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!
Christian Life and Leadership Coach , Angela J Herrington, loves helping women find freedom and fulfillment in their God given calling. She teaches women how to recognize, cultivate, and unleash their God given leadership ability. A true Gen Xer-Angela loves thinking outside the box, combining things that are seemingly unrelated, and helping women create a unique life that perfectly suits their soul.
With 8 years of life, business, social media, and leadership coaching under her belt Angela a dynamic speaker and writer who creates enormous value for her audiences. She is known for crushing complex topics down to bite sized pieces and sending her audience home with actionable steps to apply their learning.
Angela is a Lark’s Song Certified Life Coach who reaches hundreds of thousands of women in 40+ countries each month on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and two blogs.
As the founder of Broken Beautiful BOLD Women’s Ministry, AngelaJHerrington.com, Christian Women Who Lead, The Calling Course, The Impact Incubator, and the XGen Christian Women’s Leadership Project, Angela receives rave reviews at women’s ministry events, writer’s conferences, and small business workshops.
Angela, her husband, and five children live in her home state of Indiana. Angela has served on the Board of Directors for Christian Coaches International, as Vice Chair of the Carey Services Board of Directors, and held multiple positions in her local church, scouting organizations, and schools.
She holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Indiana Wesleyan and a Master’s in Leadership from Wesley Seminary. Angela’s short story “The Turkey Trail“ was published in the collection Naturally Yours: Stories About Indiana’s State Parks and Reservoirs. She has been published in Hope for Women and HOPE is Now magazines.