Turn your stage fright into a comfortable conversation with a friend. Lee Glickstein, author of Be Heard of Now!, shares the secret to overcoming your fear of public speaking. It's not really about the speaking; it's about listening while you're speaking. Our vulnerability in groups is human, so feeling stage fright can actually help us to overcome it, rather than to ignore it with a practiced facade.
The idea is to lead with the power of receptivity, rather than confidence. Instead of walking into a room imagining that you're the picture of confidence and that the first thing you say will get everyone's attention, walk in being receptive, available to the other person. Whether it's dealing with hecklers or finding your authenticity in front of a group, Lee's perspective is key.