I had some great news yesterday in that one of my articles that I based on a recent workshop I did for my writers' groups has been accepted for publication! I'd been thinking about offering to do a workshop for a while but I put it off until I was asked if I wanted to do something - I jumped at the chance! It was a wonderful experience and I got an article out of it.
Have you ever thought of doing a workshop? It doesn't have to be for your writing group - you might not belong to one - but you could do it for it for other groups, or get a group of fellow writers together and give it a go. It was such a positive experience for me and the group got a lot of it too. It was a feel-the-fear-and-do-it-anyway- moment for me and was such a confidence boost. We had a lot of fun and it's given me the motivation to do more.
Have a think about what you could do for your writing group or a group of writers, do it and then write about it. You might think that you can't do it or won't be able to do it well, but you can! And it will help with your writing as well. If you can stand up in front of a group of people and do a workshop, it will give you the confidence to broaden your horizons and improve your writing.
Before you give a talk/do a workshop go to a few yourself and learn what works and what doesn't. Make sure that you have researched what you are going to talk about/do and have prepared thoroughly - there's nothing worse than arriving at a workshop you are doing and you don't know what your going to do!
It's definitely worth considering.