Business Coach & Marketing Expert, Facilitator and Speaker
(and mom to a 8-year old girl)
"As entrepreneur and business owner I discovered long ago that speaking was a great way to support my business growth strategy. There was only one problem: I was deathly afraid of public speaking!"
As entrepreneur and business owner I discovered long ago that speaking was a great way to support my business growth strategy. There was only one problem: I was deathly afraid of public speaking! Many years ago I was attending a big conference and I was asked to speak to a large group about marketing my business (that’s MY topic, how bad could it be??). Well, it was really bad! After I got up on stage I managed to completely freeze and (according to my husband) “nothing intelligent” came out of my mouth.
Years later I started attending Toastmasters to overcome my fear of public speaking and slowly that fear turned into “this is not so bad” and later to my realization that I can really make a difference to people with my message and I started to embrace my presence on stage. I won’t lie, I still get nervous before I get up to speak at an event, but I have also learned that I forget all about that once I start to speak and get to connect with my audience.
Today, I love speaking at live events, but I have also discovered the power of online training; it allows me to reach people around the world – my online courses now have over 3,400 students in 114 countries.
In my business coaching I am often asked by business owners how public speaking can help them grow their business. The key success factors are always: being seen as an authority in your field, being an authentic presenter and marketing & selling consistently.