Perhaps you relish the idea of getting on stage to speak or perform. Good for you! Many people don’t. If you’re one of those who doesn’t, one of the things that can be very helpful is to have your own power mantra — a statement that gives you that visceral experience of confidence and excitement when you take the stage.

Individuals who take my Stage Fright to Stage Free! program discover their own personal power statement. If you haven’t had the opportunity to do that, here are some universal statements that might just do the trick for you!

  • Here goes nothin’.
  • Dare to be dull.
  • I am the power.
  • I thrive under pressure.
  • I am so excited.
  • I belong here.
  • I can handle this no sweat.
  • It’s not about me, it’s about the message.
  • I’m just having a conversation with lots of people.
  • They don’t know what I’m going to say so I can’t fail.
  • Performing on stage is a wonderful feeling.
  • Crowds bolster my confidence.
  • Being on stage comes naturally to me.
  • Being on stage is like breathing and I can do that.

Speakers are like athletes – we need to get ourselves into the zone before we go onstage. If one of these power statements resonates with you, try it the next time you speak. If you’d like to uncover your own, I can help. I can be reached at