AmondaRose’s Public Speaking Journey
Since I specialize in the art of public speaking training, most people think that addressing a room full of people has always been easy for me. Nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, it was the exact opposite.
Remember, I had no formal training!!!
As soon as we started to perform, the record player began to skip. Every time my foot hit the floor, the record would skip again. My girlfriend stared with total disgust. I didn’t know what to do. How could I get out of this? My mind was frozen with embarrassment so I just kept tapping to a skipping tune and humiliating myself. I was completely mortified by that experience. I would have done anything to have gone back in time and erase that experience.
Most people would have stopped at self-imposed public humiliation after the first time. Not me! I thought I’d try it again! In the fifth grade, I tried out for the school play in the role of a “Southern” actress. So this “New Jersey” girl practiced her Southern accent every single day. I thought I had this one in the bag. I told myself “I am certainly going to get a part in the play”.
An experience I will never forget!
Being naïve and overly sensitive, this latest humiliation made me feel ashamed, embarrassed, and demoralized. Any ounce of self-esteem I had before – was now crushed. I promised myself that I was never going to allow myself to be on a stage or in front of a group.
I had zero public speaking training nor experience.
I enrolled in public speaking training classes to learn as much as I could about public speaking to overcome my fear of public humiliation and embarrassment. I was going to sink or swim. I was committed to swimming and being the best speaker I could be!
There is nothing more satisfying, more empowering, than overcoming a limiting belief that once held you back.
In 2004, I made a decision to leave my job and began doing my own personal development seminars to help others connect with their true passion and purpose in life. I discovered that the majority of my clients lacked an essential professional and personal success skill, confident and powerful public speaking.
And now they get to avoid common mistakes that cost them clients, confidence and cash flow!
It has been over a decade since my very first presentation. I knew right then and there that I had a unique ability to deliver heartfelt and dynamic presentations that could truly have a positive impact on others. I was recognized as a “Top-Idea Maven” by The Woman’s Advantage and received the International Association of Women in Business Coaching “Stars Achievement Award”.
And I have had incredible pleasure of sharing the power of my message with groups and organizations. Today, I feel incredibly blessed to be a highly sought-after professional speaker, public speaking coach and business strategy consultant who is making an impact all over the globe.
As a result, many of my clients have also been featured in the news, on the radio and in print.
I am committed and passionate about igniting the atmosphere with my empowering message, contagious enthusiasm and real results whenever I am presenting. My vision is to change the way everyone speaks in public forever. I am often humbled when my clients attest that I impart my talent so incredibly that the benefits are priceless.
I am incredibly blessed to be a leading expert and best selling author n the field of professional speaking. I have authored two books, Pain-Free Public Speaking” – Your Guide to Public Speaking Success” and “Share Your Story – 5 Steps to Turn Your Story into the Impact, Influence and Income You Desire” and I am a Contributing Author in #1 Best Selling Book Series “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”
If you have had similar challenges or roadblocks with public speaking, know that if I can do it, so can you! There is hope! I am no different than you. If you are ready to let go of those things that hold you back, to overcome your know and unknown public speaking challenges, there is a feeling of freedom, pride, and power waiting for you.
All you need is the willingness and the desire to take one step in the right direction – NOW.
Public speaking brings out the best in everyone and gives them the ability to let their magnificent light shine so that others may do the same. Once you learn the power of public speaking and what it can do for your business, your career, your life – you will never be the same.
I’m now doing what I absolutely love to do. I feel blessed everyday because I am a helping others create and live their dreams. And I have had a key role in helping my clients get their messages out to the masses. The events that were once horrible memories have given me something that brings me tremendous joy and an opportunity to help others share their vision, purpose, and heart with others.
Speaking success is your destiny!