Being In The Spotlight: The Art of Being Seen & Creative Expression

Recently we had our marketing meeting for BostonSpeaks as we were gearing up for the launch of SpeakStudio.

Hayleigh, our COO at BostonSpeaks, shared this important message about the power of being seen and using our creative expression.

Listen to Hayleigh here.


When I think about public speaking or standing in front of a crowd to speak…

What is that? 

It’s people seeing you.

It's expressing yourself and being seen in that expression, which has to do with your creativity.

-- How you present yourself to the world,

-- How you express your creativity,

-- How you show your creativity,

-- How people see you.

And this is all a very anxiety-inducing thing.

But at its core - how do you practice being seen?

Illuminating your expression is important.

And by working on it, you feel lighter and better as a human, you don't feel anxiety about being seen, you're able to be more fully yourself.

And speaking in public speaking… that is the epitome of the expression of that.

In stand-up comedy, slam poetry, acting, whatever it is, when you get up in front of somebody and express yourself, that's a form of being seen.

Working the muscle of creative expression, expressing yourself and being seen for yourself, and removing the anxiety around failing and all of these other limitations that apply to many aspects of our lives.

Being seen is a form of accepting yourself. You can deepen who you are and feel more comfortable in your own skin. 


Hayleigh shed light on something profound yet simple: at the heart of our speaking fears is the act of being seen and heard. 

It’s how we are showing up as speakers.

It's not merely the speaking part that's daunting; it's the vulnerability of being in the spotlight, of being judged for our ideas, expression and the way we are delivering.

Through reflection and introspection, you’ll get one step closer to gaining that true inner confidence for your speaking.


Here are some questions for you to answer:

Visibility and Expression:

  • What aspects of myself am I most afraid to show when I'm in the spotlight?
  • How does the fear of being judged impact the way I present myself and my ideas to others?
  • In what ways can I challenge myself to be more visible in both my personal and professional life?

Creative Expression:

  • What creative outlets allow me to express myself most freely? How can I incorporate these into my routine?
  • When have I felt most authentic while expressing myself? What was it about those moments that felt different?
  • Where can I go to practice being seen and heard without the fear of judgment?

Acceptance and Authenticity:

  • What are the parts of myself that I find hard to accept? How might these impact my public speaking or self-expression?
  • How does my fear of public speaking diminish when I focus on being authentic rather than perfect?
  • What steps can I take to embrace and showcase my true self, even if it feels risky or vulnerable?




At BostonSpeaks, we're excited to launch something revolutionary: SpeakStudio. You can get on the waitlist here.

I’m going, to be honest with you, at the beginning…. the motto behind SpeakStudio was “the gym for your speaking.

However, something was missing.

When Hayleigh shared this message above, the missing dimension came to light.

It reminded me of a question a client once posed: "Kit, is there a benchmark or a test, kind of like the Navy SEALs test, for mastering public speaking?" The reality is, that there's no straightforward metric, like a set number of push-ups or sprints, that can prepare you for the nuances of public speaking

The truth is…the most impactful speakers are those who are unmistakably themselves. They've discovered their unique voice, embraced their quirks, and presented their genuine selves to the audience.

And one of the best ways to get your speaking transformation is through experimentation and play.

At SpeakStudio, it's not just a place to refine your speaking abilities—it's a sanctuary for speaking exploration and self-expression. 

You can say it’s The Ultimate Arena for Speaking Mastery and Creative Exploration.

It’s a place where you can level up your speaking while being able to experiment. it’s a place where you can learn the different art forms of expressing yourself and get in the act of being seen.

If you want to learn more about SpeakStudio and the details behind it, in the future we're opening up spots for 100 Founders.

Join the waitlist here to be the first to get notified.


To Your Speaking Success,

-Kit Pang

Founder, BostonSpeaks

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