Comedians often highlight the absurd truths in society, and introvert – yes, introvert – Jerry Seinfeld is especially skilled at shining the light on our contradictory natures. Here’s what he has to say about public speaking: “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
The fear of public speaking is called Glossophobia, which comes from the Greek gl?ssa, meaning tongue, and phobos, fear or dread. My guest for this podcast has dedicated his business to changing the way people – especially introverts and glossophobes – think about themselves and being on stage and in the spotlight.
Jonathan Bender, founder of WholeSpeak, is a professional speaker, coach, actor, theater director, writer, and self-proclaimed introvert. He is passionate about helping introverts become strong speakers who actually feel comfortable in front of large groups. His passion comes through loud and clear during this conversation, as we talk about
- The reasons introverts can feel empowered by being on the stage
- The five “keys to confidence” in public speaking
- How to turn fear into freedom
- How introverts can be more naturally expressive
For info about Jonathan’s upcoming course, “Speak with Confidence, Inspire with Ease,” visit http://www.authenticspeakerseries.com/confidence