What do you think charisma is? Is it an innate quality that only a few possess? Is it something that one is born with? If you said, “yes,” then many people would agree with you. In fact, the second definition of the word “charisma” in the Oxford Dictionaries is “a […]
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Speakers, by the very nature of what they do, are influential. One of the keys to influence is confidence. And, if you read my book … or even the Table of Contents on this blog … you know that being confident is one of the Public Speaking Super Powers! Confidence […]
As research for my book, Public Speaking Super Powers, I interviewed more than 85 business and professional speakers. Each one shared what they thought their public superpower was and how to develop that superpower. What emerged from those many conversations was a clear indication of what the top 3 speaking […]
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If you can communicate clearly and develop your confidence, says Featured Speaker Joel Schwartzberg, you can be an outstanding public speaker. Confidence is captivating. When a speaker is confident in their knowledge, their presentation and their communication and speaking skills, it shows—and the audience responds. We all know that some […]
This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Craig James, the President of Sales Solutions, a consulting and training Company. Podcast Highlights Length: 6 minutes, 18 seconds James’ journey to public speaking success wasn’t easy, but he was determined to improve his skills. “I’ve always […]
By Featured Speaker Davida Shensky
Editorial Note: Negative thoughts and behaviors can greatly affect the effectiveness of your public speaking. That’s why I chose to run this particular story today. You need to believe in yourself, your topic and your abilities in order to be a good speaker.
There are self help books out there that can teach you how to take control of your life but unless you begin to want to make the change yourself, and you are ready and willing make the changes, then these books will only sit on the shelf and they will not help you. For many of us some of the reasons that we stop ourselves from succeeding is that someone has told us so many times that we are a failure and we have one to believe this repeating these conversations in our heads subconsciously while we are asleep.
These negative statements or trash prevent someone from succeeding in one’s personal life. Once we recognize that we are doing this to ourselves, then and only then, then we consciously make the changes one needs to make in order to succeed. The first step is to give yourself permission to succeed while at the same time recognizing that the you who are telling you this hour only read heeding the things they are telling themselves and their fear that you are better than they are. When they sabotage your success, then this gives them power over you.