How Webinars Can Help You Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking
I see it all the time…
Highly driven, ambitious entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants want to make more money.
They are tired of working grueling 60-80 hour weeks and not having a life outside their business.
They want to create scalable systems so they can impact more people with their product or service.
And they are tired of making the same amount of money each month as they keep trading their time for dollars.
If you’re experiencing some of these feelings, my guess is they are happening for one of two reasons.
First, you don’t know how to create this change in your business without working harder or longer.
Second, even for the entrepreneurs that do know the secret, fear holds them back.
So let’s start with the mechanism that can help every coach, consultant or online course creator scale…webinars.
Yes, the simplest way to scale, automate, and take back your time is using a combination of live and automated webinars. They changed my life a few years back and I’m committed to helping other entrepreneurs benefit from them as well.
But a lot of people know webinars are the answer yet still don’t do use them. This is almost always because of one thing…FEAR.
Fear holds so many people back in so many areas of life and business. I talk more about how fear kills so much potential success in this video:
Why Fear Holds So Many People Back From Success
In my opinion, fear destroys more businesses than almost anything else.
My guess is that you know what you need to do in your business so you can work less and earn more. Maybe it’s publishing YouTube content, running your first webinar or hiring people to help you scale.
But fear cripples people from doing what’s necessary. Old beliefs and negative thinking probably come up and make you start to question your decisions. Maybe you had a bad experience speaking on video, don’t think you have the tech skills for a webinar or hired someone in the past that didn’t work out.
So instead of doing what’s necessary, you try to do everything yourself or avoid it entirely.
Sound about right?
But if you keep living in fear, your business won’t change. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you have always gotten.
If you know you need a webinar in your business, here’s how to overcome the fear of running your first webinar.
How to Overcome the Fear of Webinars
Webinars can seem scary as a beginner for two reasons; they are similar to public speaking and you might not think you have the tech skills you need to run one.
Let’s first address fear number one – public speaking. Did you know that some people have said they would rather die than speak in public?
Yes, some people would choose death over speaking in public! In fact, the fear of public speaking even has a name… glossophobia.
If you have this phobia or simply don’t like speaking at events or seminars, don’t worry, webinars are your solutions. Webinars can help you overcome this fear as you don’t need to stand up in a room full of people anymore.
With webinars, all you do is simply speak to your computer. Whether you have one person attending or 1,000, it doesn’t matter. Either way, it’s still just you talking to your computer, not a bunch of people staring at you in real life.
The second fear is thinking you have to be a tech guru to run webinars. We’ve eliminated this as we have step-by-step guides, instant onboarding call, chat, support, and phone support. Plus, we also offer Elite Webinar Mastery program if you want to become a webinar expert.
Take a look at some of our other awesome features here!
First Time Webinar Tips
If you’re done letting fear hold you back, use these three tips to get started running webinars:
1. Practice Your Webinar Skills
If you’re like most people, you probably hate the way you sound and look on camera. Even the best speakers in the world still feel this way from time to time. Step one is all about helping you get over this feeling.
The first thing to do is to get into the habit of hearing and seeing yourself on camera. Start by logging into your account and get into the habit of seeing and hearing yourself online. Practicing will help build your confidence.
Even if you do this every day for ten minutes, you will start to get more comfortable on camera. You can also run a webinar with a small test group of friends and family as well.
2. Use Easy Webinar
If you’re more scared of the tech behind running a webinar, don’t worry, we got you covered. The platform is easy to use for beginners and we have excellent customer support.
But if you’re someone who likes to learn more about all our amazing features, I recommend logging into your account. Check out all of the amazing features, view your webinar metrics, and get familiar with the platform. If you’re more of a visionary and don’t care about all of the metrics, you can always hire a virtual assistant to help as well.
Remember, the more you do anything, the less scary it will be. Before you know it, you will be an expert in no time.
Next Steps to Beating Fear
As motivational speaker Les Brown said, “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living in fear.”
But I don’t want to see you live in fear and limit your potential anymore. Now is the time to start taking action and start taking back control of your life and business.
You don’t have to work 60-80 hours a week or travel the globe speaking at events to scale your business anymore. With webinars and Easy Webinar’s platform, it’s never been simpler to get started.
Sure, the first one might be a “scary” but what’s the worst that can happen?
Regardless of what happens on every webinar, you can always learn from each experience. Plus, the more you do something like webinars, the better you will get at it.
Eventually, you will become a master at sharing your wisdom with people who need your help. If you just stick with it and consistently provide value, your audience will reward you.
This will lead to more sales, customers, and revenue than you ever thought possible. Not to mention, you won’t have to trade your time for revenue growth ever again.