Speak Up and Speak Out

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Easy to say, much harder to do.

“I’d be too embarrassed.”
“Oh, I could never speak up to my boss.”
“I’m afraid of looking foolish.”
“It’s too intimidating.”
“What would I say?”

Sound familiar?

But here’s the payoff for you when you choose to take the risk:

  • Increased confidence
  • Visibility
  • Recognition
  • Respect
  • Rewards
  • Trust

Imagine what speaking up could mean to you and your loved ones at home, at work, or in your community:

  • better health care
  • a raise or promotion
  • a new client or customer
  • improved customer service
  • a refund
  • stronger relationships

And what if you used your skills to speak out on behalf of people who can’t speak for themselves because they’re sick, in economic distress, or starving?

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Top 10 Tips for Overcoming Stage Fright

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When I first began my speaking career, I was sure that the people sitting in the back of the room could hear my heart pounding.

Nervousness can manifest itself in several ways:

  • sweaty palms
  • quivering voice
  • flushed or pale face
  • knees knocking
  • heart beating loudly, like mine
  • forgetting what you were going to say
  • dry throat when it feels as if your mouth is filled with cotton

Sound familiar?

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Radical Speaking Confidence

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Radical confidence, a belief in possibility, is a requirement for success. Unlike hubris that derives from an inflated ego and a presumption of entitlement, real confidence comes from being in the trenches and doing the work. The more often you practice and deliver a presentation, for example, the more comfortable and polished you will become.

Here are my top 10 tips to maximize your practice time before your next presentation:

Mental Rehearsal

1) Visualize your success.

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