IF YOU’RE LIKE ME,
YOU FIND NEW THINGS
SCARY. OR AT LEAST I DID.
Standing up and speaking in public is a hard skill to crack. Looking back, I wasn’t sure I could ever master it. But today I earn 6-figure sums as a professional speaker. And I now know everyone has a great speaker hiding inside them…including you.
My professional life started by working with young offenders. I loved it, but needed something more.
So I took off for a year, visited 18 countries, then returned to discover that a 9 to 5 life was no longer
Full of expectations, I tried all manner of new
career pathways only to arrive at one dead end
My confidence took a hammering. So did my finances! Then a friend suggested I become an associate trainer for a speaking charity…
and a new door opened.
I discovered a confidence I didn’t know I had
SPEAKING DIDN’T COME NATURALLY TO ME. But working with the charity was a perfect fit. I’d worked with young people. I’d also been part of Toastmaster amateur speaking club. And my confidence grew, day after day.
But eventually the work dried up. My finances were looking precarious…again! And I was dealing with some crushing personal news. I gave a few speaking workshops, but my heart wasn’t in it.
And then the fates stepped in again when I was introduced to a personal development course that changed my life.
While on the course, I listened to someone share a story that was so close to mine I could have written it myself.
IT WAS A MOMENT OF PURE INSPIRATION. She’d realised that life still offered her a huge opportunity to transform the lives of others.
Put simply, she had dreams to fulfil and nothing was going to stop her.
Until then I’d been concentrating on reasons
and excuses not to fulfil on my dreams.
Now I knew different. Our dreams have to
be bigger than our reasons and excuses.
In fact, so big that when we want to
For me, the thrill going forward was to give others
the confidence to see that ‘speaking’ presented a
wonderful opportunity. Something to be enjoyed,
not feared. Something satisfying, fulfilling and
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL … REWARDING.
Over the next few years, I trained and learned with
the best in the world and invested in personal
development programs to better understand
myself, my skills and my ability to teach others.
Today, I get paid thousands of pounds to speak. But it’s not just about reward!
I get great professional satisfaction too by training others to master these skills, share their story, and grow their business as a result.
With hard work and perseverance, speaking is a lucrative career. But for most of us mere mortals, it doesn’t come naturally. The important thing is to learn from those who’ve already mastered the art.
So you see…I’ve been there. I was the person who had the
knock-backs and the disappointments. And that’s why I know
that when you discover your hidden abilities – and learn how to
really develop them – anything is possible.
And I do mean anything!