E19: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking & Live Video

Published on: 2nd October, 2018

7 Antidotes To Glossophobia

Do you suffer from the fear of public speaking or doing live videos?
Actor/comedian George Jessel once said:
"The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until the moment you stand up to speak in public."
Does this describe you?
If so, know you are not alone. Studies show that 74% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, a.k.a. the fear of public speaking. But that doesn't mean you have to like it. In fact, we hope that, like us, you hate it so much that you're willing to do something about it!

So, in order to help you, In this week's episode of The Thriving on Purpose Podcast, we'll give you 7 sure steps to conquer your glossophobia.


This will enable you to speak up with boldness, confidence, and clarity, because we know that Christian Entrepreneurs must get their voices heard in today's world.


In This Episode You Will:

Learn the seven key antidotes to glossophobia.

♦ Learn the meaning of the word glossophobia... lol!

♦ Hear about stats that demonstrate just how important developing your public speaking skill is.

♦ Learn a great tip from leadership expert Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why, and Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't.

♦ Learn about the importance of humility from Pastor and author John Piper.


Memorable Quotes:


“According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” - Jerry Seinfeld


"What we fear in public speaking is not the act per-se, but the rejection that could come from it."


“There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars.” - Mark Twain


“A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”

- Winston Churchill


"In order to be convincing, you need to be convinced."


"Your speeches will impact your reputation, your branding, and ultimately, your business."


"Always keep this in mind: There will always be someone more knowledgeable than you in the audience. And some of them can call you out on inaccurate information… sometimes even publicly."


“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and dog gone it, people like me.” - Stuart Smalley


"You cannot make it interesting if you are not interested."


“A story is remembered long after the sermon is forgotten.” - Charles Spurgeon


"Preparation eliminates agitation."


"You don’t want to be shaking when you go on stage… you want to shake them. Figuratively speaking."


"The reason we have performance anxiety when speaking is that we focus more on our performance than our audience."


"You are to act as a servant, a waiter, serving your audience. And your message is the dish you are serving."


"Our biggest problem when speaking – mine and yours, is that we seek the praise of men rather than the glory of God."


"When we are called upon to speak in public, we are there to add value to others, but we anguish over how our own value may be affected in the process."


"Ultimately, our fear of public speaking is because we have “I” troubles. And ‘I’ trouble means our vision needs to be corrected."


"Humility is your best friend as a public speaker."


“The worse speech you’ll ever give, will be far better than the one you never give.” - Fred Miller


"There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave." - Dale Carnegie



Recommended Resources:


Bartlett’s Book of quotations

The Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations, Paul Lee Tan

Barbour’s encyclopedia of great Christian quotes

The Art of Public Speaking: The Original Tool for Improving Public Oration-Dale Carnegie

Speak to Win: How to Present with Power in Any Situation-Brian Tracy

Speaking Secrets of the Masters: The Personal Techniques Used by 22 of the World's Top Professional Speakers


Hope you enjoyed this podcast Episode and be sure to let us know in the comments how it helped you! 🙂


Sebastien & Elisabeth

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