It happens to everyone sometimes. You are about to speak and you feel ‘less than’.
Susan says, “When you present to an indifferent or skeptical audience, no one is saying, ‘yes, yes, yes!’ to you. When you are down or tired or feeling poorly, it’s up to you to properly calibrate your own frame of mind. It is your job to boost your confidence and paste charisma all over yourself. Fortunately or unfortunately (for a nervous presenter), we humans are very good at reading each other, especially when it comes to seeing weakness, fear or hesitation. The expression, ‘Don’t let them see you sweat’, epitomizes this. Your audience is apt to listen and believe if you radiate confidence in your message. So remember this sign hanging a tree in the forest. Say yes yes yes to yourself. You’ll thank yourself. Yes, yes, yes.”
Lucia says, “Posture, tone of voice, and body language, are just a few of the things that Susan looks for while coaching our clients on their presentation performances. These are important aspects to keep in mind when practicing your presentation. They create subtle messages that can come across to your audience and can influence how they react to your ideas. Susan’s suggestion to picture the ‘yes, yes, yes’ sign before and during your presentation is just one of the many tools you can use to boost your confidence and make a powerful impression.”
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