Back in the days when I was petrified of speaking in public, connecting with my audience was my number one fear.
I thought the audience was there to judge me, that they would simply be reviewing and critiquing everything I said, and it intimidated me.
Then one day someone pointed something out that completely changed my perspective: Your audience wants you to succeed.
They are actually rooting for you to win because they’ve invested their time listening to you, they empathize with your situation, and they want to enjoy their time with you.
That changed my perspective and lead me to realize [Read more…]