If you want to learn how to speak with confidence in any situation, you may be thinking it’s either a nearly impossible or that it will take a lot of time to achieve. But that’s not true. I have a friend who had an opportunity to be showcased during a 30-minute local news program. Unfortunately she is very introverted. In her mind it was a huge shift from where she was to the confidence she wanted to speak with. It was only required a 2mm shift, and here’s how she did it.
How To Speak With Confidence Even When You’re Terrified
Tip #1: Realize that you know how to speak with confidence, and that you do so every day. Notice how you stand when you’re confident, the look you have on your face, and how you breathe. Step into that posture and really feel how you feel when you are speaking with confidence. Compare this state with how you feel when you are nervous. Which one will be more effective?
Tip #2: Speak from the heart. That is, the giving side of your heart. Isn’t it much easier to give a gift than to ask for something? Don’t ask people to listen to what you want to tell them. Find out what they want, ask questions, and give them what they want. If you’re nervous you are making it about you, your message, and how you look instead of making it about serving others.
The Key To Speaking With Confidence
Tip #3: If you really want to know how to speak with confidence, you’re going to have to practice. Practice is of course most effective when it is specific to the environment you want to have mastery over. If you practice in front of the mirror, you’ll get better at speaking in front of a mirror. Find areas where you can get in front of people and practice. After awhile, you will step into the confidence that you are seeking.
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JTS Advisors Bi-Designated Strategy and Accountability Coach