Ruth Guice is a creative writer and voice over artist, with a career in radio spanning 18 years. Even though she worked on air for many years talking to thousands of listeners, she had a fear of public speaking – not just the ‘butterflies’ kind of fear, but rather the immobilising, someone-hold-my-wine-I-think-I’m-going-to-pass-out kind. It all came to a head when she started her own business and knew that she would need to be able to ‘sell’ herself at networking events.
Fast forward 10 years, and she has now competed successfully in Speech Contests at a national level (from humorous to inspirational), she uses her speaking skills on a daily basis through her role at the Leukaemia Foundation, as well as MCing functions and events and coaching/mentoring other speakers.
- How to overcome your fears of public speaking