There was a time, not all that long ago, where if you’d asked me to get up in front of a crowd of people and speak, I would have politely replied with two words (I’ll let you work it out for yourselves). ‘But, what will people think of me?’, in fact, ‘I don’t want them to think of me, because I’m sure that whatever they think it will be along the lines of, ‘what on earth is she talking about, she knows nothing’’.Read More
If I say, ‘be completely you’ when you’re speaking to an audience, in fact, be exactly the same as you are meeting friends, in front of the TV or doing whatever makes you feel good at the weekends – what’s your gut reaction? A knot in your stomach at the thought of presenting you? ‘Ummm that’s all very well but….’ or maybe ‘Yes but I’m an INTROVERT, I can’t do that’.Read More
‘Passion and Balance. Two very important words. Without Balance, I’ll lose start to lose my sense of individuality and who I am. Without Passion for what I’m doing, I lose that fire in my belly, the inspiration behind it all. I wouldn’t be writing this now if I wasn’t inspired.’Read More
Have you ever watched someone do a speech, whether in person or online and see them really owning what they have to say?Read More
Noun. The fear of public speaking.
People’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.
Amy Leighton is the founder of amyleighton.com and is a Speaking and Presence Coach in the wellness industry. Having struggled with anxiety and depression throughout her teens and into her early 20s, feeling that her voice wasn’t worthy enough of being heard, she’s now healthy, happy and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs get their voices out there and stand out amongst the hype of the wellness world.Read More
So many times I have sat down to write this blog and so many times I have immediately mastered the art of procrastination. Scrolling through Instagram, refreshing Facebook, back to Insta but this time to watch the stories, then refresh them and start again.
For some reason, the idea of writing a blog just absolutely terrifies me....Read More