If You Can Do Stand-Up, You Can Do Anything

FearWant to become a better public speaker?

How about overcoming some fears?

Public speaking is often cited as the number one fear people have. More than death.

Jerry Seinfeld even did a bit about it.

There are lots of ways to help. Specifics to learn.

But if you really want to overcome your fear of speaking in public — and learn everything there is to know about how to do it right — schedule yourself for an open mic night at a comedy club.

Seems absurd, right?

But it works.

Get a copy of The Comedy Bible, schedule your gig for an amateur night about a month in advance, and then follow Judy Carter’s advice to learn how to be funny.

There are so many things you will gain from learning comedy writing and learning to perform. Those two skills are invaluable. I always recommend it to folks who want to be better presenters.

It’s often seen as some crazy advice, but we all know you have to be a little crazy to be an entrepreneur to begin with.

So, forget Toastmasters. If you really want to learn some valuable lessons, learn to be a comic.

Because once you’ve done stand-up, everything else is easy — even death, apparently.