Public speaking is terrifying when you do it in person. It’s even more so when you do it virtually. 2020 has been one uncomfortable year for any sort of public speaking for me – and the one I’m most interested in improving this year.
I ended last year with a couple of presentations delivered virtually to an “unknown small audience”. When I finished, I knew immediately that I wanted to get better at this format.
John Zimmer lays out some ideas on how to tackle this very personal fear in a 2017 post, well before the days of the pandemic. Titled “The Public Speaking Fear Grid“, he also suggests a few ideas to tackle this fear head-on. I’m going to seek out a few opportunities this year to try them out.