When I think back, I realize that I used to be really lousy at public speaking. I could never captivate the audience. I could never make people pay attention. I doubt anyone would have listened to me even if I paid them money. So I used to avoid this.
That was then. I now speak at major conferences and at universities every week. Some even offer me big money! I can’t keep up with all the speaking requests that I get. That’s how far I’ve been able come.
This came with practice and perseverance. Let me share some of the lessons I’ve learned.