Facing a presentation, don’t know where to begin, and think, “I’ll just wing it! What could possibly go wrong?”
Lots Of People Wing It
You aren’t alone in wanting to wing your presentation. A lot of folks decide to wing their presentations either because they don’t have the time to prepare and practice, or they just think the whole process is a waste of time.
Scott Ford, the CTO and Co-Founder of Corgibytes, used to wing his talks too, but he quickly learned that winging it was making matters worse.
The Unpredictable Outcome When You Wing It
Scott admits, “How well the talk turned out was very unpredictable that way. Sometimes it would be great, and sometimes it would just be awful. And I didn’t have a way to predict how it was going to be. So it made the prospect of speaking even more frightening! Continuing to wing it wasn’t going to work.”
When an pretty big opportunity to speak came along, one that his CEO and co-founder wasn’t going to let him turn down or weasel his way out of, Scott realized it was time take speaking more seriously.
If you’ve tried to embrace public speaking, but it still leaves you scared stiff like Scott, then watch today’s video. In it, we’ll walk you through a brief interview, and you’ll learn from Scott:
- How his company has benefited from him speaking
- Why asking his CEO & co-founder to train him wasn’t going to work
- How the Confident Communicator Course really helped him get over the hump of dealing with his fear of public speaking
- Why it was helpful to be in a group of peers who were also struggling to get over their fear of public speaking
- Why he stopped fully developing a talk before he got accepted to speak, and what he did instead to get accepted
Once you’ve watched this video, I’d love to hear from you! In the comments, share one benefit you’d like to experience after speaking.
Looking forward to continuing the conversation there!