Is A Fear Of Public Speaking Preventing Your Business From Growing?
Due to Covid-19 I have just attended my very first ONLINE Networking meeting.
I do a lot of Networking and am always inviting people I know, who have their own business, to come along. The reason being that Networking is a fantastic way to connect with and support other Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.
But here’s what I’m finding. Most people are up for it…until I mention that you have to stand up for 40 or so seconds and present who you are and what you do.
Cue the “ums” and “ahs”. Suddenly it’s not at a convenient time, or they’re washing their hair that day. All because they would have to Stand Up And Talk About Who They Are And What They Do.
This is a very real fear for so many people. But why?
You know who you are and (hopefully) you know what you do. You know how you can help other people. So why does your stomach drop out of your arse when you think about standing up and speaking in public about it? Why do your hands get sweaty and your chest tighten?
The likelihood is that, somewhere in your mind, there is a memory of a time you had to speak in public…and it didn’t go so well.
Maybe at school you had to walk to the front of the class and talk about something. Maybe the other kids laughed at you for getting something wrong. Maybe the Teacher made a disparaging remark. Whatever it was, you now have a recording of this little movie inside your head.
And when this happened, you would have had a physiological and emotional response. Maybe your hands got sweaty. Maybe you started trembling. Maybe you felt like your were going to be sick. You very probably felt emotions along the lines of Shame, Embarrassment, Humiliation.
And that younger You would have formed a Belief right then, in that moment. And that Belief might be “It’s not safe to stand up in public and talk”.
So you do everything in your power to avoid it. If you absolutely HAVE to do it, you get so nervous that this Belief is just reinforced.
Whatever it was, whatever happened (and you may not really remember, but it’s there – deep in your subconscious) it’s now limiting you, because guess what! To grow your business you have to get out there and tell people about it! And about you, cos people buy from people.
It’s something I realised I’d have to put my Big Girl Pants on pretty quickly about. And to do that I got help. In fact I spent a lot of money on getting help, because I could see that it was an Investment in Me.
So how can EFT help?
Well you can use EFT like a pincer movement.
(a) You can use it to quickly calm feelings of anxiety and stress so you are in a better and calmer place from which to act.
(b) You can use it to find the Event from your past that has caused this limiting Belief…and release it.
So if you are one of the MANY MANY people who fear public speaking so much that they would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy…I invite you to have a think about what that’s stopping you from achieving.
And if you COULD stand up and speak in front of other people, how do you think that would affect your Personal and Business GROWTH?
What would it look like?
What would it feel like?
How would your life change?
To find out more about how EFT can help you please Contact Me for more info: https://claireturnereft.com/contact-us/
To Tapping Into Your Personal Power!