Are you nervous before you speak?
What is going through your mind?
When you speak, the internal chatter will start...it's inevitable. Use these 7 questions as guidance to help you to get into the proper frame of mind BEFORE you speak!!
It sounds simple, but many people don't know how to give or receive compliments effectively. Here's how to do it well!
“Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning...”
(Carol Dweck, author of Mindset)
Don't fall for the line! What line?
“You're such a great speaker!”
I'm not saying don't accept the praise. Be polite. Say thank you. Then get back to getting better. You can always better your best.
That's the mindset you need. If not, you can fall into the dreaded “Speaker Trap”.
Let's stop talking about Confidence.
Just cultivate it and nurture it daily.
Remember these 3 words.
CERTAINTY. CONSISTENCY. CONGRUENCY.
If you are certain about something. Talk about that. Start there. What are YOU certain about?
Kwesi Millington helps speakers, presenters and youth to connect with their audiences and master their messages using the power of storytelling in their speeches & presentations. He is a Certified Public Speaking Coach & Youth Mentor.