Imagine having your life defined by the worst five minutes you ever experienced.
This was the fate of Bill Buckner, a baseball player who died a few months back.
Buckner botched a ground ball opportunity in the 1986 World Series. Watch the famous error here. Boston Red Sox fans blamed him for the team losing the World Series that year.
Buckner received death threats afterward.
The media endlessly replayed the gaffe. Eventually, the retired Buckner moved his family to the Midwest, in part to escape the taunts of fans.
What were your worst five minutes?
Most speakers and presenters are hobbled by the past as well.
Almost every speaker I've worked with has a mindset or habit directly related to a traumatic presentation experience that occurred during a school play or verbal book report.
Present Like a Pro students in my online speaker coaching course tell me about their "worst five-minute" incidents in great detail, as if they just occurred last week.
Sometimes the trauma of the incident is hidden in the person's subconscious, but still prevents him or her from being an effective presenter.
I help leaders and salespeople figure this out so they can forget about the unhelpful past and focus on commanding the room and helping others.
What's been your most traumatic experience as a speaker or presenter?
Let's talk about it so you can stop living in the past. Book your Breakthrough Call with me today.
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