Do you often put yourself out there?

Let’s learn how to use this phrasal verb!


What does “Put Yourself Out There” mean?

Imagine that you are giving a presentation to your coworkers.

Or maybe you are explaining to your family that you want to change your career.

Your coworkers and family will probably judge what you say.

They will be honest and tell you their thoughts, whether it’s good or bad.

But if you don’t take a risk, you won’t be able to succeed.

You need to put yourself out there, if you are going to succeed.


How can I use this phrasal verb?

This phrasal verb is a complete expression that always stays together.

There are a couple changes we can make, but overall, this is the construction:

Put + __self + out there

I put myself out there yesterday when I hosted the meeting in English.

My son has a hard time putting himself out there because he doesn’t like criticism.

At the next conference, our company is going to put itself out there and present our big project.

You can use “myself, yourself, himself, herself, ourselves, itself, etc.” but the construction is always the same.


Now it’s your turn.

In the comments below this video, answer the question.

When was a time that you needed to put yourself out there?

Is it easy for you to put yourself out there? How can you help yourself feel more comfortable?

Are you ready to continue learning English with me?