How To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking with Billie Shepard

Episode 88

Billie Shepard

Founder | Billie Shepard & Associates

Did you know that according to several research studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. So, that means, as Jerry Seinfeld famously said, “...if you're at a funeral, it's better to be the deceased in the casket than the person giving the eulogy”.

Stage fright is real, but the good news is you can overcome the fear of speaking publicly. More importantly, you have to remind yourself that you aren’t the only one feeling afraid. 

In this episode, Billie Shepard, author of The Billie Shepard Presentation Method, shares with our listeners some tips and tools to help you get past any fears of speaking and become better presenters, leaders, collaborators, and communicators. Billie has been a presentation coach, as well as a professional actor and acting coach for over 30 years. She’s also worked with clients like Uber, Facebook, Cisco, Intuit, and Splunk to name a few, as well as, thousands of professional actors. 

“Projecting your voice isn't something to fear. It's something to free your personality and energy.”

Billie Shepard