Storytelling Tactics From Performance Triple Threat Nicholas Arnold

Have you thought about becoming an influencer? A world class leader? Or stage performer that moves audiences and shapes beliefs? It’s likely if you’re on this blog you have. And if we’re going to manifest those realities, becoming a compelling storyteller is non-negotiable. Stories are the glue that hold together our social interactions. And the ability to tell stories holds tremendous social currency in our fast paced and ever connected social world.

Nicholas Arnold Headshot

Nicholas Arnold tells stories for a living. He’s a graduate of Vancouver’s Film School who went on to become an entertainer and successful filmmaker. Nicholas produced and directed his first award-winning documentary at the age of 14. Followed by his feature directorial debut, “The Vicious Circle”, premiering it by the time he was 17.

From conferences, fundraisers and public talks, Nicholas has performed at The Orillia Opera House, The Elks Opera House, The Grand Theatre and dozens more bringing his nostalgic style, charm and humour to audiences from allover. As a triple threat performer, singer, comedian and public speaker, Nicholas shared invaluable tactics on storytelling, adding humour into your next presentation and what it takes to be a solo-preneur.

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Be an Expert

Audiences feel lack of preparation. They know the difference between a speaker who’s regurgitating memorized lines and the ones whose delivery is unconscious. “The biggest mistake you can make as a performer,” Nicholas says, “is being underprepared. You’ve got to know your shit.”

Wether you’re performing as an actor, comedian or delivering talks as a speaker, it’s necessary to be in the moment. Nicholas believes that the cornerstone factor to delivery excellence is cultivating stage presence. Stage presence is derived through emotion. And  if we’re consciously thinking about our next lines we can’t be in the moment speaking through our emotional motivations.

His philosophy is similar to my interview with another comedic superstar Michael Orrett, as they both believe that flexibility in your performance is a sign of a presenters maturity. You want to be perceived as a professional? Know your talk so well, cultivate such a deep level of expertise, that no level of interruption, audience heckling or hiccups in your own lines can throw you off. When you know your shit, you’re transitioning from the realm of an amateur to a professional. You’re presentation gains fluidity and as a result you’ll elevate your stage presence 10 fold.

Want to see real life examples? Check out comedians like Jimmy Carr and Daniel Tosh. Anyone who can open up their act to include their audience in real time is taking on a huge risk! But when you’re a true master of your craft and you can banter and bounce jokes off the audience, the rewards are nothing short of world class performances.

Next, Nicholas was generous enough to shed light on the lessons he learnt about structuring stories as a filmmaker.

Structuring Stories

Without stories, your presentation has no life. An audience wants to know within the first 30 seconds of listening to your talk if it’s worth while. If you can’t capture their attention, imagination or have them thinking this is worth my time, than you might as well pack up and go home.

Nicholas wants us to start our presentations with compelling personal stories. “It’s critical,” Nicholas said, “to bring an element of yourself to your introductions and be genuine. Say things like, ‘when I was your age’ or ‘this reminds me of when I was.'”

Not only does it make you relatable and engage your audience, but vulnerable storytelling anchors emotions into the presenter audience relationship. Without emotion you’ll have your audience asking themselves, “why should I care about what this persons saying?”

To put it in simpler terms, one of my best friends and roommates, Iain Gabriel, is an excellent communicator and reminds us,

“Meet the audience where they’re at before you take them you want them to go.”

Once you’ve hooked the audience, anchored them with emotion and met them where they’re at, you’ll have the space to take advantage of  the following two tips about structure:

  1. KISS aka keep it simple stupid – All stories are the same. They have three parts, an intro, a body  and a conclusion. Or as Nick learnt through his years of filmmaking and acting, a three act structure. Act 1 introduces the inciting incident; Hagrid telling Harry Potter for the first time that he’s a wizard. Act 2 is the meat of the story; it’s the action or the main course so to speak. And finally Act 3 is the climax; it’s Harry, Ron and Hermione getting through the challenges and defeating Lord Voldemort. Keep it simple and don’t skip any of these three critical elements. See my favourite example of storytelling structure here.
  2. Do not rush through your key messages – Setting up structure allows you to identify where your key messages are. Some are in the incident incident, some lay within your body and others are the focal point of your climax. The key is to not power through them. Slow down, give the audience time and space to process those poignant ideas. “Public speaking,” Nicholas believes, “is like music.” There’s rhythm, pace and cadence and it’s critical that the music of our main messages aren’t being lost in the midst of the rest of our presentation. Clearly differentiate those main points by using delivery tactics like pausing, increasing or decreasing your volume and emphasizing those profound ideas with a slower pace.

Nicholas Do This Directives

  1. Be well read – Constant never ending improvement, specifically in your area of desired expertise will create a high probability of success. Now, impossible to guarantee anything, but if you explore high performers like Nicholas and those leaders we hold on a pedestal they all read. They’re always learning. Why? The probability of having that next creative idea, of delivering a better talk or maintaining an interesting conversation with a new colleague will be dramatically improved through a path of perpetual growth.
  2. Do the impossible – Nicholas is a huge advocate for using your talents to make a difference in this world. Talents are what help us bridge the gap between what is seemingly impossible to the done. In School a bully bet Nicholas a million dollars that he’d never make a movie. Now, with several movies under his belt he encourages us to do the impossible, to show others they can think bigger and ultimate move and shift the world in the process. Think bigger and start taking actions on those dreams today.
  3. Shift your mindset and develop discipline – Being an entrepreneur is not easy. No ones looking over your shoulder. No ones holding you accountable (unless you create that framework) and no one is cares about your success nearly as much as you do. That’s why it’s crucial we develop habits that serve us. Disciple, that forces new actions into habits. And finally the mindset that allows disciple to flourish and envelop our character and identity. The entrepreneur  doesn’t have a choice to be disciplined, unless they want to remain starving.

Audio Time Stamps

  • 00 who is Nicholas Arnold
  • 1:40 the power of cold outreach
  • 3:30 performance tactics
  • 6:30 actionable delivery tactics
  • 15:30 effective storytelling
  • 24 using your voice for philanthropy
  • 32 focus on discipline

Till next time stay on offence. Aggressively pursue a better version of yourself. And remember what Jim Rohn said, “you cannot change the destination of your life overnight but you can change your direction.”

Jonathan Andrews



IWTYTS – How to prepare for a speech 3/3

The quickest way to a goal, is to model the behaviour and philosophies of those who’ve already been there and done that. So as we wrap up our series on presentation preparation, it’s important to spend time thinking from the lens of a professional speaker.

How do professional speakers prepared to inspire the masses? How do speakers like Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Brendon Burchard, and Arriana Huffington impact so many people without burning out?

The answer is simple, but not easy.

The strategy is called becoming a modular based speaker. And it’s a strategy that will allow a newbie or intermediate speaker, to become a professional. This transition will not only make you a top 1% earner in North America, it will give you the gift of speaking to any audience, at any time, at a moments notice.

Let me give you an example.

Imagine you’re Tony Robbins up on stage at Unleash The Power Within. There’s 3000 people in the audience expecting you to deliver the best performance of your life. They want to change their lives, help them make more money, have better relationships and go home never being the same again.

Lindsey Best

For 5 days straight, 12 hours a day, you’re on stage delivering material. Yes, 5 days, 12 hours a day!

How do you feel? Well as Tony, you have incredible certainty that you will deliver on those expectations because you’ve done it thousands of times. But for most of us, that would be unimaginable… We aren’t professionals, just yet.

Is Tony a genius? Does he posses some skill that is unavailable to the rest of us? No. We anyone who’s willing to set up their content to become a modular based speaker could in theory speak for hours and hours without ever running out of material.

The secret is that every story, every topic, every theme that Tony delivers, is modular. Meaning today we have 12 hours and we’re delivering modules a, b, c, d, and e. Doesn’t sound too complicated right?

But what happens if we’re 3 hours over time on a 12 hour day. Are you going to make your audience stay 3 extra hours? How would you feel if a speaker kept you an extra, 1, 2 or 5 hours? You can’t do that, it would be amateurish.

As a professional, Tony and Brendon, and all of the other greats, know their modules so well that everything is finely tuned with precise timing. Let’s continue with the example above and say that the organizer rushes up to you and says, “Hey Tony we’re 3 hours behind, we need to get back on track.”

In less than 10 seconds Tony can decide that he needs to cut out modules c and d, leave in e and end with q. He’ll end on time and still deliver amazing value. 2 seconds later is back out on stage delivering off of the new material he’s sliding in and forgetting about the material they will miss out on by being behind.

Can you see the implications for yourself?

No matter who’s in the audience or how much notice you have you know your material so well, every module is laid out in such detail, that in a moments notice you can deliver.

Brendon Stage

Maybe you’re not speaking for 12 hour days. But if you’ve only got a 45 minute keynote and the last speaker wen’t over 22 minutes. How prepared are you right now, to remove 3 stories, end on time for the organizer, and do it with such grace that nobody ever noticed you were planning on doing more material?

If the answer isn’t a resounding yes! Than we still have work to do to get you closer to professional level speaking.

Do this.

Begin laying out your content, themes, and stories in modules. Know which stories and ideas take 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes and 10 minutes to deliver. Learn that material so well that you know without a shadow of a doubt you can speak to any audience with no notice.

The decision we have to make as newbies or intermediate speakers is, is it worth it?

Is it worth it to become one of the best in the world. Admired by millions, impacting lives over and over again, and changing the world.

If you said yes to that question like I have, starting today, decide to go pro. Decide to lay your material out in modules like the best in the world. Once you’ve done that, you’ve begun the path to extraordinary.

Till next time, stay on the offensive. Aggressively pursue a better version of yourself. And remember what Jim Rohn said, “You cannot change the destination of your life overnight but you can change your direction.”



IWTYTS – How to prepare for a speech 2/3

While critical, the mindset of performance is not nearly as sexy as it’s counterpart, the tactics! Today, let’s push past the mindset of preparation and explore the tactics required for beginner and intermediate speakers to crush their next performance.

After all, the unprepared speaker has the right to be afraid. 

My goal from this post is to give you three actionable take aways that will remove your anxieties and ensure high performance. Beginner and intermediate speakers alike can take advantage of the following three rules. The 24 hour rule, the video rule, and the real life rule.

(If you prefer these tips in video, click here)

24 Hour Rule

24 hour rule

I use the 24 hour rule as my measuring stick for how prepared I am. If I’m giving a speech Tuesday night at 8pm, then by Monday night at 8pm at the latest, I should be completely ready to give that speech as if it was on Monday night! As soon as you start using the night before a presentation as the main hours for practice, you’ve already lost. 

As a speaker and communicator, your unconscious mind is your most powerful asset.

Preparation ahead of time gives your presentation time to sink deep within your subconscious mind. When you find yourself truly mesmerized by a presentation it’s virtually always because it comes off authentic, like they came up with it on the spot.

That’s the feeling you want to give your audience. 

If you’re giving yourself less than the 24 hour rule, you’ll either be A) underprepared and stumbling on your words or B) just prepared enough that you sound robotic as if you’re reading from a script.

That is not how you persuade and it’s not how you deliver exceptional performances.

If you want an accurate measure of how prepared you are before a big presentation use the 24 hour rule and ensure you’re ready at least 24 hours before your next big speech.

The Video Rule 

Video rule

People are often given misguided advice when it comes to speech prep. That, if you practice in front of a mirror… it’s just like the real thing!

That’s bullshit!

Practicing in front of a mirror does not accurately represent what you will look like in front of an audience. My recommendation is to use the video rule instead. The next time you have a big presentation, get a video with your entire body in the frame. Film the speech you’re were going to give and then spend time combing out the knots.

You’ll be surprised on how many adjustments you can make through watching yourself on video. I gave one of the biggest speeches of my life at the Speaker Slam Grand Slam back in November of 2017. When I watched my practice video I found that I was doing all these tiny bounces and my movements were clearly abrupt and contrived.

Fortunately, I used the video rule to take the presentation from a 6 or 7 to a 9 or 10! The presentation turned out to be fluid, and in fact one of the best example of effective body language and gesticulation I’ve ever given.

Make sure you use the video rule. It will only make you better!

Real Life Rule

This one is my favourite because if you use it, you’ll separate yourself from 90% of communicators. It’s so simple.

Give your pitch to your dog. Practice your job interview with a buddy. Give your presentation before you need to give your presentation!

No matter how many times I practice in my room and film myself, it’s always a bit different when there’s a thousand people staring at me. So if you want to go into the world and make a difference, crush that pitch, and get a standing ovation, use these three rules: the 24 hour rule, the video rule, and the real life rule.

I promise, there is nothing more anxiety inducing than being underprepared, and nothing more empowering than knowing, without a shadow of a doubt, that this will be the best presentation of your life.

Till next time stay on the offensive. Aggressively pursue a better version of yourself. And remember what Jim Rohn said, “You cannot change the destination of your life overnight but you can change the direction.”



IWTYTS – How to prepare for a speech 1/3

When I was 20 years old I had an epiphytic moment. After reflecting on my life, my successes, my failures and all of the things I was proud of, one theme above all else stood out to me.

Success loves preparation. 

As simple as it seems, that moment has unarguably changed my life. When I connected the dots to all of the moments I succeeded and was honest enough with myself to understand why I’ve failed, it all came down to preparation.

Did I put in the work to understand my craft? Did I train hard enough in the gym that my competitors had no chance? Ultimately, was I ready for the task at hand?

The times where I can definitely shout, yes! I won. The times where now looking back, I sink my head in disappointment because I didn’t, I lost.

Today is about helping you realize that theme for yourself. To understand that the only thing that’s stopping you from public speaking success is your level of preparation. You don’t need any connections and you certainly don’t need any previous experience in communications. I’ve worked with some of the worst speakers you could imagine and over a 6-12 week period watched them literally transform.

All you need is the desire to speak confidently and the will to prepare long enough and with even focus that your success becomes inevitable. 

This post is part 1 of 3 on how to prepare for a memorable presentation. The first step to crushing it on stage is to dive deep into the mindset of high performance and what you should be saying to yourself in order to execute at the highest levels.

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At the end of the day, we create our realities through our language. And that’s not necessarily what we say out loud… Although that matters too. Our words are merely reflections of our internal dialogue and at our core, our beliefs about ourselves. Let me give you two examples of completely different uses of language and how they will impact your next performance.

Happie image

Meet Happie. He’s one of my best friends in Toronto and believes he’s an incredible speaker. Therefore his internal dialogue and as a result the words he expresses are a reflection of those empowering thoughts and beliefs. Just the other week he was asked a question impromptu in front of a group we were speaking to. Very subtly, he said out loud,

“I’m going to crush this.”

So let me ask you, how do you think he did?

He was incredible. So good in fact that night I compared him to Oprah. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise for you! Happie created that reality for himself through his use of empowering language.

Dave face

A contrasting example is another friend of mine Dave. Dave has a different belief system. I remember that same night, which was the inspiration for this video, he was giving a speech evaluation for another Toastmaster.

Like most people (maybe you can relate), he’s very uncertain about his ability to communicate as a public speaker. In the first few sentences he said out loud for the whole group to peek deep inside his belief systems, “Moshe, I don’t know if this evaluation will be any good, but….”

Based on what we’ve covered so far, I bet you can imagine how the rest of that evaluation went. You betcha, mediocre at best. But it’s not that Dave didn’t have the skills, knowledge, or the competence to deliver a great evaluation, he does! The only think he lacked was the belief. These stories aren’t just about public speaking and their not about Happie or Dave, these examples are to illustrate a universal law that governs performance:

We create our realities through our language. 

No athlete makes it to the olympics without the belief that they have the talent and drive to get them there. No salesperson smashes their quotas without the beliefs of abundance and certainty. And you and I will not create exceptional performances, speeches that inspire and mobilize people into action unless, like Happie, we intentionally use empowering language to create the realities we desire.

Let me repeat that, unless you and I intentionally use empowering language, we will not create the realities we desire. 

That is how you prepare to compete, to perform and of course, to speak.

Only once you have your mindset right will the results follow.

Do This.

I want you to intentionally choose empowering language in the next high stakes situation of your life. It can be as simple as “I’m going to crush this. I’m going to crush this. I’m going to crush this.”

Whatever you need to do or say to yourself to get your mindset right, do it. It’s the first and most pivotal step to high performance and crushing your next speech. That was part 1 of speech preparation, and if you apply this concept you’ll be blown away as your confidence soars and you begin to use empowering language in every aspect of your life.

Till next time, stay on the offensive. Aggressively pursue a better version of yourself. And remember what Jim Rohn said, “You cannot change the destination of your life overnight but you can change the direction.”



IWTYTS – How to persuade with ease

Have you ever wondered what one of the most powerful tools of influence is?

I’ve found and witnessed first hand, whispering, when used properly, can become your most effective tool for influence and persuasion. Not only should contrast in volume already be integrated into your daily communication but the whisper specifically evokes many unconscious triggers that will help people agree with you, buy from you, and genuinely want to hear what you’re saying.

If we think critically as to why that is, it becomes very clear. The whisper sets off a trigger in the mind of your audiences that what your saying is either secretive, important, or scarce. All three of which cause the people your communicating with to whether they know the reason why or not to focus, engage, and to take what your saying seriously

Now don’t take this lightly because of it’s simplicity. Let me give you two examples of ways that I commonly use the whisper, the impact it has and than follow that up with how you can put it into practice starting today.

(If you prefer these tips in video, check out how to persuade with ease here)

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Last week I’m having a conversation with one of my work mates John Connell. He’s an incredible guy, really one of my best friends. Typically, we talk about goals and personal development and on this occasion we landed on the topic of books.

He’s across the room, so I lean in slightly and say in a whisper, “hey John, do you want to know the rule I use for picking what books I read?” He reacted just like I expected. He looked side to side as if I was telling him a secret (now I didn’t say it was a secret but unconsciously he perceived what I was saying as important and secretive), stood up and walked from across the room to sit down beside me where we talked about books for about 10 minutes.

 It can be that simple to engage and draw people into what you want to talk about!

Another example is whenI give feedback to the people I coach in speaking. For the most part feedback is best given in the sandwich approach. Tell them what they did well,  move into room for improvement, and then, I’ll naturally lower my volume for what I think will make the biggest impact.

The second my volume dips, unconsciously they know they are about to get the goods! The most important point, the point they will take away and think about for the next few days, is on the tip of my tongue. I didn’t need to say it was important, because again, they recognize based on my volume that what I’m saying is important.

Hopefully by now you can see that the slightest variations in your delivery can have a massive impact on everyday encounters.

Do This. 

What I want to challenge you to do, is in the next 3 conversations you have, is incorporate the whisper. When you deliver a point that you want someone to remember or take away, drop your volume as naturally as possible. However, do avoid a dramatic change in volume to something that becomes inaudible or that comes off as contrived. It will not be as effective as a natural transition.

Start in those low stakes conversations and naturally progress into your business meetings, pitches and of course when you’re on stage. If the whisper works for you as well as it has for me, you’ll begin to persuade and influence with ease and find your self engaging audiences, winning deals and holistically improving your communication!

 Till next time stay on the offensive. Aggressively pursue a better version of yourself. And remember what Jim Rohn said, “You cannot change the destination of your life overnight but you can change your direction.”



IWTYTS – How to stop using filler words

You know….
Do that sounds like you?
If it does, worry no more, in this post we cover how to get rid of the bain of a public speakers existence, filler words!
One of my favourite examples of helping someone drastically reduce their fillers is a Lawyer friend of mine named Dave. He was working to improve his public speaking because he had an upcoming speech for his sisters wedding. The first time I heard Dave speak, I was completely distracted, every other words was ah.
You can just imagine, “ah… hi my name is ah… Dave and ah… I’m here becuase ah…” You get the point. Fillers are distracting, they takes away from your message, and whether it’s true or not, gives your audience the impression that you don’t have full confidence in what your saying. No one want’s that. We want to be perceived as confident, charismatic and a figure of authority. And that’s why I broke down my best steps for eliminating filler words for you here!
First, congratulations!
The most important driver to change, is awareness. If you’re taking the time to read  this post it’s likely that you’re aware that there is room for improvement in your communications. In order to eliminate filler words, you need to first recognize them.
Start by asking yourself these questions:
  1. Which one’s do you automatically use?
  2. How often do you use them?
  3. How much of a distraction are they? 
Awareness Picture
Now that you now where you are, we can start making progress on where you want to be. I’ve found the next logical step to having awareness is to get a buddy who’s role is to make you aware daily. Have them look out for
your fillers! For example, I’ve given my girlfriend permission to call me out on my like’s and my so’s to help me continuously progress towards clear and more confident speech.
Start there, because without measurement and awareness of where you’re at, progress become sporadic and slow.
Could you imagine if we wrote how most people speak?
My post would have an ah or an um between each sentence! Clearly that would make no sense. The purpose of periods and commas are to demonstrate either a pause and break in our ideas. Without the pause, how are you supposed to process what I’m saying? 
We need to translate that same idea to our speaking. Pausing is a pivotal tool in communication to express thoughts clearly and have them be heard. Unfortunately, as a speaker although it makes sense logically, it’s challenging emotionally to allow silence while on stage or in front of a group of people.

I see speakers every day who fill the gaps between their ideas and either distract or erode from their power. We need to see pausing in a different way. Silence does not detract from your message it enhances your message. Silence does not
 make you look silly or incompetent, it makes you come
off as more thoughtful and contemplative. Finally, the pause allows your audience to connect with you, digest what your saying, and genuinely feel the emotions you’re trying to convey.
Once we flip our beliefs about silence and realize that pausing is actually our gift to the audience, you can embrace the pause and I guarantee you will automatically notice an immediate difference in the amount of fillers you use.
Don’t obsess. 
As much as using fillers can be distracting, nothing is worse than not being present in your conversations. In my obsessive journey with reducing fillers I found myself in a place where I wasn’t even having a conversation with people anymore. I was watching myself have a conversation with people, making sure I had perfect communication. It took a while for me to be present to the fact that no one’s perfect and there’s no need to obsess over fillers.
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As Brendon Burchard wrote in his new book high performance habits,
“Over concern with making mistakes increases anxiety and decreases performance.”
Don’t obssess, focus on progress.
Do this. 
Have the awareness of which words trip you up, and than focus on inserting pauses where they show up. If you don’t obsess, and use those two powerful tips, I guarantee within weeks you’ll be perceived as more confident, thoughtful, and you’ll be above 90% of communicators that don’t care about what they sound like.
Till next time stay on the offensive. Aggressively pursue a better version of yourself. And remember what Jim Rohn said, “You cannot change the destination of your life overnight but you can change your direction.”

IWTYTS – 80/20 Principle

Ever heard of the 80/20 rule?

Also known as the Pareto Principle, super achievers have been using the 80/20 rule to shorten the learning curves for new skills for hundreds of years. It refers to getting clear on the 20% of your actions or inputs that will create 80% of what you want (which in our case is successful communication).

The first time I ever encountered the principle was in 2014 while reading Tim Ferriss’ book, the four hour work week. At the time I was building my first business and decided to test the idea to see if it worked.

(If you prefer these tips in video, you can find the 80/20 principle here)

It worked…

As a business owner there were so many things I could be focusing my time on from writing lists of prospects, cold calling, even buying pens! But using the 80/20 analysis I quickly realized that none of those activities were income producing. Therefore, none of those actives were my highest priority outputs. They weren’t the 20% of activities I should have been focused on.

It also helped me double down on what mattered. At the time, I learned that if I spent the vast majority of my time promoting events, I could win.

So I did just that.

My business took off! We build a sales team of over 50 people in less than 2 years and to this day it still bills over 6 figures in recurring revenue each year.


I want to help you achieve the same thing with I Will Teach You To Speak. Together we’ll double down on what matters most to public speaking and learn the rest later. Fortunately, I’ve already done it for myself, so there’s no need to reinvent the wheel here.

The first thing I did when I dove into public speaking last year was figure out the 20% that would give me the success that I wanted.

“The 20% that matters, that will unlock better relationships, a better career, and standing ovations is confidence.” – Me 

Simple, yes.

Easy, not so much.

Some people just stopped reading because they said to themselves, “That’s it? There’s got to be more to it than that.”

Well to those people I’d say, well I can’t actually say because they just left, but because you’re still here I’d say that’s right. There is more to it than that. But it’s not the 20%!

In this series we’ll get to the other 80%. We’ll explore the impact of variety in volume, pacing, pitch, tone, to body language, eye contact, and gesticulation, all the way to story telling, speech writing, and the unconscious levers you can pull to influence.

But there’s no point in starting there.

Today is about simplicity and getting you to take the first step, the step towards confidence. If you’re one of those people that say to themselves, “I would rather die, than speak in public,” or maybe it’s only a bit of anxiety in social environments, heed my advice after thousands of hours of practice: develop your confidence through exposure.

Nothing will build your confidence more than public speaking itself.

kid with mic

Just like you only became a confident kisser by kissing. Or only became a confident athlete by hundreds of shots or games. You will only become a confident speaker by standing up and speaking in front of groups.

Do This.

Here is how easy it can be for you to build your confidence, once a week, for 8-12 weeks stand in front of a group and share. Start small. Find a local toastmasters club, improv class, or debate team.

For those of you that think public speaking confidence is so out of reach and only an exclusive elite group of people, it only takes 2-3 months of consistent exposure to build a foundation of confidence. I’ve seen it in myself, in my peers and even in my shyest friends.

Do yourself, your family and your community a favour by starting today and taking the first step towards your public speaking success.

Next week, you’ll have wished it you started today. Next year, you’ll have wished you started this year.

Believe in yourself and start today!

Till next time stay on the offensive. Aggressively pursue a better version of yourself.And remember what Jim Rohn said, “You can’t change the destination of your life overnight but you can change your direction.”