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How to Overcome the Fear of Asking for Help: Practical Tips to Speak Up

Hey there, fellow speakers and presenters! Ever find yourself grappling with struggles and obstacles, wondering why it's so tough to reach out for help? You're not alone! Life throws curveballs at all of us, and seeking support can make a world of difference. Let's look at three common reasons that might be holding you back and explore how overcoming them can pave the way for smoother sailing in your speaking and presenting journey.


First up, we've got Pride playing the gatekeeper. It's great to be independent, right? But sometimes, that stubborn pride can keep us from asking for help when we really need it. I get it – you want to handle everything solo. However, letting pride take the wheel might actually slow you down. Imagine solving a problem in half the time just by reaching out for a helping hand. It's not about giving up your independence; it's about smart collaboration that gets things done efficiently.


Next on the list is the infamous Fear of Rejection. It's a biggie! Ever convinced yourself that asking for help equals an automatic "no"? Trust me, you're not the only one. When I promoted my presentation skills workshops, I was hesitant to ask colleagues to share. But I finally got bold enough to ask for their help in sharing my workshop with others. And many were happy to do it! Here's the thing – by avoiding asking because of a fear of rejection, you're sending a message that you don't believe others care enough to lend a hand. Break free from this insecurity, and watch as your goals become more achievable. Plus, connecting with others on a deeper level becomes a breeze!


Now, let's talk about that sneaky Fear of Being Exposed as an Imposter. Imposter syndrome –

ever heard of it? It's like that constant feeling that you're just lucky, not really skilled or knowledgeable. This fear can make it tough to seek help because you worry about being exposed. Spoiler alert: you're not alone in this either! Acknowledging your success and embracing the idea that it's okay to seek support will do wonders for your personal and professional life.


So, if you've ever hesitated to ask for help, it could be one of these reasons at play: pride...rejection, or imposter syndrome... But fear not! Overcoming these hurdles will catapult you into the life you've always envisioned for yourself as a confident and fearless speaker. So go ahead, take that step, and watch your speaking and presenting journey transform! You've got this! Remember…it’s your time to speak and shine!...



If you are ready to work on your communication and presentation skills, here are three ways to get started:

3. Schedule a 20-minute discovery call with me.

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