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Video-Host And Guest Speaker Hurdles

Overcoming Video-Host And Guest Speaker Hurdles

You know that creating videos and participating in events such as podcasts, webinars, and live conferences is good for your reputation and your business. However, you just can’t bring yourself to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. You aren’t alone. Many business owners feel the same way.

The most common reasons people shrink from accepting invitations to speak are due to fears or thoughts such as:

  • Rejection
  • Failure and/or success
  • Getting it “wrong”
  • No one listening
  • Not being good enough
  • Not being qualified, and many more

Ideally, you need to work through these issues on an ongoing basis. However, don’t let these keep you from creating live videos or accepting speaking invitations. There are options that can help you start creating live videos with more confidence and less apprehension, now.

Many TV talk shows have two or more permanent co-hosts that play off of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Having a co-host or guest-host arrangement is a great option if you aren’t comfortable when people’s attention is focused on you.

With that in mind, if you would like to create live videos but don’t want to do it by yourself, plan to do it with a joint venture partner, friend, or invite a guest-host. You will want to okay this type of arrangement if you are asked to be a speaker at another site or event.

You can clear some of your video-host and speaking hurdles just by making the project a team effort. Like the old song lyrics say, “I’ll get by with a little help from my friends.” With a little experience under your belt, you may discover you can and prefer to do it on your own. The key is to do what it takes to get started, today.