The beginning of a New Year always seems like a time of refreshment to me… How about You? New Challenges. New Goals. New Opportunities. New Accomplishments. If any/all of those resonate with you consider this: statistically, about 75% of Americans say their #1 Fear is Fear of Speaking. When I first started to follow Fear of Speaking stats in 2011, the % was around 45-50%. I don’t believe that people are more “fearful” now. Rather, I feel that the sampling & collection of the stats is broader, more comprehensive. In any event, are you hindered by the Fear of Speaking? I was too…
for a very long time actually, a fact not many people know about me. I know that it’s possible to overcome the resistance to participate in open Conversations. It’s a matter of deciding that you really want to Participate in creating & crafting Solutions. The skills you need are readily available in Audio & printed Books, seminars, pdf’s, facebook groups, local groups like Toastmasters…it goes on forever. Why is it that there are a huge number of learning resources but the stats document the fact that most people still don’t Participate but rather Delegate?
Well this year I’ve decided that my 2 special motivators are best expressed by the words: Community & Solutions . And these concepts are best accomplished by Speaking & Advocating. So, putting them together I’ve developed the phrase: “Speak for Community, Advocate for Solutions”.
If you’re a Global citizen searching for Global Solutions…stop back again. I’m updating this website, and designing an online version of the Workshops I’ve successfully delivered in the US & Japan. They are not Lectures. They’re practical learning experiences where you develop the Confidence to use the Skills you’ll choose to learn.