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I was enjoying a conversation with some participants on one of my courses. We were discussing how NOT being able to stand up and speak in front of a group of people can HOLD you BACK from whatever you want to achieve. Rather than have speaking as an asset that can benefit you, from increasing your confidence levels to being sure that should the opportunity arise(and it WILL) you would be able to step up to the plate, take the bull by the horns, and offer to speak or give a presentation.
I have been blogging religiously each weekday at least, and here I am, having returned to add another blog, to find my last 3 blogs have completely disappeared!! How strange? AND, how does that happen? No matter, no point in crying over spilled milk, is there? I’ve had a full and busy weekend…more with chores than anything else. What needs doing, needs doing, and if the weekend is the only time available, then what’s a girl to do? The unpleasant part was simply the weather……………WOW, Mother Nature took some serious
Wow………………I attended a meeting last night where people introduced and presented themselves to the rest of the audience. I am so used to observing people (mostly) do a half baked job of introducing themselves, that it was such a pleasure to witness one of the coaches present herself so professionally. Presenting yourself, your product, your business is SOOOOO important, and your initial impact on people is just so critical.
I am experiencing a seriously busy day today, busy….but great. I have a few would be pastors coming for coaching tomorrow morning. People who need help in standing up and expressing themselves, and keen to express their passion to their captive audiences back home(around South Africa). Communication is so deeply important on various , and varying levels for us all, and most of us need help expressing ourselves in the right way, but in a way that is congruent with ourselves, with our personalities!
I trained some more people over the weekend! It gives me such immense satisfaction and great joy to train keen individuals who truly want to add value to themselves and upgrade their skills in the Public Speaking/Presentation skills arena! Everybody can do it, everybody CAN improve, develop more confidence in themselves and GROW inside. All you have to do is make the decision, and DO it!! The pleasure I get from seeing people shift upwards and REALISE that they have had it in them ALL ALONG, is immeasurable!! ALL they
Benjamin Disraeli stated;’The secret to evolving into our very best is to make massive changes in our lives’. I’d go along with that…………….however, I woke up this morning contemplating the power of focus……focus and consistency! Important! if you have already got a set of good habits, then work at maintaining them. Develop consistency. All my life I’ve been one of those gym goers………….no fitness freak, just someone who LOVES her food,more than most other indulgences in life. In order to be able to binge (which is very
Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.Jerry Gille
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.Nelson Mandela
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.Ralph Waldo Emerson