From Comfort to Courage

Most of us, just like sweet Chipper in the picture, love our places of cozy comfort. Although your safe spot may not be on a rug under your best friend’s desk, it could be your bedroom, your home office, maybe even in drastic times, your closet! It can be a wrench to tear ourselves away from that safe spot. Chipper can only run, stretch in the sun and meet new, happy people if he gets out of his blanket.

I’m sure that You  know in Your heart that the only way you can offer your gift to the world is to get out into the world. It is only when you allow yourself to recognize your own value that you will gain courage to leave your cozy, safe place.

Then and only then can you be the captivating speaker you need to be to best  present your gifts. Neighbors, family members, co-workers, staff in stores you frequent. members of your groups are all affected by your openness to connecting in a friendly, positive way.

Confining your self to only what is familiar is like hiding away your gifts. No one can enjoy them. “What gifts?” you ask.

Take out a pen or pencil and write down three names of acquaintances that first come to mind.
Picture how you interact with them. Ask yourself what they might see as your “gifts.”

Public speaking terrifies many people Even professional speakers feel nervous before presentations.

Good speakers focus on using their unique gifts to share knowledge with audiences. As a service or product provider, you too can learn to captivate  your audience using your unique gifts.

As long as one person needs to know what you know, you owe it to yourself and to that person to share that knowledge.
Speaking from experience, the more you share the better it feels. And it feels great!

Staying in safe mode robs two sets of people: the potential giver- you, and the receiver(S), all of your clients.
The full impact and power of you positively interacting with others is best accomplished when you move away from safe and into exciting, adventurous public speaking. And that is where I can help. Contact me today if you are ready to leave your cozy, safe haven for wondrous success as a speaker.


Gains from Speaking

How will speaking help raise your self esteem?

Self EsteemCourage will grow as you speak. It is inevitable that when you face your greatest fears, you will begin to be bolder and more successful.  As admiration develops around your speaking and you delight in the applause of your peers and even strangers, you will speak more confidently and competently.  Your self esteem will gradually develop and expand like the tulip buds in spring ~ slowly at first then with grace and beauty.  It is as logical and real as nature unfolding.  Continue reading


How to Transform Fears of Public Speaking into Strengths

With preparation and practice you can replace your panic with poise!

Fear of Public SpeakingRecently I met yet another adult who confessed to a lifelong fear and dislike of public speaking. Like many of you his fear began with an unhappy childhood experience of being forced to prepare and deliver a speech in front of classmates.

He went through school and university avoiding any classes that required participation.  Some students thrive in speaking in front of their classmates. I feel blessed to have been in that group, although one-on-one I was introspective and shy.

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