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Public Speaking: Soften Into The Moment

At a recent training, my partner and I were coaching new facilitators in the art of bringing Relational Stillness to their participants. When someone said the words, “soften into the moment,” my body, which I am not often in good communication with, instantly sighed “YES!!!” Soften into the Moment has become my mantra since then. Those words bring me to a place, the sweet spot, from which I want all my communications to arise. I soften into the moment, and then into the next moment and the next and the next and the next until I am softening into the river of life… softening into compassion for all humanity. And this is where masterful communication comes from.

5 Ways To Open A Presentation With Impact

“Good evening everyone. Thank you for coming. It’s really good to be here tonight.”

Public Speaking: The Space Between Sentences

French composer Claude Debussy said “Music is the space between the notes.” Similarly, classical pianist Arthur Schnabel said “The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides!” In a similar vein, I say that the art and effectiveness of verbal communication resides in the silence between words, and between sentences.

Relational Public Speaking: Ananda’s Story

Ananda’s story is a window into the alchemy of moving effortlessly from fear to freedom in front of groups. It was her first exposure to the relational model of public speaking. Ananda was looking for a heart-centered approach to engaging with groups that is resonant with her work as a guide and way-shower in reflection of the Divine Feminine. Her previous public speaking experience was as an academic scientist, “using a content-driven and detached model of presentation,” she told me. And, she didn’t know how to bring the values of her heart to her speaking.

Public Speaking: Inhabit Your Voice

Most public speakers talk faster than their audiences can fully take in, and nearly every novice speaker tends to be speedy. Even among professional speakers there is anxiety about stopping regularly for a full breath and conversing at a listener-friendly pace. You may find yourself uncomfortable in groups with the natural silences that are second nature in one-on-one engagement. Yet these pauses are precisely what is needed for your listeners to contemplate and absorb your information and your message.

How To Become Motivational Speaker At Schools

Nowadays, a lot of public speakers are invited to schools, colleges and universities to give speeches that are aimed at motivating the students. Not many people would doubt that a sound motivational speaker must be inspirational and dynamic. In today’s school and university setting, a suitable motivational speaker also needs to be an individual who the students can easily relate to.

Public Speaking: Attune to the Pace of Listening

Time continues to speed up for so many of us and it shows up in how we communicate and I’m not here to suggest you slow down and take a pause between what should be shorter sentences because you’ve got so much to do and so do I and we don’t have control anyway of the accelerating demands of this quickening electronic pace of life that continually threatens to leave us behind if we try to catch our breath and take a moment to feel into what the next sentence wants to be, but… {Full breath} If you happen to be talking to clarify, inform, or inspire, speaking at a typical pace as in the paragraph above actually wastes time and energy through miscommunication and missed communication. When it is truly important to be heard, whether eye-to-eye or on the phone, we want to attune to the pace of actual listening.

5 Ways To Create A Speech To Sell Something

Aren’t all of our speeches about trying to make the world a better place? Because of the importance of public speaking, isn’t our #1 goal just to share the information that we have with our audience? Well, no. More often than not, when we give a speech what we are really trying to do is to sell something. It turns out that in order to do this correctly, we need to know how to create a speech that sells. Let’s take a look at what we need to be doing…

Public Speaking and Healing the Father Gaze

Modern brain science explains the potency of Relational Presence practice, being present with one person at a time when speaking, in healing the deficit in the “gaze of attunement” that infants ideally shared with a mother figure starting around age 4 months. Having missed a flow of mother mirroring conveying: “You are love, you are safe, we are one,” many of us from highly stressed families grew into self-conscious adults. The Father Gaze ideally kicks in when the toddler tries to accomplish something in the world of objects, conveying “You are remarkable. You can do it. I believe in you.” What happens to your public speaking and leadership capacity when that is missing or even replaced with negative messages?

Public Speaking: How to Relax Into the Pleasure of It

Pleasure is not a feeling commonly associated with public speaking for many, and brain science research published recently gets to the very heart of why this is so. My curiosity on this topic came from the hellish learning environment in which I first started making sounds on my road to saying my first words. As a result of that early distress, expressing myself coherently in certain situations was a great challenge for decades. This led to my life work of facilitating environments that support liberated expression. Recent brain research talks about “the gaze of attunement,” such as how we learn to attune with other humans through extensive languorous mutual gazing with our mother starting around age 4 months. If this “mother mirroring” is not compromised by stress, depression, etc., the gazing is totally pleasurable for the infant. And, the trick as a public speaker is to find your way back to the pleasure of connecting through public speaking.

Cure Stage Fright by Telling a New Story

Relative to other animals, the human brain is immature at birth and grows four times larger in the first 2 years. You had about 100 billion brain cells when you were born. Now you have a trillion. In your first month of life your brain was making over 10 times as many new connections in a second as all the world’s Internet users now make in a day. Imagine that! The learning connections these cells make outside the womb are also strongly influenced by the environment. From our earliest days our brains are hard-wiring strategies for survival that determine the reality we grow up with. The most powerful influence in the environment is the mental state of the primary caregiver, mom for most of us. And the mode through which we get the primary information is through her gaze.

How To Start A Successful Career As A Motivational Speaker

A number of motivational speakers are hired by companies or individuals as the highlight of their private or corporate event. These speakers can earn a very good living out of public speaking. The following is a small number of motivational speakers from different walks of life: James Caan is a highly respected business entrepreneur who shot to fame after his appearances in the Dragon’s Den.

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