Presenting your business effectively is all down to having great confidence in ourselves, our abilities and our services. However, although we know what we are talking about and are great at talking to our customers on a 1-2-1 basis, when it comes to presenting our business to a room full of people, we are held back from being as confident as we should be.
This is because we listen too much to that negative inner voice, telling us that we’ll get everything wrong, make a fool of ourselves, look stupid and many other negative thoughts resulting from years of conditioning from people who have told us that “no one wants to hear what you have to say” or “sit down, shut up & be quiet” – sounds familiar?
WANT TO BE MORE CONFIDENT?
In order to be a better, more confident Speaker or Networker, we need to overcome this negativity and change our beliefs into positive ones. We can do this easily by remembering our achievements in life.
No matter where we are in life, we have all overcome and survived life’s challenges and have achieved many successes, from passing exams to promotions, overcoming or learning to cope with disabilities, having babies and many other events.
I believe that we don’t give ourselves enough recognition for our achievements or celebrate our successes enough. We are always in a hurry to move on to the next “big thing”! Even though society would have us think differently, we are, in fact, all successful because we have survived life's challenges so far and we should celebrate those successes & be proud of what we have achieved.
HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR CONFIDENCE UP.
I believe that Confidence in Public Speaking, whether just delivering a 60 second Elevator Pitch or a more detailed 10 or 30 minutes speech is all down to Mind-set, Preparation and Practice.These are all equally important but if your mind-set is not in the positive, then the other two don’t matter because you will not portray a confident poise and people will not listen to your message.
The great news is that with knowledge and practice you can get past these blocks!
I teach a few simple exercises in my courses to help you understand where much of this negativity comes from & give you techniques to help you overcome your nerves.
If you are in business, management or any situation where you have to give speeches & the thought of doing it terrifies you, maybe I can help you become an awesome presenter & consequently gain you more business?
See my website for Course details and please feel free to comment on this Blog and/pass it on to your contacts!
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