May 18, 2012

Getting out of MY comfort zone



My program, 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012, is all about challenging yourself to get out of your comfort zone so that you build confidence muscles for those times when you're actually in front of an audience. The challenges can be done any time and most don't require an audience.

I can't very well tell my clients to challenge themselves if I'm not doing it myself, right? So here's a video for you, unscripted and unrehearsed, that I forced myself to make in response to my own challenges!

I am so resistant to video; I hate to put on the makeup and change clothes; I stress about the lighting and positioning, and I can never think of a good location to shoot from. Well, screw you, video! I'm taking you on! Watch below as I talk about getting out of my own comfort zone.



Click here to view on YouTube

Watch Ruth Sherman's videos on YouTube if, like me, you are resistant to shooting video, but know you have to do more. She's got tons of advice, most notably: "Just do it!" Her videos are short, sweet and approachable, and you'll start wanting to make video everywhere you go after watching! I particularly like this one she shot while on vacation in Florida:

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