the discussion!
Angela J Herrington is founder of Broken Beautiful BOLD online women’s ministry and Life and Leadership Coach for Christian Women.
In addition to operating a successful boutique social media agency, she teaches women how to recognize, cultivate, and unleash their God given leadership ability. She holds a BA from Indiana Wesleyan and a Masters in Leadership from Wesley Seminary. Her graduate research project focused on leadership development and opportunities for Gen X women in the US church.
Angela is a Lark’s Song Certified Life Coach who reaches hundreds of thousands of women in 40+ countries each month on Facebook, IG, Twitter, Pinterest and two blogs. She is Director of Communications for Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy, a women led organization dedicated to engaging, empowering, and equipping women to lead in the church.
She is the host of the soon to be launched God Sized Calling Podcast and has also been published in Hope for Women and HOPE is Now magazines.
Angela is a also wife, mom to 6, and proud resident of Marion, Indiana with her family when they’re not traveling the US in their RV.