• Maybe I’m not cut out for public speaking.
  • Maybe no one will listen to me.
  • Maybe someone will laugh at me.
  • Maybe I’m the only one who gets nervous in front of people.
  • Maybe I’ll forget what I want to say.
  • Maybe I shouldn’t give that speech because I might mess it up.
  • Maybe I should let my colleague do the presentation.
  • Maybe those public speaking books aren’t worth the price.
  • Maybe I can’t learn anything at Toastmasters.
  • Maybe I can’t learn from my past mistakes.
  • Maybe I can’t improve.
  • Maybe you’re either born a good public speaker or you’re not.
  • Maybe I’m not.
  • Maybe I should just keep quiet.
  • Or maybe I’m just making excuses …

Inspired by this Michael Jordan commercial.


About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
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11 Responses to Maybe

  1. maryparlange says:

    Awesome video, John. And I like the way you showed how this can be applied to whatever it is you do with your life. No more excuses.

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  3. Ryan Jenkins says:


    Good find John! The video gives me chills every time I watch it!

    It’s so easy to take a victim mentality and compare ourselves to people but it’s tough to train, fail and move on.

    Thx for the boost!

  4. Lesley says:

    I really like this – thanks.

  5. No MAYBE about this Post – It is a GREAT One!


  6. Farice says:

    Good one…

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