Every time we speak, we have access to the library of everything we have seen, felt, heard and experienced in our life up to this point in time. The sum total of where we have been, could be expressed as our unique personal power.
Unfortunately, there is a human tendancy to focus on what we don't have, rather than what we do have. This results in millions and millions of megawatts of personal power being abandoned, like a bride at the alter, when we find ourselves in a fearful situation like public speaking. We forget that we do have resources to draw on in this situation; that we have been successful in the past with conversation; that we have said things that informed, that entertained, that influenced, that inspired and ultimately made a difference to one or more people.
So I challenge you for the next month to bring your personal power to every fearful situation that presents itself around communication. Before you start to speak, take a moment to remind yourself you do have personal power. Take a breath and recall one converstion, to one or more people that made a connection with your audience. Now stand tall and make that connection again with the personal power that is available to you in this moment
I wish you a month of speaking with confidence.