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Speak With Confidence

 

 

This past weekend I was interviewed on the Big Blend Radio Show and we discussed the fact that most people are terrified of speaking because it comes with an unknown.

I mentioned that if you knew you couldn’t fail, knew the audience would love you, knew you would have a positive impact on your audience; you would most likely take that stage every time with more confidence (or take the stage in the first place).

It’s the fear of the unknown (the what if) that is holding most people back.

Here’s a strategy for battling this fear.

List the possible “what if’s”, and have a back-up plan.

i.e. possible outcomes:

1. You could end up sweating in front of your audience, and your clothing could reveal that.

Back-up Plan: wear dark colors so it doesn’t show.

2. You could have a sound hiccup or audio visual hiccup.

Back-up Plan: have back-up sound (i.e. back-up mics) and back-up copies of your presentation ready

3. You could look like you don’t know what you’re talking about

Back-up Plan: practice, practice and practice some more. Practice in front of someone who will be supportive and give honest feedback.

4. You are terrified of getting onto that stage in the first place.

Back-up Plan: start with baby-steps (like I discuss in my TEDx Talk at the following link = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4G81vQ2EuA&t=20s). Attend Toastmaster or Rotary meetings (or similar presentation meetings), watch others tackle their fear of speaking and eventually, you’ll feel comfortable speaking in front of the smaller group yourself. Over time, you’ll gain comfort by speaking in front of supportive people and this will give you the confidence to eventually take the big stage.

Until then, here’s to your greater success.

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What I Learned From Heather Moyse

 

 

What I learned from two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Moyse during one of our interviews?

One of the key things that Heather said that stuck with me is if you show and give it your absolute all, you won’t have regrets later.

You won’t wonder, if I had just showed up for that practice or stayed that extra hour, would the results have been different.

How will you use this insight today?

For me, I’m going to go all-in each minute today and leaving nothing on the table (that includes being fully present when I meditate later, and being fully present with loved-ones – not just business).

Grab your free 200+ page ENLIGHTENED book at www.thisisthebook.com using the exclusive code bestyouever where indicated near the top of the page.

What I Learned From T. Harv Eker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I learned from T. Harv Eker during our interview?

One of the key things that Harv said that stuck with me is that you need to be solving problems rather than looking for opportunity.

From my perspective, the question becomes:

Are you looking to add value or are you looking to find business?

Are you helping people solve what is keeping them up at night or are hoping to increase your cash flow while decreasing yours?

When you solve someone’s problem, you immediately become more valuable to them.

Grab your free 200+ page ENLIGHTENED book atwww.thisisthebook.com using the exclusive code bestyouever where indicated near the top of the page.

What I Learned From Mark Victor Hansen

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I recently got to spend some time with Chicken Soup for the Soul Co-Creator, Mark Victor Hansen.

During our time, I asked Mark one habit a person can act on to take their career to the next level.

Mark’s response, “I would ask everyone to read self-help action books, and biographies and autobiographies of people who overcame the odds.”

I didn’t read my first book until I was 27 years of age, and since that time I have learned that each minute I have invested (in time) into feeding my mind has been returned itself many, many times over.

The question though is, how does one decide what to read, watch or listen to first?

I asked that same question to bestselling author Susan Manion MacDonald years back, after she was able to expand her mind enough in two months to put her cancer into complete remission (with just those two months left to live).

Her reply was essentially, “What I did was asked the people who I knew were reading, (watching or listening) the right things, what I should feed my mind first. When the same answer came back multiple times, that’s what I read (watched or listened to) first.”

Having this answer, I’d love to ask – what will you read, watch or listen to next? Perhaps it’s time to see which books, TED Talks or Shows have impacted the most lives, and dive in.

Until then, here’s to your success, Corey

ps. you can check out the full Mark Victor Hansen interview on our iTunes show page at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/conversations-passion!-corey/id948005962